News Archive 2009 - 2012

"On the Buses?"- Tealing Transport Public meeting at Tealing Primary School 6.30pm on Tues 13 Nov
Liz Begg of Angus Council transport team is hosting the above meeting, to which all local residents are warmly invited - please come along to express your views, suggestions and public transport needs. Please reserve your place.

Tealing Community Appraisal - A Report by Angus Council
The council has published the results of its recent consultation with residents and will be using it to help develop the next community plan for our area -read the report here.

Wind Farm Proposals - Aug 2012
There are two proposed wind farms under consideration by Angus Council Planning Dept in our area - one at Dodd Hill by West Coast Energy and another at Frawney Finlargby Polar Energy. to everyone who came along to the public meeting hosted by TCC in Tealing Hall to discuss the Dodd Hill Farm planning application. Having taken into account the views expressed at the meeting, the community council's letter of response to the application can be readhere.

29 June 2012
Safety Improvements for Tealing and Petterden Junctions on the A90
Graeme Dey, MSP for Angus South, working with the community council and Tayside Police announced that Transport Scotland will be making £76,000 of safety and signage improvements to these busy junctions. It's hoped that Transport Scotland will do the work in Sept 2012. Read the full Bear Scotland safety review reports and recommendations here - forTealingand forPetterden. Graham Reoch, Chair of Tealing Community Council welcomed the news but emphasised that the community council will continue to campaign for a reduced speed limit of 50mph along the stretch of the A90 that cuts through the village.

15 - 17 June 2012
Tealing Olympic Gala Weekend - A Big Success!
Over 600 People, Pets and Horses participated in Tealing Gala Weekend, which started off with the School Sports being opened by Olympic Torch bearer, Carolyn Pierpont. See the following links for further information on each event.

Programme of Events School Sports Creative/Craft ShowSaturday Fun RunFamily Disco NightHorse Show Outdoor Agility DogsClosing Event SundayPlanning Team Contacts

Volunteer Roll of Honour

Sunday 20 May 2012, Tealing Airfield Memorial unveiled!Photo Gallery

Almost 100 people came along on Sunday 20 May to see the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust (ABCT) unveil a permanent granite memorial in memory of those who served at the airfield during WW2. Community Council Chairman, Graeme Reoch, welcomed everyone and then Steven Burke read from Jim McFarlane of Todhill's happy childhood memories of the aerodrome, which were both funny and very touching - moving some of those present to tears.

It was a happy occasion though for many reasons. We were honoured to have two very special guests, WAAFs Mabel Langlands and Margaret Erskine who were both based at Tealing Airfield. Mabel was in the Operations Room and actually plotted Molotov's landing on 20 May 1942! Both ladies are 90 years old and were delighted to participate in the event. We thank them both and their families for coming along.

Ken Bannerman, Director General of ABCT unveiled the memorial, followed by Dr Ted Luscombe, retired Bishop of Brechin and Kirkton of Tealing resident, who did a very moving dedication. We were also honoured by a flyover and salute from pilots Drew Dudgeon and Jim Watt of Tayside Aviation flying from Riverside Dundee Airport.

Piper Ross Henderson of Fintry Pipe Band then lead everyone back inside for a cuppa. The conversation and memories flowed until, after more than 60 years, the Tealing Airfield bell rang out in Angus again. It had been brought to the hall for the day by Dougal and Elma Barrie, whose Auntie Bebe (previously of Moatmill) preserved it after the war. Thanks to everyone who made it such an enjoyable and memorable day!

14 March 2012
Tealing Schoolchildren on the STV Evening News!

In case anyone missed it, here’s the link to the above programme on STV’s You Tube channel clip about the Tealing Olympic Gala Weekend is 12.44 mins into the programme.

