Broughty woman is president

SHEILA McLuckie from Broughty Ferry was installed as the new president of Dundee Soroptimist International at the club’s 80th annual general meeting last week.

Sheila was senior depute rector at Grove Academy until her recent retirement.

Her theme for the year will be ‘Educate to Empower’ and projects will include raising funds for a classroom at Limbene Primary School, Meru , Kenya, and various local charities.

Soroptimist International is a worldwide organisation which seeks to inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through advocating equality, creating safe and healthy environments, increasing access to education, developing leadership and practical skills for a sustainable future.

Other officers elected at the annual general meeting were: president elect - Norma McGovern; treasurer - Hilary Hood; programme action officer - Lexi Smart.

Live Firing at Barry Buddon

NO HEAVY weapons will be discharged at Barry Buddon army training camp during May.

However, there will be live firing of light weapons every day from 9 a.m. It will continue until 4 p.m. daily with the exception of May 5, 12, 19, and 26 when it will stop at 2 p.m.

Pyrotechnics will be in use every day except May 6, 7, 8, 9, 22, and 23. Most days it will run from one minute past midnight to 11.59 p.m. However, on May 5 and 21 it will cease at 4 p.m. On May 10 and 24 the use of pyrotechnics will commence at 8 a.m. and will last until 11.59 p.m.

Members of the public are advised that although the above dates and timings are the best indication at the time of publication, they may change.

If the red flags are hoisted, regardless of the above, the public must not enter the training area.