Last night, I attended an extremely productive meeting of the Tay Bridge Rail Disaster Memorial Group that took place at the Riverview Station restaurant, near to where we wish to see the proposed memorial erected :
Above : Around the site at Riverside where we would like to see the Memorial erected
Above : Stuart Morris of Balgonie, group chair, with his presentation about the disaster
This morning, I had a useful update from City Development Department officers on the project at the proposed Riverside Nature Park. There is excellent progress and a report to committee will come forward later this month.
After a meeting with the Chief Executive of the City Council and senior officers, other groups leaders, the Lord Provost and Depute Lord Provost on a number of issues, followed by my surgery at Blackness Primary School, I attended the Harris Academy Parent Council meeting tonight – unusually, at the former Rockwell High School site (see below), where we were given a guided tour of what will be the school “decant” facility during the forthcoming modernisation project for Harris Academy. The temporary move to Rockwell undoubtedly poses challenges for the Harris staff and pupils but it is clear that the Head Teacher and his staff are well-prepared.
Lastly, my thoughts are with Kathryn and Jim Mitchell of Baxter Street, following the sudden death of their son, Ethan, aged only 7. Ethan, a Blackness Primary School pupil, died of a brain tumour and his gran Catherine Smart gave a moving tribute to Ethan in today’s Courier.