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| official_name = Dundee
 
| official_name = Dundee
| local_name = City of Discoveries
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| local_name = ''City of Discovery''
 
| country = Scotland
 
| country = Scotland
 
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| area_total_sq_mi = 26
 
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| population = 156,561
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| population_ref = <ref name="Dundee Population Estimate" /> (2012)
|population_ref = <ref name="Population Estimates">{{cite web |url=http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/files2/stats/population-estimates/08mye-localities-table2.xls |title=Mid-2008 Population Estimates &ndash; Localities in order of size |publisher=General Register for Scotland |year=2008 |accessdate=2010-09-07}}</ref>(2008)
 
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|population_density= {{nowrap|{{Pop density mi2 to km2|8541.8|abbr=yes|precision=1}} }} <!--578790 people/67.76sq mi=8541.76 -->
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| population_density = {{nowrap|{{convert|8541.8|/sqmi|/km2|abbr=on}} }} <!--578790 people/67.76sq mi=8541.76 -->
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| os_grid_reference = NO4030
 
| map_type = Scotland
 
| map_type = Scotland
| latitude = 56.464167
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| latitude = 56.464
| longitude = -02.970278
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| longitude = -2.970
| language= [[English language|English]], [[Scots language|Scots]]
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| language = English, [[Scots language|Scots]]
 
| post_town = DUNDEE
 
| post_town = DUNDEE
| postcode_district = DD1-DD6
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| postcode_district = DD1–DD5
 
| postcode_area = DD
 
| postcode_area = DD
 
| dial_code = 01382
 
| dial_code = 01382
 
| constituency_westminster = [[Dundee East (UK Parliament constituency)|Dundee East]]
 
| constituency_westminster = [[Dundee East (UK Parliament constituency)|Dundee East]]
 
| constituency_westminster1 = [[Dundee West (UK Parliament constituency)|Dundee West]]
 
| constituency_westminster1 = [[Dundee West (UK Parliament constituency)|Dundee West]]
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| edinburgh_distance = {{convert|36.3|mi|abbr=on}} [[Boxing the compass|SSW]]
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| london_distance = {{convert|362.0|mi|abbr=on}} [[Boxing the compass|SSE]]
| gaelic_name = Dùn Dèagh
 
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| gaelic_name = Dùn Dè <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.gaelicplacenames.org/databasedetails.php?id=511 |title='&#39;Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba ~ Gaelic Place-names of Scotland'&#39; |publisher=Gaelicplacenames.org |date= |accessdate=25 August 2011}}</ref>
 
| scots_name = Dundee
 
| scots_name = Dundee
| unitary_scotland = [[Politics of Dundee|Dundee City]]
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| unitary_scotland = Dundee
 
| lieutenancy_scotland = Dundee
 
| lieutenancy_scotland = Dundee
| constituency_scottish_parliament = [[Dundee East (Scottish Parliament constituency)|Dundee East]]
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| constituency_scottish_parliament = [[Dundee City East (Scottish Parliament constituency)|Dundee City East]]
| constituency_scottish_parliament1 = [[Dundee West (Scottish Parliament constituency)|Dundee West]]
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| constituency_scottish_parliament1 = [[Dundee City West (Scottish Parliament constituency)|Dundee City West]]
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| static_image = [[File:442 dundee header.png|250px]]
| constituency_scottish_parliament2 = [[Angus (Scottish Parliament constituency)|Angus]]
 
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| static_image_caption = <small>'''Top:''' [[Tay Rail Bridge]], '''Middle''': [[RRS Discovery]] and [[City Centre, Dundee|City Centre]], '''Bottom left:''' [[West End, Dundee|Magdalen Yard Bandstand]], '''Bottom right:''' [[University of Dundee]]. </small>
| constituency_scottish_parliament3 = [[North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region)|North East Scotland]]
 
| static_image = [[File:442 dundee header.png|250px]]
 
| static_image_caption = <small>'''Top:''' [[Tay Rail Bridge]], '''Middle''': [[RRS Discovery]] and [[City Centre, Dundee|City Centre]], '''Bottom left:''' [[West End, Dundee|Magdalen Yard Bandstand]], '''Bottom right:''' [[University of Dundee]]. </small>
 
 
| website= [http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/ www.dundeecity.gov.uk]}}
 
| website= [http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/ www.dundeecity.gov.uk]}}
   
'''Dundee''' ({{IPAc-en|dundee.ogg|d|ʌ|n|ˈ|d|iː}}; from the {{lang-gd|Dùn Dèagh}}) is the fourth-largest [[City status in the United Kingdom|city]] in [[Scotland]] and the 38th [[List of largest United Kingdom settlements by population|most populous settlement]] in the [[United Kingdom]]. It lies within the eastern [[central Lowlands]] on the north bank of the [[Firth of Tay]], which feeds into the [[North Sea]]. Under the name of ''Dundee City'', it forms one of the 32 [[Council areas of Scotland|council areas]] used for [[Local government in Scotland]].
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'''Dundee''' {{IPAc-en|audio=dundee.ogg|d|ʌ|n|ˈ|d|iː}} ({{lang-gd|Dùn }}), officially the '''City of Dundee''', is the fourth-largest [[City status in the United Kingdom|city]] in [[Scotland]] and the 38th [[List of largest United Kingdom settlements by population|most populous settlement]] in the United Kingdom. It lies within the eastern [[central Lowlands]] on the north bank of the [[Firth of Tay]], which feeds into the [[North Sea]]. Under the name of ''Dundee City'', it forms one of the 32 [[Council areas of Scotland|council areas]] used for [[local government in Scotland]].
 
Evidence suggests Dundee has been continuously occupied since the [[Mesolithic]]. The town developed into a [[burgh]] in Medieval times, and expanded rapidly in the 19th century largely due to the [[jute]] industry. This, along with its other major industries gave Dundee its epithet as the city of "jam, jute and journalism".
 
   
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The town developed into a [[burgh]] in Medieval times, and expanded rapidly in the 19th century largely due to the [[jute]] industry. This, along with its other major industries gave Dundee its epithet as the city of "jute, jam and journalism".
In mid-2008, the population of Dundee City was estimated to be 142,070. Dundee's recorded population reached a peak of 182,204 at the time of the 1971 census, but has since declined due to [[emigration]].
 
   
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In mid-2012, the population of the City of Dundee was estimated to be 156,561. Dundee's recorded population reached a peak of 182,204 at the time of the 1971 census, but has since declined.
Today, Dundee is promoted as 'One City Many Discoveries.' This took over from the ''City of Discovery'', in honour of Dundee's history of scientific activities and of the [[RRS Discovery|RRS ''Discovery'']], [[Robert Falcon Scott]]'s [[Antarctica|Antarctic]] exploration vessel, which was built in Dundee and is now berthed in the city harbour. Biomedical and technological industries have arrived since the 1980s, and the city now accounts for 10% of the United Kingdom's digital-entertainment industry. Dundee has two universities—the [[University of Dundee]] and the [[University of Abertay Dundee]].
 
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Today, Dundee is promoted as 'One City, Many Discoveries' in honour of Dundee's history of scientific activities and of the [[RRS Discovery|RRS ''Discovery'']], [[Robert Falcon Scott]]'s Antarctic exploration vessel, which was built in Dundee and is now berthed in the city harbour. Biomedical and technological industries have arrived since the 1980s, and the city now accounts for 10% of the United Kingdom's digital-entertainment industry. Dundee has two universities—the [[University of Dundee]] and the [[University of Abertay Dundee]]. A £1,000,000,000 master plan to regenerate and to reconnect the Waterfront to the city centre which started in 2001 is expected to be completed within a 30 year period, with the Dundee [[Victoria & Albert Museum]] opening by 2015, at a cost of £45 million.
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Dundee is also known for [[the Dandy]], [[the Beano]], [[Desperate Dan]], [[Oor Wullie]], and was said to be built on the 'three Js': [[jam]], [[jute]], and [[journalism]]. There is a new [[Victoria and Albert Museum]] to be built on waterfront near the [[Tay Road Bridge|Tay Bridge]] on a plot vacated by the soon-to-be-replaced public swimming baths. Visitors wishing to orient themselves should consider taking a walk (or drive) up the [[Law, Dundee]] which offers a 360 degree uninterrupted view of Dundee, the Tay estuary and the two Tay Bridges.
   
