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  1. Exceptional season, well done Derek 👍
  2. The Gibson cock you mentioned, was actually bred by the Smith & Thomson partnership and it, along with it's nest sister, were bought at the Dundee & District club squeaker sale by Bill Gibson. As yearlings Bill Gibson entered these nestmates in the SNFC Rennes Gold Cup race [ 580 + miles] where the cock made the result, the hen however, returned a few days out of race time. Not long after this Bill Gibson packed the pigeons in and gifted the nest pair to his near neighbour, the maestro, John Ellis. If I remember correctly, the Gibson cock scored in 5 SNFC channel races and his son also had a good record in SNFC races. I'm not sure of the Gibson hen's record but I do recall John Ellis still sending her racing at 9 years of age. Like all the Ellis birds, they were given the "works" where his motto was - "flee the buggers oot"! John Ellis gifted me a late bred Blue w/f hen in 2001 direct from the Gibson cock. This hen was the granddam of a hen to score - 13th open SNFC Clermont 541 miles, 23rd open SNFC Alencon Gold Cup 570 miles and 104th open SNFC Clermont 541 miles. The late John Duthie won the SNFC Gold Cup race twice and both his winners contained 50% Ellis blood.
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    Unikon ETS

    Unikon ETS for sale - see page 63 of this week's BHW.
  4. A great achievement, well done Stephen
  5. Congratulations to Charlie & Glen Cameron on having an outstanding season and winning East Region & Section C averages in the SNFC . Also well done to all trophy winners .
  6. Well done Charlie & Glen, excellent season
  7. All ring numbers for the Dundee & District Flying Club breeder / buyer competition to be with club secretary, Jack Alexander no later than Saturday 16th July. The breeder / buyer race will be flown from Harrowgate on 3rd September, 2022.
  8. SU 16 NE 6787 - this bird has been hanging around a garden in Edzell for over a week. My sister in law has tried to catch it on several occasions to no avail. It is getting food from the bird table in her garden. Hopefully it will build up enough strength to make it home ? Just to let the owner know of it's whereabouts.
  9. The following rings were found beneath a peregrine's nest, Cupar, Fife. SU 21 AF 888. SU 21 AF 1953. SU 20 AF 282.
  10. On behalf of the Dundee & District flying club I would like to thank all fanciers who donated a young bird and all those that purchased a youngster at our breeder buyer sale today. Thanks also to auctioneer Bruce McKenzie, Pigeon Basics for allowing our sale to be advertised on the site, British Homing World and BHW scribe, Joe Murphy for giving our sale a mention. Good luck to everyone that purchased a youngster. Brian Donnelly.
  11. THIRTEEN-- SNFC / SNRPC 1st open winners donating to this sale, plus many other top fanciers !!
  12. The Dundee & District Flying club are to hold a breeder / buyer sale on Sunday, 10th April, 2022 in The Taxi Club, 80 Rosebank Street, Dundee DD3 6PG. Birds on view from 1pm, sale to commence 2pm Winning bloodlines will be on offer from club members and other top Scottish fanciers. Anyone wishing to donate a youngster would be much appreciated. This has been a popular sale in recent years, paying out around £700 each of the previous sales. All welcome, for what should be an enjoyable afternoon out.
  13. Rest in peace John, condolences to the family.
  14. Just read an excellent article on Robert Reid in this week's Racing Pigeon, written by Mary Thomson.
  15. I'm sorry to be reading this and really hope Jim reconsiders? Not many better fanciers than Jim Cullen.
  16. It's getting serious now Derek, the losses are not sustainable with old and young birds. Even diehard fanciers will be leaving the sport if we get many more seasons like this one.
  17. Lochee club - secretary Jim Bremner - tel 01382 623457.
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