13 March 2012
Olympic Fever Hits Tealing - helped by a Community Grant of £3,500

People of all ages in Tealing are gripped with excitement at the prospect of the Olympics coming to the UK in July. So much so, that they are putting on their own Olympic Gala Weekend from 15 to 17 June. The celebration will open with Tealing Primary School Sports where, in good Olympic tradition, there will be a parade of the teams and passing of a torch to declare the “games” open.Other attractions include a Creative Tealing Cake and Crafts Exhibition, demonstrations and displays by several local activity groups, a Mini Horse Show, a Pet Show, and a family show featuring “Tealing’s Got Talent” on the Saturday night.

Tealing Community Councillor and Chair of the Events Group, Sandra Burke, said “We are delighted to have been awarded a community grant of £3500 for the Gala Weekend from Angus Council. The council recognises the fit between a small village like Tealing wanting to strengthen community spirit and the Olympic ethos of participation and fellowship. Most of all, it’s about people of all ages in the village coming together to enjoy activities. There will be something for everyone.” Alison Scott, head teacher of Tealing Primary School said “We are really pleased that the school sports will open the village Gala Weekend. The children are all looking forward to it and the Olympic theme is adding extra excitement this year.”Reverend David Collins of Sidlaw Churches added “It’s heartening to see the enthusiasm and local interest this community-building project is generating. Lots of folk are volunteering to help make sure that it will be a big success.”

Tealing Primary Parent Council Prize Bingo Evening - Fri 11th Nov in Tealing Hall
Doors open 6.30pmfor eyes down 7pm sharp. Entry is 50p per person including refreshments. Donations are most welcome and can either be handed into Tealing Primary School (or nursery) direct or phone Kerry Kirkland on 07748 953961 to arrange collection.

Doors Open Days Sept 2011
Local people and visitors to Angus alike will have the opportunity to see inside some buildings not usually accessible to the public during this year’s Doors Open Day event. Doors Open Day allows members of the public the opportunity, free of charge, to take a look at some of the cultural and historical buildings in the county. Angus Council has continued its involvement in Doors Open Day, which is held throughout Scotland on varying weekends throughout September. This is Scotland's contribution to European Heritage Days and sees the simultaneous opening of thousands of buildings across Europe. Buildings open for the first time will be the Airlie Monument and Cortachy Castle; Seaview Primary School, Monifieth; and the restored schoolhouse at Logie, Montrose.

This year sees the opening of 15 buildings, including previous favourites Hospitalfield House, Kinnaird Castle and the Arbroath Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Post. This year, the Doors Open Day event is covering a number of dates to allow for building organisers to be able to participate, so visitors are asked to check the opening dates and times of individual buildings, and whether access is only by a booked tour. Angus venues and dates of opening are:

For more information on Doors Open Day 2011 visit or contact Angus Council’s Natural & Built Environment, E: or T: 01307 473265.

Doors Open Day is organised in conjunction with Scottish Civic Trust as part of European Heritage Days. This also includes Scottish Archaeological Month (SAM) events that are also due to take place in the month of September. Details of the SAM events can be found by visiting the Council of Scottish Archaeology website at

Details of the other Doors Open Day events throughout Scotland can be found at

11 June - Talking Newspaper calls for volunteers - can you help?
Angus Talking Newspaper Association, a charitable organisation run solely by volunteers, held its Annual General Meeting on May 25 in Forfar. Each month volunteers meet in each of the Angus burghs and produce a CD containing excerpts from the local newspaper and these are distributed to blind and visually impaired people in the area. More...

May 2011
Tealing Primary Parent Council Bag2School Fundraiser - time to have a clear out for a good cause!
Bags are dropping through doors at the end of May for collection 7th June. Bag 2 School is the national scheme that pays 50p per kilo for bags of good quality second hand adults and children`sclothing, sheets, blankets, curtains, soft toys, shoes, belts and handbags. All items collected are for re-use. Should you require special arrangements please contact Kerry on 07748953961

April 2011
Tealing News (Spring 2011)

Local Heroes Wanted!
Nominate your community local heroes and readthe latest village news.

