The City of Dundee, which dates back over 800 years, occupies a proud location rising up from the banks of the River Tay, is Scotland's fourth largest city with a diverse economy with a wealth of new investment and growing industries including biotechnology, high-tech manufacturing, retail and customer services. Dundee Waterfront regeneration project which is designed to link the City back to the River is currently Scotland's second largest and one of the UK's top 20 regeneration projects. The video shows the extent and ambition of the project.
Dundee, which is the region's hub for employment, education, social and recreational activities, has a population of almost 150,000, a population of over 300,000 live within a 30 minute drive, 600,000 within a 60 minute, in fact 90% of Scotland's population lives within 90 minutes of the City.
Dundee has access to a comprehensive range of sporting and leisure facilities including 2 professional football teams, dozens of golf courses within a short drive including 2 of Scotland's 5 Open Championship courses, being Old Course St Andrews and Carnoustie's Championship Course, within 13 miles. Heading inland towards the Sidlaw Hills there are limitless options for those who like to get out and about, on the coast a sandy beach stretches from Broughty Ferry, on the outskirts of the city, for over 10km eastward to Barry Buddon. The Gateway to the highlands at Pitlochry is within an hours drive.
Dundee has a growing reputation for knowledge and innovation, the City has 2 Universities, the University of Dundee and the University of Abertay Dundee. In addition to this the Al-Maktoum Institute for Islamic & Arabic Studies and Dundee College cater for in excess of 40,000 students each year giving Dundee the highest student population ratio of Scotland's 32 local Authorities.
Computer games, animation and electronic entertainment are important aspects of Dundee's Creative Industries sector with the majority of around 350 businesses operating in the area of digital media in Tayside being based in Dundee.
Only Oxford and Cambridge can claim to have more significant Life Sciences communities, Dundee has attracted some of the world's top scientists and the long established links between the University of Dundee and Ninewells Hospital, which in its self is one of Europe's top foremost teaching hospitals, have led to several internationally accepted developments in Cancer research, Cell biology, diagnostics and biotechnology.
Dundee: one city many discoveries - www.dundee.com
Locate Dundee - www.locate-dundee.co.uk
Waterfront overview - www.bq-magazine.co.uk/success-story/scot/sc8-ss2/
Dundee's Waterfront £1billion regeneration - www.dundeewaterfront.com
V&A at Dundee - vandaatdundee.com