Popular musician to appear at club

A LARGE turnout is expected at the next meeting of Arbroath Accordion and Fiddle Club when Dick Black and his Band, long term favourites of the Scottish music scene, will be the guest artistes.

Dick, who is well known for his old time dances, plays the Continental Chromatic accordion and has recorded a large number of albums including ‘Never at Hame’, ‘Lets Dance’ and ‘Aye on the Road’.

The meeting will take place at the usual venue of Arbroath Artisan Golf Club with doors open at 7.30 and the music starting at 8 p.m. Players and listeners alike will be made most welcome.

Planning applications

ANGUS Council recently received the following planning applications for consideration.

Extension to dwellinghouse at Drumbeg, Tealing, by Mr Stuart Anderson.

Extension to dwellinghouse at 12 Hill Terrace, Birkhill, by Mr P. Clemson.

Space journey for Probus Club members

CHAIRMAN Jim Wynne welcomed 37 members to their meeting on Tuesday.

John Beaton MBE, founder of Kolfor Plant Ltd., spoke on the NASA space agency. He was involved in the creation of the ‘Dundee Mercy Bus’ in response to the 2005 Tsunami disaster, and this is still providing mobile clinic services in Sri Lanka.

He told the company of the creation of the Discovery STEM space school, linking Dundee with NASA Houston, and with the help of Powerpoint slides, in many of which he features, gave a better idea of space travel. From the cramped conditions of the first space capsules to the enormous size of the Space Station, John gave members an insight to the life of an astronaut. From sleeping Velcro-ed to the ceiling, to use of the ‘Space Potty’, it was all brought to life.

Don Clark voiced the members thanks.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 16, at 10.30 a.m. when the speaker will be Ian Stirling.