Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2017

Date of publication

1st December 2017

TAY ROAD BRIDGE AT 50

August past saw the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Tay Road Bridge.


In the building of this bridge five men died. John McQueen (25), Donald Ross (25) and Benjamin Bowness (27) all from Dundee. Archibald Keir (20) from Cowdenbeath and our own James Lennie (50) from Abernethy.


James Lennie was born in Abernethy in 1916, a bairn of the Great War. As a child James stayed in the Bank Buildings, Back Dykes with his parents and then moved to Hall Park, one of the first residents of the new Council Houses.