Dundee Airport

Dundee Riverside Airport The River Tay Estuary has had a long-standing aviation history. The Royal Naval Air Service first opened a seaplane base at Stannergate, Dundee in 1914 to patrol the East coast of Scotland. The base operated until 1919 and was re-activated between 1940-44. In 1938 the Short Mayo composite aircraft, “Maia-Mercury” (a seaplane …

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Wildlife on the Tay

The River near Perth Birds In spring and summer, the Tay is home to Sand Martins which nest in holes in the walls of the riverbank, busily darting around in search of insects. Grey Wagtails can be glimpsed on the riverbank. Dippers are small dumpy birds, with a characteristic bobbing movement, commonly seen around the …

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Tay Road Bridge

Feature image courtesy of Gareth James. Opened by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on 18th August 1966, the Tay Road Bridge crosses the Tay estuary linking Newport in north east Fife with the City of Dundee. Designed by William Fairhurst and built by the Muir of Ord-based construction company Duncan Logan Ltd (Contractors), the bridge …

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Improving Lives Tay’gether: modern day surroundings

The Tay is the United Kingdom’s greatest river in terms of outflow. Rising on the slopes of Ben Lui, it finally reaches the open sea east of Buddon Ness and Tentsmuir Point. It gives rise to a wealth of contemporary buildings and other features, all of which depend to some extent on the river and its immediate surroundings.