Briefly

Crazy golf makeover

THE CRAZY golf course at Castle Green, Broughty Ferry, is to get a makeover in time for this year’s summer season.

Local councillor Derek Scott has been informed by Dundee City Council’s environment department that green carpet, recycled from the pitches at Dundee International Sports Complex, will be laid to provide a new putting surface. It is also going to get a much needed lick of paint.

Councillor Scott told the Guide & Gazette: “For the last two or three years I have been asking for the crazy golf course to be given some attention as it is looking a bit tired and dated in comparison to the nearby play area.

“I used to visit it during the school holidays when I was a child in the 1970s and I think the proposed works will be the first improvements made to it since then! I am pleased that at last something is being done and I look forward to seeing it being enjoyed by families during the summer.

“Broughty Ferry is a wonderful place to visit for shopping and leisure and an improved crazy golf course can only add to the attraction.”

Fair play football trophy

TAYSIDE Police will present a football trophy to Dundee and District Youth Football Association for Fair Play on Monday at Police Headquarters, Dundee.

The Tayside Police trophy will be presented annually to the team with the best behaviour over a season.

Fair Play is considered one of the most important elements of football and encourages not only players but also supporters and coaches to abide by the rules and enter into the spirit of the game.

Sergeant Gordon Middleton commented: “Tayside Police is delighted to be supporting the Dundee and District Youth Football Association by donating the Tayside Police Fair Play Trophy.

“Hundreds of local youngsters benefit from the fantastic efforts of the association and its member clubs, who in turn are supported by their coaches and the legions of parents and helpers who take to the touchline every weekend.”