7 Mar 2011 More ZUMBA fitness classes starting!
Trained instructor, Sarah Ellis' newZumba fitness class inTealing Hall every Saturday has been such a success that two additional classes are starting this week to meet demand. Zumba is a latin dance based fitness session suitable for beginners, which is also great fun.Classes are on -

Tuesday evening 7.15-8.15pm
Saturday morning 10.30-11.30am
Sunday afternoon 2-3pm (Note - the SUNDAY CLASS no longer runs due to lack of numbers)

Each session costs just £3.50, so why not come along and give it a try! For more information contact Sarah on 07834 163161.

Tealing Sub-Station HVDC Converter Station Expansion - update
About 40 residents came along to the public consultation exhibition by Seagreen Wind Energy on 20 Jan in Tealing Hall. Senior managers from Seagreen, Scottish Southern Energy and Fluor answered questions and heard the views of local people. Four Tealing Community Councillors then visited the potential sites and spoke to some of the home owners living closest to the sub-station. See the letter then sent to Seagreen here and keep checking this website for the latest updates. (If the converter station goes ahead construction will start in early 2014 and it will become operational about 18 months later).

Rescheduled Meeting to discuss Brighty Wood becoming a Community Woodland - Wed 16th February 2011 in Murroes Hall at 7pm

Brighty Wood is on the corner of Gagie Road and is presently owned by The Woodland Trust. The Woodland Trust are finding it no longer viable to keep small woods like Brighty, and they would like a local group interested in woodland to take over the lease of the wood. To explain what this means, and the process involved, everyone who is interested in maintaining this beautiful wood, is invited to come along and lend their support. For more information contact Greta Cowper at

Seagreen Wind Energy proposes Tealing Substation expansion - PUBLIC EXHIBITION in Tealing Hall, Thurs 20 Jan, 12 noon to 8pm

Seagreen Wind Energy has accepted the offer from the National Grid for connection of their future North Sea wind farm to the Tealing sub-station. In order to connectit to the grid network, Seagreen hope to lay an onshore electricity cable underground from the coast off Arbroath all the way to Tealing and construct an HVDC converter station here. Come along to their public exhibition on 20 Jan to find out more and express your views.

Book your table for the ChristmasMenu at the Speckled Hen (10% discount for senior citizens and now accepting all paymentcards) The Speckled Hen is now serving it's Christmas Menu. Four delicious courses priced from £15 - £17.50. Treat yourself and book a lovely lunch with friends and family to enjoy good food in nice surroundings- all in the lovely setting ofthe Tealing countryside!For bookings Tel 07932 161958

Nov 2010, Members Sought For Angus Citizens' Panel
Residents of Angus are being invited to join Angus Citizens' Panel, set up by Angus Council to consult with members of the public on a wide range of topics. The panel has been used in the past as one method of finding out the views of the public on a variety of topics, including council services, health services, volunteering, Angus Fair Traders Scheme, alcohol misuse, the local economy, crime, and the Doorstoppers initiative.

There are already more than 300 people who are members of the panel, but the council would like this figure to rise to around 1100 people, to represent 1% of the population of Angus. Anyone is invited to apply to become a member of the panel, and they would be required to take part in around three surveys a year, beginning in December 2010. Local focus and discussion groups may also be held about once per year to speak to people in-depth about certain issues. Surveys are carried out online, by post or by means of a 20 minute phone call.

Application forms to join the panel are available from ACCESS offices and libraries or can be downloaded from the Citizens' Panel page on this site. For further details, email or contact the council's ACCESSLine on 08452 777778.

29 Oct 2010 Community Council Office Holders Elected
Our new community councillors held the first meeting of their 4 year term on Wed 27 Oct at which the following office holders were elected -

Chairman - Graeme Reoch
Secretary - Nicki Donaldson
Treasurer - Kay Dennis

In addition, it was agreed that Alex Henderson will be the contact for Angus Council Planning Department and Sandra Burke will continue as Editor of the website and the village newsletter Tealing News. The new community council will be bringing forward plans to work on some of the issues and suggestions raised by residents who responded to the Summer 2010 survey. Progress will be regularly reported here on the website and in Tealing News

6 Oct 2010 New Community Councillors Announced
Angus Council has announced that the followinglocal people have been appointed to serve for 4 years from 6 Oct 2010.