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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{{main|History of Dundee}}
   
The name ''"Dundee"'' is made up of two parts: the Scots Gaelic place-name element ''dùn'', meaning fort; and a second, enigmatic element, which may derive from the Gaelic ''"dèagh"'', meaning 'fire' or from ''"Tay"''.<ref>{{ cite book | last = Taylor | first = I | title = Names and Their Histories: A Handbook of Historical Geography and Topographical Nomenclature | year = 1898 | publisher = Rivingtons | location = London | url = http://books.google.com/?id=NnEOxRtqYXAC&pg=PP4 | isbn = 9780559296680 }}<br>{{ cite web | author= Pont, T. | title =Lower Angus and Perthshire east of the Tay. | publisher =www.nls.uk | date=c1583-96 | url =http://www.nls.uk/maps/counties/detail.cfm?id=289 | accessdate =2008-09-02 }}</ref>
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The name ''"Dundee"'' is made up of two parts: the common [[Celtic languages|Celtic]] place-name element ''dun'', meaning fort; and a second part that may derive from a Celtic element, cognate with the Gaelic '''', meaning 'fire'.<ref>{{harvnb|Watson|1926|p=220}}; Dundee is also recorded as ''Dun-Tay'', e.g. {{harvnb|Pont c1583-96}}</ref>
   
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While earlier evidence for human occupation is abundant,<ref>The earliest evidence for human occupation of the area dates as far back as the [[Mesolithic]]: {{harvnb|Mathewson|1879}}; {{harvnb|RCAHMS Canmore database: Dundee, Stannergate}}</ref> the source of Dundee's success and growth as a seaport town arguably came as a result of [[William the Lion]]'s charter, granting Dundee to his younger brother, [[David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon|David]] (later [[Earl of Huntingdon]]) in the late 12th century.<ref>{{harvnb|Barrow|2003|p=266}}</ref> The situation of the town and its promotion by Earl David as a trading centre, led to a period of prosperity and growth.<ref>{{harvnb|Barrow|1990|pp=20–21}}; {{harvnb|Turnock|1982|p=23}}; {{harvnb|Mackie|1836|pp=23–24}}</ref> The earldom was passed down to David's descendants amongst whom was [[John of Scotland|John Balliol]], the town becoming a [[Royal Burgh]] on the coronation of John as king in 1292.<ref name="Barrow 1990 24">{{harvnb|Barrow|1990|p=24}}</ref> The town and its castle were occupied by English forces for several years during the [[First War of Scottish Independence|First War of Independence]] and recaptured by [[Robert the Bruce]] in early 1312.<ref>{{harvnb|Barrow|1965|p=272}}; p. 374</ref> The original Burghal charters were lost during the occupation and subsequently renewed by Bruce in 1327.<ref>{{harvnb|Mackie|1836|pp=30–32}}; pp. 207–208</ref>
The area surrounding the modern city has been continuously occupied since the [[Mesolithic]].<ref name="Stannergate">{{ cite web | author = Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland | title = Dundee, Stannergate | url = http://www.rcahms.gov.uk/pls/portal/newcanmore.newcandig_details_gis?inumlink=33477 | publisher = www.rcahms.gov.uk | accessdate = 09-02-27}}</ref> From the [[Iron Age]], through to the early Medieval period, the area formed a [[demesne]] controlled from the Law Hill fort.<ref name = "BarrowDundee"/>
 
   
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The burgh suffered considerably during the conflict known as [[the Rough Wooing]] of 1543 to 1550, and was occupied by the English forces of [[Andrew Dudley]] from 1547. In 1548, unable to defend the town against an advancing Scottish force, Dudley ordered that the town be burnt to the ground.<ref>{{harvnb|McKean|2009|pp=9–10}}; {{harvnb|Merriman|2000}} pp. 263, 292, 304, 360–361</ref> In 1645, during the [[Scotland in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms|Wars of the Three Kingdoms]], Dundee was again besieged, this time by the Royalist [[James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose|Marquess of Montrose]].<ref>{{harvnb|Lythe|1958|pp=27–28}}; {{harvnb|Reid|1990|pp=97–99}}; {{harvnb|Cowan|1995|pp=195–198}}; {{harvnb|Cullen|Whatley|Young|2009|pp=61–63}}</ref> The town was finally destroyed by Parliamentarian forces, led by [[General Monck|George Monck]] in 1651.<ref>{{harvnb|Mackie|1836|pp=32–38}}; {{harvnb|Lythe|1958|pp=28–30}}; {{harvnb|Cullen|Whatley|Young|2009|pp=63–64}}</ref> The town played a pivotal role in the establishment of the [[Jacobitism|Jacobite]] cause when [[John Graham of Claverhouse, 1st Viscount Dundee]] raised the [[House of Stuart|Stuart]] standard on the [[Law, Dundee|Dundee Law]] in 1689.<ref>{{harvnb|Lenman|1980|p=30}}; {{harvnb|Patrick|2009|pp=85–88}}</ref>
The earldom of Dundee was granted by charter by [[William I of Scotland|King William]] to his younger brother, [[David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon|David]] (later Earl of Huntingdon) in the late 12th century.<ref>
 
{{Cite book | last = Barrow | first = G.W.S. | contribution = The Beginnings of Military Feudalism | editor-last = Barrow | editor-first = G.W.S. | title = The Kingdom of the Scots | year = 2003 | edition = 2 | publisher = Ediburgh University Press | location = Edinburgh | url = http://books.google.com/?id=TNsrhs2mF3oC | isbn = 9780748618033 }}</ref> The situation of the town and David's promotion of it as a trading centre, lead to a period of prosperity and growth.<ref name = "BarrowDundee">
 
{{Cite book | last = Barrow | first = G.W.S. | year = 1990 | contribution = Earl David's Burgh | editor-last = Kay | editor-first = W | title = The Dundee Book | publisher = Mainstream Publishing | location = Edinburgh }}</ref><ref name = "historical description">{{ cite book | last = Mackie | first = C | title = Historical description of the town of Dundee. | year = 1836 | publisher = Joseph Swan | location = Glasgow | url = http://books.google.com/?id=VN8HAAAAQAAJ&printsec=titlepage }}</ref> The earldom was passed down to David's descendants amongst whom was [[John of Scotland|John Balliol]], the town becoming a [[Royal Burgh]] on the coronation of John as king in 1292.<ref name = "BarrowDundee"/> Burghal status was revoked during the [[First War of Scottish Independence|First War of Independence]] and subsequently renewed by charter from [[Robert the Bruce]] in 1327.<ref name="historical description"/>
 
   
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The economy of mediaeval Dundee centred on the export of raw wool, with the production of finished textiles being a reaction to recession in the 15th century.<ref>{{harvnb|Whatley|Swinfen|Smith|1993|pp=28–30}}</ref> The introduction of two government acts in the mid eighteenth century had a profound effect on Dundee's industrial success. The textile industry was revolutionised by the introduction of large four-storey mills, stimulated in part by the 1742 Bounty Act which provided a government-funded subsidy on [[Osnaburg]] linen produced for export.<ref>{{harvnb|McKean|Swan|Archibald|2009|p=274}}; {{harvnb|Whatley|1992|p=23}}; {{harvnb|Checkland|Checkland|1989|p=45}}; {{harvnb|Durie|1979}} p. 27; p. 52; pp. 146–147;</ref> Expansion of the [[whaling]] industry was triggered by the second Bounty Act, introduced in 1750 to increase Britain's maritime and naval skillbase.<ref>{{harvnb|McKean|Swan|Archibald|2009|p=275}}</ref> Dundee, and Scotland more generally, saw rapid population increase at end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century, with the city's population increasing from 12,400 in 1751 to 30,500 in 1821.<ref name="Smout 1998 240–248">{{harvnb|Smout|1998|pp=240–248}}</ref>
The town suffered large scale destruction during the [[rough wooing]] of 1544 to 1551. In 1645, during the [[Scotland in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms|Wars of the Three Kingdoms]], Dundee was again besieged, this time by the Royalist [[James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose|Marquess of Montrose]].<ref>{{cite web | year = 2009 | url = http://www.scottish-places.info/people/famousfirst176.html | title = Overview of James Graham | work = Gazetteer for Scotland | publisher = University of Edinburgh | accessdate = 7 March 2009 }}</ref> The town was finally destroyed by Parliamentarian forces, led by [[General Monck|George Monk]] in 1651.<ref name = "historical description"/> The town became an early site of support for the [[Jacobitism|Jacobite]] cause when [[John Graham of Claverhouse, 1st Viscount Dundee]] raised the [[House of Stuart|Stuart]] standard on [[Law, Dundee|Dundee Law]] in 1689, earning him the nickname [[Bonnie Dundee]].<ref>{{cite web | year = 2006 | url = http://www.scottish-places.info/people/famousfirst70.html | title = Overview of John Graham of Claverhouse | work = Gazetteer for Scotland | publisher = University of Edinburgh | accessdate = 9 July 2006 }}</ref>
 
   
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The phasing out of the linen export bounty between 1825 and 1832 stimulated demand for cheaper textiles, particularly for the production of cheaper, tough fabrics.<ref>{{harvnb|Durie|1979|p=169}}</ref> The discovery that the dry fibres of [[jute]] could be lubricated with [[whale oil]] (of which Dundee had a surfeit, following the opening of its gasworks) to allow it to be processed in mechanised mills resulted the Dundee mills rapidly converting from linen to jute, which sold at a quarter of the price of flax.<ref>{{harvnb|Turnock|1982|p=60}}; p. 122; {{harvnb|Watson|1990|p=14}}; {{harvnb|Watson|2004|p=94}}</ref> Interruption of [[Prussia]]n flax imports during the [[Crimean War]] and of cotton during the [[American Civil War]] resulted in a period of inflated prosperity for Dundee and the jute industry dominated Dundee throughout the latter half of the 19th century.<ref>{{harvnb|Lenman|Lythe|Gauldie|1969|pp=23–24}}; {{harvnb|Stewart|1998|p=1}}; {{harvnb|Checkland|Checkland|1989|p=48}}</ref> Unprecedented immigration, notably of Irish workers, led to accelerated urban expansion, and at the height of the industry's success, Dundee supported 62 jute mills, employing some 50,000 workers.<ref>{{harvnb|Swift|Gilley|1989|pp=117–118}}; {{harvnb|Dundee Heritage Trust|1998|pp=1–3}}</ref> Cox Brothers, who owned the massive [[Camperdown Works]] in [[Lochee]] were one of the largest jute manufacturers in Europe and employed more than 5,000 workers.<ref name="MS6">{{cite web|title=MS 6 Cox Brothers Ltd, Jute Spinners and Manufacturers, and Cox Family Papers|url=http://134.36.1.31/dserve.exe?&dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=show.tcl&dsqDb=Catalog&dsqPos=1&dsqSearch=((text)='cock')|work=Archive Services Online Catalogue|publisher=[[University of Dundee]]|accessdate=16 November 2012}}</ref>
Dundee greatly expanded in size during the [[Industrial Revolution]] mainly because of the burgeoning British Empire trade, flax and then latterly the [[jute]] industry. By the end of the 19th century, a majority of the city's workers were employed in its many jute mills and in related industries. Dundee's location on a major estuary allowed for the easy importation of jute from the [[Indian subcontinent]] as well as [[whale oil]]—needed for the processing of the jute—from the city's large [[whaling]] industry. The industry began to decline in the 20th century as it became cheaper to process the cloth on the Indian subcontinent. The city's last jute mill closed in the 1970s.
 
