Health food store to open in Broughty

WELL-KNOWN health food business Holland & Barrett is set to open a branch in Broughty Ferry.

Details at the moment are sketchy, but a spokesman for the company confirmed the new store is set to open on October 31.

Work is ongoing on the former M&Co store in Brook Street which is having an overhaul ahead of the opening.

The chain sells vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements and has more than 600 outlets across the UK and Ireland.

The chairman of Broughty Ferry Community Council, George Ferguson, welcomed the addition of another store to the Ferry.

He said that people seemed to be getting more into health foods and thought the opening of the store would be a good thing.

Level crossings

A FERRY councillor has urged people to take heed of a new television advertising campaign about the dangers of level crossings. The advert by Railtrack shows a girls straying on to a track and looking up in fear just before a train hits her.

Councillor Laurie Bidwell revealed that Railtrack has recently spent £130 million to improve safety at crossings.

He said: “We have two level crossings, at Gray Street and Grassy Beach, and I urge local people to be mindful of the message in the advertising campaign.”