Published on 5 November 2019
A young Middlesbrough man, whose aviation dream almost crash-landed due to lack of funds, is on course for a high-flying career after fundraising to pursue his aviation dream.
With aspirations to be a pilot since his first holiday abroad at the age of 13, Paul Stephenson (21) from Eston, Middlesbrough is now one of over 70 students working towards the BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Pilot Practice degree at Dundee-based Tayside Aviation.
Published on 22 October 2019
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Local toddlers will get the chance to be ‘TinkerTots’ next week.
As part of its Early Explorers programme, Dundee Science Centre is inviting children aged three to five years old to discover through play, asking questions and exploration.
‘TinkerTots’, which will encourage children to tinker with and explore how things work, will be held on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 October 2019.
Published on 22 October 2019
The largest festive market and business start-up exhibition will take place in Dundee next month.
Hosted by Women’s Business Station in association with Coca-Cola 5by20 Dundee, the ambitious event will take place in Wellgate Shopping Centre from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December 2019.
The event, which is free to attend, will showcase the talent of around 100 local businesses, with everything from wine, gin and sweet treats, to toys, jewellery, furniture, fashion and complementary therapies on sale, as well as gift vouchers for sports massages, beauty treatments, business services and more.
L-R: Angie De Vos (Foreman) – Women’s Business Station;
Elaine Falconer – Boot Loot Boutique;
Peter Aitken – Wellgate;
Claire Semple – Semple Sports Therapies;
Carrie Shannon – DD1 Events.
Published on 16 October 2019
A Dundee nursery business is putting the mental health of both children and staff at the top of the agenda.
Balgillo Nurseries, who run four nurseries in the city, have introduced a number of wellbeing initiatives.
Staff are teaching children how to be mindful, as well as actively working on resilience, conflict management, openness and a growth mindset. On a physical level, the nursery is introducing regular yoga sessions and laps of the nursery garden, both of which are reaping rewards when it comes to the children’s focus and behaviour.
Similarly, breakfast boxes have been introduced in staff areas, alongside a ‘Balgillo spa box’ filled with personal care items for staff to refresh themselves throughout the day. Meanwhile, weekly ‘Fit Fridays’ encourage staff to dress down in sports clothing for comfort. There are also plans to enlist the support of a local personal trainer to support regular exercise events as a team.
Meanwhile, at the Turnberry Avenue and Torridon Road nurseries, local lettering art project Outdoors Type has created stunning murals on the outside of the buildings.
Published on 14 October 2019
The first 1,000 tickets for Dundee’s New Year city centre celebrations have been snapped up.
“It’s Happening!” Dundee Hogmanay 2019 will see two days of music and family entertainment, with one of Britain’s best-loved bands Squeeze, Eddi Reader and Dundee’s very own Kyle Falconer, the Hogmanay headliner.
With any profits split between three Dundee charities, the celebrations will be kicked off by national treasures Squeeze, who have enjoyed a string of hits including Up The Junction, Tempted and Cool For Cats.
They will kickstart the party on the evening of Monday 30 December before a full, family-focused day of free entertainment and music on Hogmanay.
The evening will kick off with rock pipe band Gleadhraich, followed by Sinderins, Eddi Reader and Kyle Falconer, who will bring in the bells with a piper. Tay FM DJs will play for the last half hour bringing the event to a close at 12.45am.
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