[[File:SCO Dundee, Tay Rail Bridge.jpg|thumb|left|The original [[Tay Rail Bridge|Tay Bridge]] (from the south) the day after the disaster. The collapsed section can be seen near the northern end]]
 
The city also became known for smaller industries, notably the production of [[Keiller's marmalade]],<ref name="jam">{{cite web | url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/legacies/work/scotland/perth_tayside/article_1.shtml | title = Keiller's: Sticky Success | work = Legacies | publisher = BBC | accessdate = 9 July 2006 }}</ref> and the publishing firm [[D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd|DC Thomson & Co.]], which was founded in the city in 1905 and remains the largest employer after the health and leisure industries.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.travelscotland.co.uk/guide/Dundee_History | title = Dundee History | accessdate = 7 June 2006 | work = Travel Scotland | publisher = Travel Scotland Holidays }}</ref><ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/scottishhistory/victorian/trails_victorian_dundee.shtml | title = Victorian Dundee&nbsp;— Jute, Jam & Journalism | accessdate = 7 June 2006 | work = The Victorian Achievement&nbsp;— History Trails | publisher = BBC }}</ref> Dundee was said to be built on the 'three Js': Jute, Jam and Journalism.
 
   
Dundee's maritime and shipbuilding industry was once a major economic force. At its height, 200 ships per year were built in there, including [[Robert Falcon Scott]]'s Antarctic research vessel, the ''[[RRS Discovery]]''. This ship is now on display at Discovery Point in the city.<ref>{{ cite book | last = Huntford | first = Roland | authorlink = Roland Huntford | title = Shackleton | url = http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/068911429X | format = Hardback | year = 1986 | month = January | publisher = Atheneum | location = }}</ref> A significant whaling industry was also based in Dundee, largely existing to supply the jute mills with [[whale oil]]. Whaling ceased in 1912 and shipbuilding ceased in 1981.<ref name="whaling">{{ cite web | url = http://www.historyshelf.org/secf/whale/08.php | title = Hunting the Whale&nbsp;— The Whale Ships | accessdate = 7 July 2006 | year = 2003 | work = HistoryShelf.org | publisher = East Lothian Council }}</ref>
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The rise of the textile industries brought with it an expansion of supporting industries, notably of the whaling, maritime and shipbuilding industries,<ref>{{harvnb|Jackson|Kinnear|1990|pp=16–22}}</ref> and extensive development of the waterfront area started in 1815 to cope with increased demand on port capacity.<ref>{{harvnb|McCarthy|2007|p=80}}; {{harvnb|Kenefick|2000|pp=38–50}}</ref> At its height, 200 ships per year were built there, including [[Robert Falcon Scott]]'s Antarctic research vessel, the ''[[RRS Discovery]]''. This ship is now on display at Discovery Point in the city.<ref>{{harvnb|Huntford|1986|p=47}}</ref> A significant whaling industry was also based in Dundee, largely existing to supply the jute mills with [[whale oil]]. Whaling ceased in 1912 and shipbuilding ceased in 1981.<ref name="whaling">{{harvnb|Hunting the Whale: The Whale Ships}}</ref>
   
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[[File:SCO Dundee, Tay Rail Bridge.jpg|thumb|left|220px|The original [[Tay Rail Bridge|Tay Bridge]] (from the south) the day after the disaster. The collapsed section can be seen near the northern end]]
The town was also the location of one of the worst rail disasters in British history, the [[Tay Bridge disaster]]. The first [[Tay Rail Bridge|Tay rail bridge]], was opened in 1879. It collapsed less than a year later during a storm, as a passenger train passed over it, resulting in the loss of 75 lives.<ref>{{ cite news | first= | last= | author= | url=http://archive.scotsman.com/article.cfm?id=TSC/1879/12/29/Ar00501 | title=Appalling Catastrophe, Fall of the Tay Bridge | work= | publisher=[[The Scotsman]] | page=5 | date=29 December 1879 | accessdate=2006-07-09 }}</ref>
 
   
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While the city's economy was dominated by the Jute industry, it also became known for smaller industries. Most notable among these were [[Keiller's marmalade|James Keiller's and sons]], established in 1795, which pioneered commercial [[marmalade]] production,<ref>{{harvnb|Mathew|1998|p=12}}</ref> and the publishing firm [[D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd|DC Thomson & Co.]], which was founded in the city in 1905 and remains the largest employer after the health and leisure industries.<ref>{{harvnb|Neuburg|1983|p=75}}</ref> Dundee was said to be built on the 'three Js': Jute, Jam and Journalism.
== Governance ==
 
   
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The town was also the location of one of the worst rail disasters in British history, the [[Tay Bridge disaster]]. The first [[Tay Rail Bridge|Tay rail bridge]] was opened in 1879. It collapsed less than a year later during a storm, as a passenger train passed over it, resulting in the loss of 75 lives.<ref>{{harvnb|Lewis|2004|p=69}}</ref> The [[1906 Dundee fire|most destructive fire in the city's history]] came in 1906, reportedly sending "rivers of burning whiskey" through the street.
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The jute industry fell into decline in the early 20th century, partly due to reduced demand for jute products and partly due to an inability to compete with the emerging industry in [[Calcutta]].<ref>{{harvnb|Roul|2009|p=103}}; {{harvnb|Stewart|1998|pp=16–17}}; {{harvnb|Stewart|2011|p=37}}</ref> This gave rise to unemployment levels far in excess of the national average, peaking in the inter-war period,<ref>{{harvnb|Whatley|1990|p=45}}; {{harvnb|Devine|Lee|Peden|2005|p=166}}</ref> but major recovery was seen in the post-war period, thanks to the arrival first of American light engineering companies like Timex and NCR, and subsequent expansion into microelectronics.<ref>{{harvnb|Devine|Lee|Peden|2005|p=169}}; {{harvnb|Cortada|1993|p=237}}; {{harvnb|Knox|McKinlay|2011|p=266}}</ref>
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A £300 million master plan to regenerate Dundee Waterfront is expected to last for a 30 year period between 2001 and 2031.<ref name="Dundee Waterfront">{{harvnb|McKean|2011|p=100}}; {{harvnb|Dundee Waterfront Brochure}}; {{harvnb|Dundee Central Waterfront Masterplan 2001-2031}}</ref> The aims of the project will be to reconnect the city centre to the waterfront; improve facilities for walking, cyclists and buses; replacing the existing inner ring road with a pair of east/west tree lined boulevards; a new civic square and a re-opened dock stretching from the Caird Hall and a regenerated railway station and arrival space at the western edge.<ref name="Dundee Waterfront"/>
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== Governance ==
 
{{main|Politics of Dundee}}
 
{{main|Politics of Dundee}}
 
[[File:DundeeCrest.jpg|thumb|City of Dundee Arms since 1996]]
 
[[File:DundeeCrest.jpg|thumb|City of Dundee Arms since 1996]]
   
Dundee became a [[unitary council area]] in 1996 under the ''[[Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994]]'',<ref name="localgovact">{{ cite web | url = http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1994/Ukpga_19940039_en_1.htm | title = Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 | author = Office of Public Sector Information | publisher = www.opsi.gov.uk | accessdate = ? }}</ref> which gave it a single tier of [[Local government of Scotland|local government control]] under the [[Politics of Dundee|Dundee City Council]]. The city has two mottos—{{lang-la|Dei Donum}} ({{lang-en|Gift of God}}) and ''Prudentia et Candore'' (With Thought And Purity),<ref>{{ cite book | title = A Chronicle of The City's Office Bearers, Chambers, Regalia, Castles & Twin Cities | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/publications/heraldic.pdf | format = PDF | accessdate = 2006-07-09 | publisher = Dundee City Council }}</ref> although usually only the latter is used for civic purposes. Dundee is represented in both the [[British House of Commons]] and in the [[Scottish Parliament]]. For elections to the [[European Parliament]], Dundee is within the [[Scotland (European Parliament constituency)|Scotland constituency]].
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Dundee was granted [[Royal Burgh]] status on the coronation of [[John of Scotland|John Balliol]] as King of Scotland in 1292.<ref name="Barrow 1990 24"/> The city has two mottos—{{lang-la|Dei Donum}} ({{lang-en|Gift of God}}) and ''Prudentia et Candore'' (With Thought and Purity) although usually only the latter is used for civic purposes.<ref>{{harvnb|Chronicle of The City's Office Bearers, Chambers, Regalia, Castles & Twin Cities}}; the apocryphal toponym ''Dei Donum'' was applied by [[Hector Boece]] in the sixteenth century: {{harvnb|Ferguson|1998|pp=60–61}}</ref>
   
