I've just posted a link to the One Day in Dundee video, part of the City of Culture 2017 bid. Watching that video gave me goosebumps & it was great to see so many people that I know featured. Having lived in Dundee in the late 80s and then watched the City's transformation, what's been … Continue reading Changing Mindsets
From wikipedia - no commentary on these tonight, that will come laterPopulation 45,000 (2008 census)3.06% foreign-born (3.35% Scotland average)8.16% over 75 yrs old (7.09% Scotland average)Compared with the average demography of Scotland, Perth has low proportions of people born outside the European Union, but has both higher proportions born within the European Union and those … Continue reading Perth in Numbers
Aberdeen & Dundee are both university cities, with strong Art & Design schools. Something that Perth doesn't have. These institutions stimulate and challenge not only the students but also the inhabitants of the city. And because of the academic leadership and research that goes on, the city benefits as a result. A non- university city … Continue reading Further thoughts on Perth vs Dundee
We left Perth and moved to Aberdeenshire in 2004. It seems like a lifetime ago. Back then, Perth was a prosperous market town and the locals tended to look down on it's city neighbour along the Tay. How times have changed. Many of the locals still look down on Dundee, but living as we do … Continue reading A Fair City?
As usual, my Sunday morning started out with checking twitter whilst having my porridge & some freshly brewed coffee. One of the first posts to catch my eye was from Glenn Le Santo on the demise of Detroit. Glen & I then exchanged several tweets on the subject and our concerns for the UK now … Continue reading What happens when Industry goes?
I've not been riding a bike for that long really. Bought my first bike, a Claud Butler MTB, in 2005 a year after we'd moved up here. Only started cycling on the road in 2007. Before that I was a golfer. I grew up in a wee village called Scone just outside of Perth in … Continue reading From Golfer to Cyclist