Talk of the Town: ‘Rudi gets his finger out on holiday’

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IT’S a sight that one half of the city can never get enough of – while leaving the other side marooned.

And just to rub even more salt – or should that be sand? – in the wounds, here’s Rudi Skacel on holiday in Barbados with girlfriend Eva Zubickova.

TOTT is sure that Dundee United fans are truly delighted with their star signing’s commitment to the tangerine cause.

Rebus and the mystery of the missing followers

REVELATIONS in yesterday’s Evening News that 97 city homes are still in possession of a black and white TV licence made its way to crime author Ian Rankin.

He tweeted: “I’m wondering if Rebus could be one of them...”

A Twitter account purporting to be that of the tough-talking, hard-drinking inspector himself replied in the affirmative, but we’re pretty sure that if the real thing existed he would have more than four followers.

Cross purposes

HIS life is celebrated with haggis-fuelled feasts washed down with fine malt.

But now the traditional Burns Supper could be braced for a fruity twist.

Producers of Thistly Cross Cider, based in Dunbar, have launched a campaign urging Burns clubs across the world to offer their new whisky cask cider for those unaccustomed to the fiery amber ­nectar.

More than 200 societies have been approached as they gear up to celebrate Burns Night on January 25.

We’ll be drammed if it catches on.

Wash and go

THEY’RE back! From the people who brought you the hair-brushing study and the spot study, we now have the scalp study.

Yes, Alba Volunteers are looking for women aged 18-75 to wash their hair with a product once or twice a day over a two-week period, and complete a questionnaire, picking up £100 expenses in the process.

If your skills cover basic personal hygiene, e-mail volunteers@albascience.com or call 0800 756 1046