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Prior to 1996, Dundee was governed by the City of Dundee District Council. This was formed in 1975, implementing boundaries imposed in the [[Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973]]. Under these boundaries, the Angus burgh and district of Monifieth, and the Perth electoral division of [[Longforgan]] (which included [[Invergowrie]]) were annexed to the county of the city of Dundee. In 1996, the Dundee City unitary authority was created following implementation of the [[Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994]].<ref name="localgovact">{{harvnb|Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994}}</ref> This placed [[Monifieth]] and [[Invergowrie]] in the unitary authorities of [[Angus]] and [[Perth and Kinross]], largely reinstating the pre-1975 [[County council|county]] boundaries. Some controversy has ensued as a result of these boundary changes, with Dundee city councillors arguing for the return of Monifieth and Invergowrie.<ref>{{harvnb|Councils plot revolt over re-draw plan|2005}}</ref>
=== Local government ===
 
   
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=== Local government ===
 
[[File:City Square, Dundee, Scotland.jpg|thumb|left|Dundee City Square. The building at the back of the square is Caird Hall. The building on the right is Dundee City Chambers, where the city council meets]]
 
[[File:City Square, Dundee, Scotland.jpg|thumb|left|Dundee City Square. The building at the back of the square is Caird Hall. The building on the right is Dundee City Chambers, where the city council meets]]
Dundee is one of 32 [[council areas of Scotland]],<ref name="localgovact" /> represented by the Dundee City Council, a local authority composed of 29 elected [[councillor]]s. Previously the city was a [[Counties of Scotland|county of a city]] and later a [[Regions and districts of Scotland|district]] of the [[Tayside]] [[Regions and districts of Scotland|region]]. Council meetings take place in the City Chambers, which opened in 1933 in City Square. The civic head and chair of the council is known as the [[Lord Provost]], a position similar to that of mayor in other cities. A new headquarters for the city council known as Dundee House on North Lindsay Street is scheduled to open in March 2011.<ref name="demolition of Tayside House">{{cite web |url=http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Dundee/article/6920/tayside-house-walkway-closes-due-to-vandals.html |title=Tayside House walkway closes due to vandals |publisher=The Courier |date=2010-10-29 |accessdate=2011-02-18}}</ref> This will replace Tayside House which is due to be demolished when the building closes for business towards the end of May 2011.<ref name="demolition of Tayside House" />
 
   
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Dundee is one of 32 [[council areas of Scotland]],<ref name="localgovact" /> and is represented by the Dundee City Council - a local authority composed of 29 elected [[councillor]]s. Previously the city was a [[Counties of Scotland|county of a city]] and later a [[Regions and districts of Scotland|district]] of the [[Tayside]] [[Regions and districts of Scotland|region]]. Council meetings take place in the City Chambers, which opened in 1933 in City Square. The civic head and chair of the council is known as the [[Lord Provost]], a position similar to that of mayor in other cities. Dundee House, the new headquarters for the city council on North Lindsay Street, opened in August 2011.<ref name=DDHouse>{{harvnb|Dundee House}}</ref> This has replaced Tayside House which is due to be demolished in early 2012 as part of the Dundee Waterfront improvements.<ref name=DDHouse/>
Prior to 1996, Dundee was governed by the City of Dundee District Council. This was formed in 1975, implementing boundaries imposed in the [[Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973]]. Under these boundaries, the Angus burgh and district of Monifieth, and the Perth electoral division of [[Longforgan]] (which included [[Invergowrie]]) were annexed to the county of the city of Dundee. In 1996, the Dundee City unitary authority was created following impementation of the [[Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994]]. This placed [[Monifieth]] and [[Invergowrie]] in the unitary authorities of [[Angus]] and [[Perth and Kinross]], largely reinstating the pre-1975 [[County council|county]] boundaries. Some controversy has ensued as a result of these boundary changes, with Dundee city councillors arguing for the return of Monifieth and Invergowrie in order to subsidise Dundee City [[Council Tax]] revenues.<ref>{{ cite news | url =http://news.scotsman.com/politicalboundaryreview/Councils-plot-revolt-over-redraw.2603731.jp | title=Councils plot revolt over re-draw plan | accessdate=2009-02-02
 
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|date= 2005-02-19 | work= The Scotsman|publisher=news.scotsman.com | location=Edinburgh | first=Peter | last=Macmahon}}</ref>
 
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The council was controlled by a minority coalition of [[Labour Party (UK)|Labour]] and [[Liberal Democrats]] of 12 councillors, with the support of the [[Conservative Party (UK)|Conservatives]] who had five. Although the [[Scottish National Party]] (SNP) was the largest party on the council, with 11 councillors.<ref name="political map">{{harvnb|Dundee City Council Political Make-up}}</ref><ref>{{harvnb|Dundee Tory leader hits out at critic|2005}}</ref> Elections to the council are on a four year cycle, the most recent as of 2007 being on 3 May 2007. Previously, Councillors were elected from single-member [[Wards of the United Kingdom|wards]] by the [[first past the post]] system of election, although this changed in the 2007 election, due to the [[Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004]].<ref>{{harvnb|Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004}}</ref> Eight new multi-member wards were introduced, each electing three or four councillors by [[single transferable vote]], to produce a form of [[proportional representation]].
   
The council was controlled by a minority coalition of [[Labour Party (UK)|Labour]] and [[Liberal Democrats]] of 12 councillors, with the support of the [[Conservative Party (UK)|Conservatives]] who had five. Although the [[Scottish National Party]] (SNP) was the largest party on the council, with 11 councillors.<ref name="political map">[http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/elections/mappage.htm ''Dundee City Council Political Make-up''], Dundee City Council website</ref><ref>[http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/output/2005/02/28/story6861222t0.shtm ''Dundee Tory leader hits out at critic''], [[Evening Telegraph (Dundee)|Evening Telegraph]] (publisher [[DC Thomson]]), 28 February 2005</ref> Elections to the council are on a four year cycle, the most recent as of 2007 being on 3 May 2007. Previously, Councillors were elected from single-member [[Wards of the United Kingdom|wards]] by the [[first past the post]] system of election, although this changed in the 2007 election, due to the [[Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004]].<ref>{{ cite web|url=http://www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation/scotland/acts2004/20040009.htm |title='&#39;Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004'&#39;, full text, Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website |publisher=Opsi.gov.uk |date= |accessdate=2009-01-31}}</ref> Eight new multi-member wards were introduced, each electing three or four councillors by [[single transferable vote]], to produce a form of [[proportional representation]]. The 2007 election resulting in no single party having overall control, with 13 [[Scottish National Party]], 10 [[Scottish Labour Party|Labour]], 3 [[Conservative Party (UK)|Conservatives]], 2 [[Liberal Democrats]], and 1 Independent Councillors. A March 2009 by election in the Maryfield ward changed the balance to 14 [[Scottish National Party]], 9 [[Scottish Labour Party|Labour]], 3 [[Conservative Party (UK)|Conservatives]], 2 [[Liberal Democrats]], and 2 Independent Councillors,<ref>http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/councillors/wardsbysurname/</ref>
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The 2007 election resulted in no single party having overall control, with 13 [[Scottish National Party]], 10 [[Scottish Labour Party|Labour]], 3 [[Conservative Party (UK)|Conservatives]], 2 [[Liberal Democrats]], and 1 Independent Councillors. A March 2009 by-election in the Maryfield ward changed the balance to 14 [[Scottish National Party]], 9 [[Scottish Labour Party|Labour]], 3 [[Conservative Party (UK)|Conservatives]], 2 [[Liberal Democrats]], and 2 Independent Councillors.<ref>{{harvnb|Councillors - Political Wards - by Councillor Surname}}</ref> The 2012 Local Elections returned a council made up of 16 SNP, 10 Labour, 1 Conservative, 1 Liberal Democrat, and 1 Independent councillors, giving the SNP overall control.
   
