On this day – Police ask for the underworld’s help

On May 20th 1980, the press made a plea to the ‘underworld’ to help solve the murder of Dr and Mrs Woods. Reported in the Glasgow Herald, Detective Chief Superintendent James Cameron appealed to thieves and housebreakers in the area as the motive for the murders was thought to be theft. He hoped that localRead more ⟶

On this day – Dundee’s Royal Arch Demolished

Dundee’s Royal Arch was erected in 1853 to commemorate the Royal visit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1844, the first visit to the city by a monarch since the 17th century. The Queen often visited Dundee which was on her way to Balmoral. The Arch was commonly known as Victoria Arch to Dundonians,Read more ⟶

On this day – Councillors business interests questioned in trial

Whether any of the parties were found guilty, we don’t know, having not looked at the court records. But back in the 1980s there were just as many suspicions, and likely backhanders and deals going on. So much of the corruption and greed that went on from our elected officials we will never know, butRead more ⟶

On this day – Man sentenced after family feud ends in brother’s death

It is the party season, and while family gatherings can be joyous occasions, sometimes we don’t get on with our family. Things can quickly take a turn for the worse when alcohol is involved, and on this day in 1974 Daniel Flanagan was sentenced for the culpable homicide of his brother, and assault for stabbingRead more ⟶

On this day – Gordon Johnston murder trial

The Glasgow Herald ran this story on Nov 25th 1989, in the midst of the Gordon Johnston murder trial, where Ryan Monks and Paul Mill stood accused. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2507&dat=19891125&id=2DNAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UFkMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4317%2C2186038 News report mid-trial during the Gow gun shop murder. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2507&dat=19891125&id=2DNAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UFkMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4317%2C2186038