About Dundee


Dundee is a city very much in the international spotlight.

Situated on the north shore of the Tay Estuary, it has been named one of the world’s top ten places to visit with a further accolade describing it as a “design-savvy city.”

The £80 million V&A Museum of Design, part of a billion pound waterfront development, is a major attraction at home and overseas.

Dundee has been named the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design, a prestigious recognition of the contribution the city has made to design and innovation.

Scotland’s sunniest city, it is the fourth largest in the country and home to around 147,000 people. Dundee always ranks highly in national quality of life surveys.

As well as Al-Maktoum College, there are two universities and one other college in Dundee  – as many as 45,000 students from all over the world can be here during term time.

Dundee is a flourishing and renowned centre for life sciences, computer games, research, the arts, business, education, hi-tech manufacturing, telecommunications and tourism, and also enjoys a thriving cultural scene.

It is ideally located for visits to the capital, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow while its hinterland offers beaches, mountains and picturesque villages.

Golf, ski-ing, climbing and hill walking, fishing and other outdoor sports are practically on Dundee’s doorstep.   

There is much to admire in a city whose residents are warm-hearted and welcoming, priding themselves in their multicultural outlook.

More information on the city and what’s on is available at:

www.dundee.com and www.dundeecity.gov.uk