 
=== Westminster and Holyrood ===
 
=== Westminster and Holyrood ===
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For elections to the [[British House of Commons]] at [[Westminster Palace|Westminster]], the city area and portions of the [[Angus]] council area are divided in two [[United Kingdom constituencies|constituencies]].<ref name="borders">{{harvnb|Fifth Periodical Review of Constituencies}}</ref> The constituencies of [[Dundee East (UK Parliament constituency)|Dundee East]] and [[Dundee West (UK Parliament constituency)|Dundee West]] are as of 2010 represented by [[Stewart Hosie]] ([[Scottish National Party]])<ref>{{harvnb|Stewart Hosie, MP for Dundee East}}</ref> and [[Jim McGovern (Scottish politician)|James McGovern]] ([[Labour Party (UK)|Labour]]),<ref>{{harvnb|James McGovern, MP for Dundee West}}</ref> respectively. For elections to the [[Scottish Parliament]] at [[Scottish Parliament Building|Holyrood]], the city area is divided between three constituencies. The [[Dundee East (Scottish Parliament constituency)|Dundee East (Holyrood) constituency]] and the [[Dundee West (Scottish Parliament constituency)|Dundee West (Holyrood) constituency]] are entirely within the city area. The [[Angus South (Scottish Parliament constituency)|Angus South (Holyrood) constituency]] includes north-eastern and north-western portions of the city area.<ref name="borders" /> All three constituencies are within the [[North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament region)|North East Scotland electoral region]]: [[Shona Robison]] (SNP) is the [[Member of the Scottish Parliament]] (MSP) for the Dundee East constituency;<ref>{{harvnb|Shona Robison, MSP for Dundee East}}</ref> [[Joe Fitzpatrick]] (SNP) is the current MSP for the Dundee West constituency<ref>{{harvnb|Joe Fitzpatrick, MSP for Dundee West}}</ref> and [[Graeme Dey]] (SNP) is the current MSP for the Angus South constituency.<ref>{{harvnb|Graeme Dey, MSP for Angus South}}</ref>
   
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Dundee is also part of the pan-Scotland [[Scotland (European Parliament constituency)|European Parliament constituency]] which elects seven [[Members of the European Parliament]] (MEP)s using the [[d'Hondt method]] of [[party-list proportional representation]].<ref name="list of MEPs in Scotland">{{harvnb|List of MEPs in Scotland}}</ref> Scotland returns two [[Labour Party (UK)|Labour]] MEPs, two [[Scottish National Party|SNP]] MEPs, one [[Conservative Party (UK)|Conservative and Unionist]] MEP and one [[Liberal Democrats|Liberal Democrat]] MEP, to the [[European Parliament]].<ref name="list of MEPs in Scotland" />
For elections to the [[British House of Commons]] at [[Westminster Palace|Westminster]], the city area and portions of the [[Angus]] council area are divided in two [[United Kingdom constituencies|constituencies]].<ref name="borders">[http://www.bcomm-scotland.gov.uk/ ''Fifth Periodical Review of Constituencies''], [[Boundary Commission for Scotland]]</ref> The constituencies of [[Dundee East (UK Parliament constituency)|Dundee East]] and [[Dundee West (UK Parliament constituency)|Dundee West]] are as of 2010 represented by [[Stewart Hosie]] ([[Scottish National Party]] (SNP)<ref name="Stewart Hosie, MP">{{cite news |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/representatives/profiles/38317.stm |title=Stewart Hosie, MP for Dundee East |publisher=BBC News |accessdate=2011-02-18}}</ref> and [[James McGovern (politician)|James McGovern]] ([[Labour Party (UK)|Labour]]),<ref name="James McGovern, MP">{{cite news |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/representatives/profiles/38863.stm |title=James McGovern, MP for Dundee West |publisher=The Scottish Parliament |accessdate=2011-02-18}}</ref> respectively. For elections to the [[Scottish Parliament]] at [[Scottish Parliament Building|Holyrood]], the city area is divided between three constituencies. The [[Dundee East (Scottish Parliament constituency)|Dundee East (Holyrood) constituency]] and the [[Dundee West (Scottish Parliament constituency)|Dundee West (Holyrood) constituency]] are entirely within the city area. The [[Angus (Scottish Parliament constituency)|Angus (Holyrood) constituency]] includes north-eastern and north-western portions of the city area.<ref name="borders" /> All three constituencies are within the [[North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament region)|North East Scotland electoral region]]: [[Shona Robison]] (SNP) is the [[Member of the Scottish Parliament]] (MSP) for the Dundee East constituency;<ref name="Shona Robison, MSP">{{cite web |url=http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/MSP/MembersPages/shona_robison/index.htm |title=Shona Robison, MSP for Dundee East |publisher=The Scottish Parliament |accessdate=2011-02-18}}</ref> ; [[Joe Fitzpatrick]] (SNP) is the current MSP for the Dundee West constituency<ref name="Joe Fitzpatrick, MSP">{{cite web |url=http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/MSP/MembersPages/joe_fitzpatrick/index.htm |title=Joe Fitzpatrick, MSP for Dundee West |publisher=The Scottish Parliament |accessdate=2011-02-18}}</ref> and [[Andrew Welsh (politician)|Andrew Welsh]] (SNP) is the current MSP for the Angus constituency.<ref name="Andrew Welsh, MSP">{{cite web |url=http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/MSP/MembersPages/andrew_welsh/index.htm |title=Andrew Welsh, MSP for Angus |publisher=The Scottish Parliament |accessdate=2011-02-18}}</ref>
 
   
 
== Geography ==
 
== Geography ==
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[[File:The Dundee Law - geograph.org.uk - 63200.jpg|thumb|right|The [[Dundee Law]]]]
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Dundee sits on the north bank of the [[Firth of Tay]] on the eastern, [[North Sea]] Coast of Scotland. The city lies {{convert| 36.1|mi|km|0}} [[Boxing the compass|NNE]] of [[Edinburgh]]<ref name="postcode">{{harvnb|UK Postcode to Postcode Calculator}}</ref> and {{convert|360.6|mi|km|0}} [[Boxing the compass|NNW]] of [[London]].<ref name="postcode"/> The built-up area occupies a roughly rectangular shape {{convert|8.3|mi|km|0}} long by {{convert|2.5|mi|km|0}} wide, aligned in an east to west direction and occupies an area of 60&nbsp;km<sup>2</sup>.<ref name=OSmap/><ref name=popdens>{{harvnb|Population density: Scotland: by unitary authority}}</ref> The town is bisected by a line of hills stretching from Balgay Hill ([[elevation]] of 143 m) in the west end of the city, through the [[Dundee Law]] (174 m) which occupies the centre of the built up area, to Gallow Hill (83 m), between Baxter Park and the Eastern Cemetery. North of this ridge lies a valley through which cuts the Dighty Water [[burn (topography)|burn]], the elevation falling to around 45 m. North of the Dighty valley lie the [[Sidlaw Hills]], the most prominent hill being [[Craigowl Hill]] (455 m).<ref name=OSmap>{{harvnb|Ordnance Survey Landranger Map|2007}}</ref>
   
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The western and eastern boundaries of the city are marked by two [[burn (topography)|burns]] that are tributaries of the [[River Tay]]. On the western-most boundary of the city, the Lochee burn meets the Fowlis burn, forming the [[Invergowrie]] burn, which meets the Tay at Invergowrie basin.<ref name=OSmap/> The Dighty Water enters Dundee from the village of [[Strathmartine]] and marks the boundaries of a number of northern districts of the city, joining the Tay between [[Barnhill, Dundee|Barnhill]] and [[Monifieth]].<ref name=OSmap/> The Scouring burn in the west end of the city and Dens Burn in the east, both of which played important roles in the industrial development of the city, have now been [[culvert]]ed over.
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Dundee is located on the north bank of the [[Firth of Tay]] and near the [[North Sea]]. The city surrounds the [[basalt]] [[Volcanic plug|plug]] of an extinct [[volcano]], called [[Law, Dundee|Dundee Law]] or simply ''The Law'' (174&nbsp;metres (571&nbsp;ft)).<ref>Ordnance Survey, Explorer 380 map ''Dundee and Sidlaw Hills''</ref> Dundee is Scotland's only south-facing city, giving it a claim to being Scotland's sunniest and warmest city.<ref>{{ cite news | title = Aberdeen is Scotland's sun city | work = [[BBC news]] | publisher = BBC | date = 24 January 2005 | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4202571.stm | accessdate = 2006-07-03 }}</ref> Temperatures tend to be a couple of degrees higher than Aberdeen to the north or the coastal areas of Angus.{{Citation needed|date=January 2009}} Dundee suffers less severe winters than other parts of Scotland due to the close proximity to the North sea and the salt air and a range of protective hills at the back of the city, which are often snow covered while the city itself remains clear.{{Citation needed|date=January 2009}}
 
   
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=== Geology ===
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The city lies within the Sidlaw-Ochil [[anticline]], and the predominant bedrock type is [[Old Red Sandstone]] of the Arbuthnott-Garvock group.<ref name=geo>{{harvnb|Bluck|2000|p=422}}; {{harvnb|GeoIndex Onshore}}</ref> [[Differential weathering]] of a series of [[igneous intrusion]]s has yielded a number of prominent hills in the landscape, most notably the [[Law, Dundee|Dundee Law]] (a late [[Silurian]]/early [[Devonian]] [[Mafic]] rock intrusion) and Balgay hill (a [[Felsic]] rock intrusion of similar age).<ref name=geo/> To the east of the city, in Craigie and [[Broughty Ferry]], the bedrock geology is of [[extrusive]] rocks, including mafic [[lava]] and [[tuff]].<ref name=geo/>
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The city, being on a relatively small landspace, is the most densely populated area in Scotland after [[Glasgow]] and around fifth in the UK overall.{{Citation needed|date=January 2009}} It is characterised by tall tenements, mainly four storeys high, [[Victorian architecture|Victorian]], and built from a honey or brown sandstone. The inner districts of the city, as well as some of the outer estates, are home to a number of multi storey tower blocks from the 1960s, although these have been gradually being demolished in recent years. The outer estates are among some of the poorest urban districts in the United Kingdom.{{Citation needed|date=January 2009}} To the east of the city area is the distinct but incorporated suburb of [[Broughty Ferry]].
 
