Dundee Festival 2023 News

The Doodle Poll here is an open one and every member will be offered a place according to our usual first come first served basis.


(This opens to the external Doodle Poll site.  Once open there is a line marked “YOU”.  Select the dates you can play and click “CONTINUE”.  Now you enter your name and your email address.)

Please complete this asap. Cost per member for the tournament will be £35.00 this includes the physios plus add £40.00 for the dinner (if you intend going). We do not require payment for the dinner until much nearer the time. I will send out a 2nd newsletter in the summer explaining more.

Information regarding the tournament:

Friday August 11th 2023

12:30                                        Get-together – (Mayfield Clubhouse)

13:00 – 18.00                           Matches

Saturday August 12th 2023

9.30  – 17:30                               Matches

19.00 for 19:30                           Dinner in the Apex Hotel and Awards

Sunday August 13th 2023

9:30 – 15.30                                Matches

Overnight Stay and Travel

If you have not already sorted accommodation, we recommend the Apex Hotel, state THISTLES and you will be given a discounted price. The Dinner will take place at this venue.

The Apex Hotel and Malmaison are both at the slightly up market end but there are a good many other hotels around Dundee all close to the Victoria & Albert Museum, the bars and restaurants in the city and to the Bus and Railway Stations should you wish to opt for a slightly cheaper option.

The railway station is on a direct link from Kings Cross and St Pancras Eurostar while Edinburgh Airport is about 1 hour away by car or by direct Airport bus.


The Tournament will be covered by Public Liability Insurance. However, we wish to emphasize that each team should arrange its own insurance per player and that your entry form and payment for the tournament will not institute a claim of any nature against Scottish Thistles Masters Hockey Club, Dundee High School or Dundee Wanderers Hockey Club and will not hold Scottish Thistles Masters Hockey Club, Dundee High School, Dundee Wanderers Hockey Club or any member of these organizations responsible for any damage or loss of any nature.

Physiotherapist and First Aid

We have approached both Dundee University and Abertay University looking for any 2nd or 3rd year student who may wish to gain ‘hands-on’ sports massage experience and if we hear from them in the next few weeks I will circulate their names to you all should you wish to contact anyone direct. We are struggling to find any physiotherapy practitioners in the Dundee area who would charge per person, say £5.00 per treatment, but should you wish to bring your own massage person please bring a pop-up gazebo or let me know if you would like one put up, I will see what I can do.

We have also arranged two members of St Andrews First Aid to be in attendance for the entire event. Hopefully not being used apart from cuts and bruises!

Match Schedule, Results and Photos

Please be aware that during the Tournament pictures and videos will be taken. These will be available on our Club website and on Dundee Wanderers’ website. By participating, it will be assumed that all players will have given their approval for the publication of these pictures, taken during the Tournament, together with any commentary. Any publication will not include personal names.

Catering and Bar

We will provide a catering service (charged) serving cold and hot food and drinks during the day on, Saturday and Sunday. The Clubhouse bar will be open from 13.00 on Friday and from 11.00 am on Saturday and Sunday. A BBQ will be operation Saturday and Sunday.

Dinner and Awards

The Tournament Dinner has now been confirmed, 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm and we have managed to arrange a very good deal indeed at the Apex Hotel. There will be three courses with coffee, also wine placed on each table. The cost for this dinner will be £40.00 per person. Closer to the time allergies, vegetarian choices etc will be noted.

Programme and Advertising

Note: If any team, player or supporter wishes to advertise their company or just take out a personal message can they contact Mr Richard Miller direct on: 07923543642 or rwsmiller@btinternet.com

Costs are £100.00 per full page, £50.00 per half page and £25.00 per quarter page.