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Life in Lockdown: Unprecedented Demand for ‘Hope Box’

A Dundee charity delivering arts and crafts boxes to those struggling with isolation during the Covid19 lockdown has been ‘blown away’ by demand.

Having initially ordered contents to fill 15 boxes for some of the young people and families in the charity’s network, Front Lounge has now made up almost 250 boxes, with demand growing on an almost daily basis.

Packed with materials ranging from pens, pastels and paints to canvas, charcoals and disposable cameras, an array of artforms have been created, from paintings and collages to photography and poetry.

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Superhero Treat for Dundee Nursery Children

Children attending a Dundee nursery met a trio of their favourite superheroes this week .. at a distance!

Captain America, Batman and Spiderman paid a visit to Balgillo Nursery, Ardler Village to meet the ‘key worker’ children who are attending the nursery during lockdown.

The characters are from ‘Dundee Superheroes’, a group of five superheroes lifting the spirits of local children and adults during the current pandemic. The Superheroes are helping locals get through tough times while using their allocated daily exercise as an opportunity to run around parts of Dundee and raise money for Barnardo’s in the process.


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From Dental Chair to Smartphone: Artificial Intelligence Supports Patients During Bracing Times

Dundee-based specialist orthodontic practice Beam Orthodontics has unveiled a revolutionary tool to support patients during lockdown and beyond.

Beam has become one of the first practices in Scotland to adopt Dental Monitoring (DM) which allows patients to monitor their progress by scanning their teeth with an App on their smartphone. Images are then sent on to their clinician, providing more engagement, feedback and reassurance.

Following a pilot last year, Beam is now inviting all adult patients (18+) to download the DM App. Almost 200 patients have transferred over since the lockdown was announced. Beam is also offering a free DM consultation to prospective new patients.

Stefanie Baird, Dental Nurse, Beam Orthodontics demonstrating Dental Monitoring


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Housebuilder Commits to ‘Hedgehog Highways’

A Perth housebuilder has launched a campaign to protect the humble hedgehog.

As part of Hedgehog Awareness Week (3-9 May 2020), A&J Stephen has become one of the first housebuilding firms in Scotland to introduce hedgehog highways, a network of interconnected nature-friendly gardens aimed at protecting the creatures, whose numbers are in decline.

The family firm will also be installing bat and bird boxes to protect other wildlife.


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Dundee Science Centre Appoints Local Firm for Ambitious Refurbishment

Dundee Science Centre has appointed a local business to turn ambitious 20th birthday refurbishment plans into a reality.

Bespoke joinery manufacturer and interior fit-out specialists Bentleys Shopfitting will be the Main Contractor for the £2M CONNECT project which will transform the ground floor of the visitor attraction.

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