   
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The land surrounding Dundee, particularly that in the lower lying areas to the West and east of the city bears high quality soil that is particularly suitable for arable farming. It is predominantly of a [[brown forest soil]] type with some [[Gley soil|gleying]], the lower parts being formed from raised beach sands and gravels derived from Old Red Sandstone and lavas.<ref>{{harvnb|Soil Survey of Scotland|1982}}</ref>
Dundee lies close to [[Perth, Scotland|Perth]] (20&nbsp;miles) and the southern [[Scottish Highlands|Highlands]] to the west. [[St Andrews]] (14&nbsp;miles) and north-east [[Fife]] are situated to the south, while the [[Sidlaw Hills]], [[Angus Glens]] and the [[Glamis Castle]] are located to the north. Two of Scotland's most prestigious [[Links (golf)|links]] [[golf course]]s, [[St Andrews Links|St Andrews]] and [[Carnoustie Golf Links|Carnoustie]] are located nearby.
 
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=== Location ===
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{{Geographic Location
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|Northwest = [[Pitlochry]], [[Coupar Angus]]
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|North = [[Forfar]]
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|Northeast = [[Montrose, Angus|Montrose]], '''[[Aberdeen]]'''
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=== Urban environment ===
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[[File:Midsummer night^ - geograph.org.uk - 9752.jpg|View from The Law, overlooking Dundee City Centre and the Tay Road Bridge|thumb|left]]
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Very little of pre-[[Scottish Reformation|Reformation]] Dundee remains, the destruction suffered in the War of the Rough Wooing being almost total, with only scattered, roofless shells remaining.<ref>{{harvnb|Merriman|2000|pp=360–361}}</ref> The area occupied by the mediaeval burgh of Dundee extends between East Port and West Port, which formerly held the gates to the walled city. The shoreline has been altered considerably since the early 19th century through development of the harbour area and land reclamation.<ref>{{harvnb|McCarthy|2007|p=80}}; The progress of waterfront development can be seen in the maps of {{harvnb|Wood|1821}}, {{harvnb|Edward|1846}} and {{harvnb|Bartholomew|1912}}</ref> Several areas on the periphery of the burgh saw industrial development with the building of textile mills from the end of the 18th century. Their placement was dictated by the need for a water supply for the modern steam powered machinery, and areas around the Lochee Burn ([[Lochee]]), Scouring Burn ([[Blackness, Dundee|Blackness]]) and Dens Burn (Dens Road area) saw particular concentrations of mills.<ref>{{harvnb|Lenman|Lythe|Gauldie|1969|p=9}}; {{harvnb|Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland 1992}} p. 25; {{harvnb|Watson|1990|p=8}}</ref> The post war period saw expansion of industry to estates along the Kingsway.<ref>{{harvnb|Walker|1968|p=296}}</ref>
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Working class housing spread rapidly and without control throughout the Victorian era, particularly in the Hawkhill, Blackness Road, Dens Road and Hilltown areas.<ref>{{harvnb|Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland 1992}} p. 26</ref> Despite the comparative wealth of Victorian Dundee as a whole, living standards for the working classes were very poor. A general lack of town planning coupled with the influx of labour during the expansion of the jute industry resulted in unsanitary, squalid and cramped housing for much of the population.<ref>{{harvnb|McKean|2011|pp=72–76}}</ref> While gradual improvements and [[slum]] clearance began in the late 19th century, the building of the groundbreaking [[Logie, Dundee|Logie]] housing estate marked the beginning of Dundee's expansion through the building of planned housing estates, under the vision of city architect [[James Thomson (architect)|James Thomson]], whose legacy also includes the housing estate of [[Craigiebank, Dundee|Craigiebank]] and the beginnings of an improved transport infrastructure by planning the Kingsway bypass.<ref>{{harvnb|Logie Conservation Area}}; {{harvnb|Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland 1992}} pp. 51–52; {{harvnb|McKean|2011|p=81}}</ref>
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Modernisation of the city centre continued in the post-war period. The mediaeval Overgate was demolished in the early 1960s to make way for a shopping centre, followed by construction of the inner ring road and the Wellgate Shopping Centre.<ref>{{harvnb|McKean|1990|p=73}}; {{harvnb|McKean|2011|p=85}}</ref> The [[Tay Road Bridge]], completed in 1966 had as its northern landfall the docklands of central Dundee, and the new associated road system resulted in the city centre being cut off from the river.<ref>{{harvnb|McKean|1990|p=73}}; {{harvnb|McKean|2011|p=93}}</ref> An acute shortage of housing in the late 1940s was addressed by a series of large housing estates built in the northern environs including the Fintry, Craigie, Charleston and Douglas areas in the 1950s and early 1960s.<ref>{{harvnb|Walker|1968|p=296}}; {{harvnb|Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland 1992}} p. 55</ref> These were followed by increasingly cost-effective and sometimes poorly planned housing in throughout the 1960s.<ref>{{harvnb|Walker|1968|p=296}}; {{harvnb|McKean|1990|p=73}}; {{harvnb|Scott|2002}} pp. 73–76; pp. 103–106; {{harvnb|Glendinning|1997|pp=25, 56}}</ref> Much of this, in particular the high rise blocks of flats at Lochee, Kirkton, Trottick, Whitfield, Ardler and Menzieshill, and the prefabricated Skarne housing blocks at Whitfield, have been demolished since the 1990s or are scheduled for future demolition.<ref>{{harvnb|Tenants gone, soon multi too}}; {{harvnb|Last of Menzieshill multis to be brought down this week}}; {{harvnb|Four Dundee Hilltown multi-storey blocks to come down}}; {{harvnb|Fate of Whitfield's Skarne blocks to be decided}}</ref>
   
 
===Climate===
 
===Climate===
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[[File:Fog in the Tay estuary - geograph.org.uk - 9750.jpg|[[Haar (fog)]] travelling up the [[River Tay]] by [[advection]]|thumb|right]]
As with the rest of the UK, Dundee benefits from a [[Oceanic climate|maritime climate]], with limited seasonal temperature ranges, and generally moderate rainfall throughout the year. The nearest official met office weather station is Mylnefield, sited about 4 miles west of the City centre.
 
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The climate, as is the case with the rest of [[North-West Europe]] is [[Oceanic climate|Oceanic]] ([[Köppen climate classification|Köppen-Geiger]] classification Cfb).<ref>{{harvnb|Peel|Finlayson|McMahon|2007}}</ref> Mean temperature and rainfall is typical for the east coast of Scotland, and with its sheltered estuarine position, mean daily maxima are slightly higher than coastal areas to the North, particularly in Spring and Summer.<ref>{{harvnb|Regional mapped climate averages}}</ref> The nearest official [[Met Office]] weather station is Mylnefield, [[Invergowrie]] which is situated about {{convert|4|mi|km}} west of the City Centre.
   
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A record high of {{convert|28.7|C|F}} was recorded in August 1995.<ref>{{harvnb|Aug 1995 Maximum}}</ref> The warmest month was July 2006,<ref>{{harvnb|Jul 2006 Mean}}</ref> with an average temperature of {{convert|17.4|C|F}} (mean maximum {{convert|22.5|C|F}}, mean minimum {{convert|12.3|C|F}}). In an 'average' year the warmest day should reach<ref>{{harvnb|1971-2000 average warmest day}}</ref> {{convert|25.2|C|F}}, and in total just 1.63 days<ref>{{harvnb|1971-2000 >25c days}}</ref> should equal or exceed a temperature of {{convert|25.1|C|F}} per year, illustrating the rarity of such warmth.
The absolute maximum of {{convert|28.7|C|F}} was recorded in August 1995.<ref>{{cite web
 
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|accessdate=2011-03-22}}</ref> with an average temperature of {{convert|17.4|C|F}} (mean maximum {{convert|22.5|C|F}} , mean minimum {{convert|12.3|C|F}} ). In an 'average' year the warmest day should reach<ref>{{cite web
 
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|accessdate=2011-03-22}}</ref> {{convert|25.2|C|F}} , and in total just 1.63 days<ref>{{cite web
 
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|source 1 = KNMI/ Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute<ref>{{cite web
 
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| title=Climate Normals and extremes
 