Sandra Burke, Ivy Lodge, Tealing, Dundee
Kay Dennis, The Old Schoolhouse, Tealing, Dundee
Nicki Donaldson, Balnuith Cottage, Balnuith, By Tealing, Dundee
Lindsay Hay, Glade Cottage, 34 Holding, Tealing, Angus
Alex Henderson, Millburn, Tealing
Graeme Reoch, 6 Dalziel Road, Inveraldie, Tealing
Janet Stewart, 2 Elmwood, Tealing
BobTaylor, 15 Holding, Newmains Road, Tealing, By Dundee

28 Aug - Big Tabby Cat Found near Powrie Farm

A large friendly female tabby cat, wearing a silver collar with a little bell, is lingering near Powrie Farm. The road is dangerous, so we are keen to find her owner. If you have any information, please call Mrs Suttie Tel 380726.

26 Aug - Shopping Voucher Winner Announced!
Councillor Lee drew the winning completed questionnaire at the Community Council meeting on Wednesday evening. The lucky winner of a £10 shopping voucher for the supermarket of her choice is Sharnn Durning. Well done Sharnn and thanks also to everyone else who took part.

18 Aug - Community Council Elections Ahead
Residents of Tealing will have the opportunity to both stand for and vote in the forthcoming Community Council elections. Young people aged 16 to 18 will be able to stand for election to their local community council, and also to vote if there is a contest in their area. The first step in the election process will be the publication of notice of election, on Monday 6 September. Candidates have until Monday 27 September to submit their nomination. More..

6 August 2010 - Tealing News is re-launched!
In response to local demand, the local village newsletter Tealing News is back in circulation. Hard copies are being dropped through letterboxes, posted or emailed to very household over the next few days. We hope you enjoy reading it. Feedback is welcome, especially about what you'd like to see in future issues. Send comments to or contact Graeme Reoch, Community Council Chairman Tel 380571.

6 July 2010 - Impressive new gardens at Tealing Primary School
The "outdoor classroom" and"quiet garden" at the school are both now finished and looking very attractive. All of the classrooms open directly on to the garden area and the children have been planting and growing lots of new plants and vegetables. Pupils and teaching staff are delighted with the new facilities, which really complement the school's idyllic rural setting and surroundings. More

Tealing's Youngest Digital Detective Collects Her Prize
Congratulations to Erin Farrell who received her prize of an Amazon gift voucher from Tealing Community Council Chairman, Graeme Reoch. Erin's detective skills got her a score of 28 out of 30. It's a fantastic achievement and surely means that little Erin now knows more about Tealing thanthe rest of us! See the presentation.

Wed 26 May 2010 -Community Council meeting
The Community Council Meeting is on Wed at 7.30pm. It's a public meeting and everyone is welcome, more information ...

Ceilidh with the Roseley Ceilidh Band, Tealing Hall, Saturday 22 May, 7.30 - 10.30pm
Come along to support Sarah Morrison's climb of Kilimanjaro in aid of the Macmillan Nurses. Light snack included, bring your own drink. Raffle donations welcomed. Adults, children and OAPs £5.00. Get your tickets at the Speckled Hen or from Joyce Morrison Tel 380612.

30 April 2010 - Tealing Community Council makes its first Local Hero Award for outstanding community service to the late Councillor Frank Ellis. Mrs Kay Ellis will be presented with the Award by Community Council Chairman, Graeme Reoch. More...

6 April 2010 - New mobile library timetable introduced. The mobile library is changing from fortnightly on Fridays to fortnightly on Tuesdays starting on 6 April - get the details.