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== Demography ==
 
== Demography ==
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|+'''City of Dundee compared according to [[United Kingdom Census 2001|UK Census 2001]]'''<ref name="Dundee Population">{{harvnb|Comparative Population: Dundee}}</ref><ref name="Dundee Employment">{{harvnb|Comparative Employment: Dundee}}</ref>
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|154,674||5,062,011
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|5.84%||3.78%
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According to the 2001 census, the City of Dundee had a population of 154,674.<ref name="Dundee Population" /> A more recent population estimate of the City of Dundee has been recorded at 152,320 in 2008.<ref name="Dundee Population Estimate">{{harvnb|Mid-2008 Population Estimates}}</ref> The demographic make-up of the population is much in line with the rest of Scotland. The age group from 30 to 44 forms the largest portion of the population (20%).<ref name="Dundee Population" /> The median age of males and females living in Dundee was 37 and 40 years respectively, compared to 37 and 39 years for those in the whole of Scotland.<ref name="Dundee Population" />
Natives of Dundee are called Dundonians and are often recognisable by their distinctive dialect of Scots as well as their [[Accent (linguistics)|accent]],<ref>{{cite web | last = Eagle | first = Andy | year = 2001 | url = http://www.scots-online.org/grammar/dundee.htm | title = Dundee Scots | work = Wir Ain Leid | accessdate = 6 July 2006 }}</ref> which most noticeably substitutes the [[monophthong]] /e/ in place of the [[diphthong]] /ai/. Dundee's population increased substantially with the urbanisation of the Industrial Revolution as did other British cities. The most significant influx occurred in the mid-19th century with the arrival of Irish workers fleeing from the [[Irish Potato Famine (1845–1849)|Potato Famine]] and attracted by industrialisation.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/legacies/immig_emig/scotland/perth_tayside/article_1.shtml | title = Little Tipperary: The Irish in Lochee | work = Legacies | publisher = BBC | accessdate = 9 July 2006 }}</ref>
 
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The place of birth of the town's residents was 94.16% United Kingdom (including 87.85% from Scotland), 0.42% Republic of Ireland, 1.33% from other European Union countries, and 3.09% from elsewhere in the world. The economic activity of residents aged 16–74 was 35.92% in full-time employment, 10.42% in part-time employment, 4.25% self-employed, 5.18% unemployed, 7.82% students with jobs, 4.73% students without jobs, 15.15% retired, 4.54% looking after home or family, 7.92% permanently sick or disabled, and 4.00% economically inactive for other reasons. Compared with the average demography of Scotland, Dundee has both low proportions of people born outside the United Kingdom and for people over 75&nbsp;years old.
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Natives of Dundee are called Dundonians and are often recognisable by their distinctive dialect of Scots as well as their [[Accent (dialect)|accent]], which most noticeably substitutes the [[monophthong]] /ɛ/ (pronounced "eh") in place of the [[diphthong]] /aj/ (pronounced "ai").<ref>{{harvnb|McCluskey|1991}}; {{harvnb|Dundee Scots}}</ref> Dundee, and Scotland more generally, saw rapid population increase at end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century, with the city's population increasing from 12,400 in 1751 to 30,500 in 1821.<ref name="Smout 1998 240–248"/> Of particular significance was an influx of Irish workers in the early to mid-19th century, attracted by the prospect of employment in the textiles industries. In 1851, 18.9% of people living in Dundee were of Irish birth.<ref>{{harvnb|Swift|Gilley|1989|p=117}}; {{harvnb|Little Tipperary: The Irish in Lochee}}</ref>
   
 
The city has also attracted immigrants from Italy, fleeing poverty and famine, and Poland, seeking refuge from the anti-Jewish pogroms in the 19th century, and later, World War II in the 20th. Today, Dundee has a sizeable [[ethnic minority]] population, and has the third highest Asian population (~3,500) in Scotland after Glasgow and Edinburgh.
 
The city has also attracted immigrants from Italy, fleeing poverty and famine, and Poland, seeking refuge from the anti-Jewish pogroms in the 19th century, and later, World War II in the 20th. Today, Dundee has a sizeable [[ethnic minority]] population, and has the third highest Asian population (~3,500) in Scotland after Glasgow and Edinburgh.
   
The city's universities draw a large number of students from abroad (mostly Irish and [[EU]] but with an increasing number from countries in the [[Far East]]), and students account for 14.2% of the population, the highest proportion of the four largest Scottish cities.<ref name="population">{{ cite web | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/dundeecity/uploaded_publications/publication_85.pdf | format = PDF | title = Population Matters | accessdate = 2009-03-10 | publisher = Dundee City Council }}</ref>
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The city's universities draw a large number of students from abroad (mostly Irish and [[European Union|EU]] but with an increasing number from countries in the [[Far East]]), and students account for 14.2% of the population, the highest proportion of the four largest Scottish cities.<ref name="population">{{harvnb|Population Matters}}</ref>
   
 
== Economy ==
 
== Economy ==
 
 
[[File:Cox's stack 02SEP05.jpg|left|thumb|upright|Cox's Stack, a chimney from the former Camperdown works jute mill. The chimney takes its name from jute baron James Cox who later became [[Lord Provost]] of the city]]
 
[[File:Cox's stack 02SEP05.jpg|left|thumb|upright|Cox's Stack, a chimney from the former Camperdown works jute mill. The chimney takes its name from jute baron James Cox who later became [[Lord Provost]] of the city]]
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The period following World War II was notable for the transformation of the city's economy. While jute still employed one-fifth of the working population, new industries were attracted and encouraged. [[NCR Corporation]] selected Dundee as the base of operations for the UK in late 1945,<ref name="ncr">{{harvnb|NCR Cash Advance}}</ref> primarily because of the lack of damage the city had sustained in the war, good transport links and high productivity from long hours of sunshine. Production started in the year before the official opening of the plant on 11 June 1947. A fortnight after the 10th anniversary of the plant the 250,000th cash machine was produced. By the 1960s, NCR had become the principal employer of the city producing [[cash register]]s, and later [[Automatic Teller Machine|ATMs]], at several of its Dundee plants. The firm developed magnetic-strip readers for cash registers and produced early computers.<ref>{{harvnb|First Dundee computer next year}}</ref> Astral, a Dundee-based firm that manufactured and sold [[refrigerators]] and [[Clothes dryer|spin dryers]] was merged into [[Morphy Richards]] and rapidly expanded to employ over 1,000 people. The development in Dundee of a [[Michelin]] [[tire|tyre]]-production facility helped to absorb the unemployment caused by the decline of the jute industry, particularly with the abolition of the jute control by the [[Board of Trade]] on 30 April 1969.<ref>{{harvnb|General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade 1969}}</ref>
   
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Employment in Dundee changed dramatically during the 1980s with the loss of nearly 10,000 manufacturing jobs due to closure of the shipyards, cessation of carpet manufacturing and the disappearance of the jute trade. To combat growing unemployment and declining economic conditions, Dundee was declared an [[Enterprise Zone]] in January 1984. In 1983, the first [[Sinclair Research Ltd|Sinclair]] [[Sinclair ZX Spectrum|ZX Spectrum]] [[home computers]] were produced in Dundee by [[Timex Group USA|Timex]]. In the same year the company broke production records, despite a [[sit-in]] by workers protesting against job cuts and plans to demolish one of the factory buildings to make way for a supermarket. Timex closed its Dundee plant in 1993 following an acrimonious six month [[industrial dispute]].<ref>{{harvnb|Timex pulls the plug on Dundee plant}}; {{harvnb|Scott|2002|pp=163–165}}</ref>
Dundee is a regional employment and education centre, with over 300,000 persons within 30 minutes drive of the city centre and around 630,000 people within one hour. Many people from [[Fife|North East Fife]], [[Angus]] and [[Perth and Kinross]] commute to the city.<ref name="Dundee Economic Profile">{{cite web |url=http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/dundeecity/uploaded_publications/publication_119.pdf |title=Dundee Economic Profile |format=PDF |date=2011-01 |accessdate=2011-02-24}}</ref> In 2009, the city itself had an economically active population of 75.1%.<ref name="Dundee Economic Profile" /> The city sustains just under 95,000 jobs in around 4,000 companies. The number of jobs in the city has grown by around 10% since 1996. Recent and current investment levels in the city are at a record level. Since 1997 Dundee has been the focus of investment approaching an estimated £1 billion.<ref>{{ cite web | title = Dundee: A City Vision | work = Dundee City Council | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/publications/cityvision.pdf | accessdate = 2006-11-11
 
|format=PDF}}</ref>
 
 
Despite this economic growth the proportion of Dundee's population whose lives are affected by poverty and who are classed as socially excluded is second only to Glasgow. Median weekly earnings were £409 in February 2006, an increase of 33% since 1998, on a par with the Scottish median. Unemployment in 2006 was around 3.8%, higher than the Scottish average of 2.6%, although the city has narrowed this disparity since 1996, when unemployment was 8.6% compared to a Scottish average of 6.1%. In 2000 the number of unemployed in the city fell to below 5,000 for the first time in over 25 years. Average house prices in Dundee more than doubled from 1990 to 2006, from an average of £42,475 to £102,025.<ref name="house">{{ cite news | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/in_depth/uk_house_prices/html/qj.stm | title=Dundee City House Prices | publisher=BBC | date=9 November 2006 | accessdate=2010-01-03}}</ref> Total house sales in the city more than tripled from 1990 to 2004, from £115,915,391 to £376,999,716. House prices rose by over 15% between 2001–2002 and 2002–2003 and between 2005 and 2006 by 16.6%.<ref name="house" />
 