Have you done the magical Gagie Woodland Walk yet?
On Tealing's doorstep, this one-mile springtime woodland walk takes in a delightful secluded den along the Sweet Burn to a semi-wild pond garden in the grounds of early 17th century Gagie House. Between March and May it's a sea of colour, blanketed with snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells, primroses and primulas. Wait for a fine day and take the children, family, friends and dogs (on a lead and with the pooper scooper of course!) and have a wonderful hour or two exploring this lovely rural spot. Finish off with a cup of tea and a biscuit in the rustic self-serve tearoom in the barn by the car park. Directions and further info..

March Community Council meeting minutes now available
Lots of topical local matters were discussed, including the latest on the Core Path inquiry, how the website is coming along and wind farm proposals etc. Find out more...

Tealing Core Path Inquiry 24 Feb 2010
Community Councillor, Alex Henderson, along with several other invited residents are attending the above inquiry. All previous local objectors to the Core Path Plan have been invited. The inquiry organiser is Mr Scott McKenzie, Specialised Case Officer, Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeal, 4 The Courtyard, Callendar Business Park, Falkirk, FK1 1XR

Minutes of the January Community Council meeting now available
Lots of topical local matters were discussed, including snow clearing at the school, the latest on the Core Path inquiry, how the website is coming along and wind farm proposals etc. Find out more ..

"Alternative" style Burns Supper, Tealing Hall, 13th March 2010 (7pm for 7.30pm)
Tickets are just 6. there will be the usual tatties, haggis and neeps. Entertainment is a four man troupe called "A Parcel O' Rogues" who sing a melody of songs and play guitars and have raised more than 100k for childrens charities over the last 15 years. Funny poems will be recited and the highlight of the evening "Poosie Nancy's Inn", with an unsuspecting visitor who assists with the fun and laughter during a recital of Tam O'Shanter. Everyone is welcome, so make a night of it with all your friends! Adults only - for tickets and more information, please call Jim or Rosie Lindsay Tel 380366

Free Angus Council home safety event
Carnoustie Golf Hotel, Tues 23 February
A day-long series of workshops highlighting electrical and home safety is to be held at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel on 23 February.The event, aimed at the over-sixties and people with disabilities who are tenants or owner-occupiers in Angus, is designed to cut the number of accidents in the home. Workshops will provide advice and good practice on home safety, community alarm equipment, fire safety, the Doorstoppers / Safe as Houses scheme and exercise to reduce falls in the home.

The free event is a joint venture between Angus Council Social Work and Health, Tayside NHS, Angus Council trading standards, Tayside Fire and Rescue and Angus Care and Repair, funded by the Electrical Safety Council. Depute Provost of Angus, Peter Murphy, will open the event at 10.30 am. Lunch will be provided and the day will finish at 3.30 pm.

Organisers have arranged for buses to collect and return people from Kirriemuir, Forfar, Brechin, Monifieth, Arbroath and Montrose. To book a place at the event or a seat on the bus (or for any other details/requests) contact Kath or Helen at Angus Care and Repair T: 01307 463232 or email

13 Jan 2010 - Exclusive luxury houses in Tealing released for sale
West Residential Ltd is building four properties in the walled garden of Tealing House. The ‚£3million development will be the most contemporary ever undertaken by the firm, with prices starting at ‚£675,000 for the five-bedroomed detached houses. more information..

8 Jan 2010 -Community Council meeting
The Community Council Meeting is on Wed Jan 20 at 7.30pm. It's a public meeting and everyone is welcome, more information ...

Dec 2009 - Tealing's new website goes live!
Community Council Chairman, Graeme Reoch,and Website Editor, Sandra Burke, have both welcomed the launch of new community website -

"Ten years ago, when we published the Tealing book and opened the permanent photographic exhibition in the hall, there was lots of talk about creating a bigger archive of information about the village that could be regularly expanded and updated. Now we have that in this new website. We have a permanent space on the world wide web, where everything there is to know about our village can be kept for posterity. Children of all ages will be able to learn things they might not have otherwise known and older people can record their memories to make sure they are captured forever" said Sandra.

Graeme continued "Tealing Community Council is delighted to support this very worthwhile initiative. We hope people of all ages will get behind it and help make it a great focal point for all things to do with Tealing".