 
=== Modern economic history ===
 
 
The period following World War II was notable for the transformation of the city's economy. While jute still employed one-fifth of the working population, new industries were attracted and encouraged. [[NCR Corporation]] selected Dundee as the base of operations for the UK in late 1945,<ref name="ncr">{{ cite book | last=NCR | title=Cash Advance | publisher=NCR (Scotland) limited | isbn=0-9529630-0-0 | year = 1996 }}</ref> primarily because of the lack of damage the city had sustained in the war, good transport links and high productivity from long hours of sunshine. Production started in the year before the official opening of the plant on 11 June 1947. A fortnight after the 10th anniversary of the plant (known locally amongst Dundonians as "The Cash"), the 250,000th cash machine was produced. By the 1960s, NCR had become the principal employer of the city producing [[cash register]]s, and later [[Automatic Teller Machine|ATMs]], at several of its Dundee plants. The firm, developed magnetic-strip readers for cash registers and produced early computers.<ref name="ncr500">{{ cite journal| author=CJP|month=7 December|year=1966| title=First Dundee computer next year| journal=The Courier}}</ref> Astral, a Dundee-based firm that manufactured and sold [[refrigerators]] and [[Clothes dryer|spin dryers]] was merged into [[Morphy Richards]] and rapidly expanded to employ over 1,000 people. The development in Dundee of a [[Michelin]] [[tire|tyre]]-production facility helped to absorb the unemployment caused by the decline of the jute industry, particularly with the abolition of the jute control by the [[Board of Trade]] on 30 April 1969.<ref name="jute">{{cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | url = http://www.wto.org/gatt_docs/English/SULPDF/90520090.pdf | title = General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade | format = PDF | work = Committee of Trade and Development | publisher = | date = 12 December 1969 }}</ref>
 
 
Employment in Dundee changed dramatically during the 1980s with the loss of nearly 10,000 manufacturing jobs due to closure of the shipyards, cessation of carpet manufacturing and the disappearance of the jute trade. To combat growing unemployment and declining economic conditions, Dundee was declared an [[Enterprise Zone]] in January 1984. In 1983, the first [[Sinclair Research Ltd|Sinclair]] [[Sinclair ZX Spectrum]] [[home computers]] were produced in Dundee by [[Timex Group USA|Timex]]. In the same year the company broke production records, despite a [[sit-in]] by workers protesting job cuts and plans to demolish one of the factory buildings to make way for a supermarket. Timex closed its Dundee plant in 1993 following an acrimonious six month [[industrial dispute]].<ref>{{ cite news | first=James | last=Rougvie | author=James Rougvie | url=http://heritage.scotsman.com/videos.cfm?vid=57 | title=Timex pulls the plug on Dundee plant | work= | publisher=[[The Scotsman]] | pages= | page= | date=29 August 1993 | accessdate=2006-07-08 |archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20060614134707/http://heritage.scotsman.com/videos.cfm?vid=57 <!-- Bot retrieved archive --> |archivedate = 2006-06-14}}</ref> In January 2007, NCR announced its intention to cut 650 jobs at its Gourdie facility, and to turn the facility over for low volume production. Following the global economic downturn of 2007-2009, the company closed the manufacturing facility completely in June 2009, with the loss of a further 225 jobs. The company has however pledged to keep R&D, sales and support functions in Dundee, retaining 450 jobs.
 
   
 
=== Modern day ===
 
=== Modern day ===
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[[File:Ninewells cropped.jpg|thumb|right|Ninewells Hospital, one of the largest employers in the Dundee area]]
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Dundee is a regional employment and education centre, with over 300,000 persons within 30 minutes drive of the city centre and around 630,000 people within one hour. Many people from [[Fife|North East Fife]], [[Angus]] and [[Perth and Kinross]] commute to the city.<ref name="Dundee Economic Profile">{{harvnb|Dundee Economic Profile}}</ref> In 2009, there were 30 employers who employed 300 or more staff.<ref name="Dundee Economic Profile" /> The largest employers in the city are [[NHS Tayside]], Dundee City Council, [[University of Dundee]], [[Tesco]], [[D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd|D. C. Thomson & Co]] and [[BT Group plc|BT]].<ref name="Dundee Economic Profile" /> Other employers include limited and private companies such as [[NCR Corporation|NCR]], [[Michelin]], [[Sitel]], [[Alliance Trust]], [[Aviva]], [[Royal Bank of Scotland]], [[Asda]], [[Stagecoach Strathtay]], Tayside Contracts, [[Tokheim]], [[Scottish Citylink]], C J Lang & Son ([[Spar (retailer)|SPAR Scotland]]), Joinery and Timber Creations, [[HBOS]], [[Debenhams]], [[National Express Dundee]], and [[W. L. Gore and Associates]]. The only sectors to see job increases between 2005 and 2009 were in education and human health and social work activities, while manufacturing and administration and support service activities both saw a significant decline.<ref name="Dundee Economic Profile" /> Average weekly earnings of full-time employers in Dundee in May 2010 was £482.80; men received £507.40 and women £418.80.<ref name="Dundee Economic Profile" /> Average earnings in Dundee have increased from £325.00 in 2000 to £482.80 in 2010.<ref name="Dundee Economic Profile" />
   
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The [[biomedical]] and [[biotechnology]] sectors, including start-up biomedical companies arising from university research, employ just under 1,000 people directly and nearly 2,000 indirectly. [[Information technology]] and [[Video game industry|Video game development]] have been important industries in the city for more than 20 years. [[Rockstar North]], developer of ''[[Lemmings (video game)|Lemmings]]'' and the ''[[Grand Theft Auto (series)|Grand Theft Auto]]'' series was founded in Dundee as DMA Design by [[David Jones (video game developer)|David Jones]]; an undergraduate of the [[University of Abertay Dundee]].<ref>{{harvnb|The Complete History of DMA Design}}</ref> Other game development studios in Dundee include [[Denki]], [[Ruffian Games]], [[Dynamo Games]], [[4J Studios]], [[Cohort Studios]] amongst others.
[[File:Magdalen Green.jpg|thumb|Magdalen Green and Bandstand, Located in the West End]]
 
   
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[[File:NCR Dundee - geograph.org.uk - 9943.jpg|thumb|NCR Dundee]]
As in the rest of Scotland manufacturing industries are being gradually replaced by a [[mixed economy]], although 13.5% of the workforce still work in the manufacturing sector, higher than the Scottish and UK average, and more than double that of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. The main new growth sectors have been [[software development]] and [[biotechnology]] along with retail. The city has a small financial, banking and insurance sector, employing 11% of the workforce.
 
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Dundee is also a key retail destination for North East Scotland and has been ranked 4th in Retail Rankings in Scotland.<ref name="Discover Dundee Retail">{{harvnb|Discover Dundee Retail}}</ref> The city centre offers a wide variety of retailers, department stores and independent/specialist stores. The Murraygate and High Street forms the main pedestrian area and is home to a number of main anchors such as [[M&S|Marks and Spencer]], [[Monsoon Accessorize|Monsoon]], [[Monsoon Accessorize|Accessorize]] and [[Zara (clothing)|Zara]].<ref name="Discover Dundee Retail" /> The main pedestrian area also connects the two large shopping centres; the {{convert|420000|sqft|m2|abbr=on}} Overgate Centre which is anchored by [[Debenhams]], [[H&M]], [[Next (clothing)|Next]], Argos, and [[The Perfume Shop]] and the {{convert|310000|sqft|m2|abbr=on}} Wellgate Centre by [[British Home Stores|BHS]], [[TJ Morris|Home Bargains]] and [[Peacocks (retailer)|Peacocks]].<ref name="Discover Dundee Retail" /> Other retail areas in the city include Gallagher Retail Park, Kingsway East Retail Park and Kingsway West Retail Park.<ref name="Discover Dundee Retail" />
   
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== Landmarks ==
In 2009, there were 30 employers who employed 300 or more staff.<ref name="Dundee Economic Profile" /> These include limited and private companies [[NCR Corporation]], [[Michelin]], [[Tesco]], [[D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd|D. C. Thomson &amp; Co]], [[BT Group plc|BT]], SiTEL, Alliance Trust, [[Norwich Union]], [[Royal Bank of Scotland]], [[Asda]], [[Strathtay Scottish]], Tayside Contracts, Tokheim, [[Scottish Citylink]], W H Brown Construction, C J Lang & Son, Joinery and Timber Creations, [[HBOS]], [[Debenhams]], [[Travel Dundee]], [[WL Gore and Associates]], In Practice Systems, [[Wood Group|The Wood Group]], Simclar, Millipore Life Sciences, Alchemy (antibody technology), [http://www.cypex.co.uk Cypex](manufacturers of recombinant drug metabolising enzymes, including cytochrome P450s, and ''in vitro'' drug metabolism specialists). Major employers in the public sector and non profit sector are [[NHS Tayside]], the [[University of Dundee]], [[Tayside Police]], [[Dundee College]], [[Tayside|Tayside Fire Brigade]], [[Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs|HM Revenue and Customs]], [[University of Abertay Dundee]] and [[Wellcome Trust]].
 
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[[File:St. Mary's Tower, Dundee - geograph.org.uk - 1204975.jpg|thumb|left|180px|St Mary's Tower, oldest building in Dundee, dating to late 15th century]]
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The city and its landscape is dominated by [[Law, Dundee|The Law]] and the [[Firth of Tay]]. The Law, the large hill that lies to the north of the [[City Centre, Dundee|City Centre]] was the site of an [[Iron Age]] [[Hill Fort]], upon which the Law War Memorial, designed by Thomas Braddock, was erected in 1921 to commemorate the fallen of [[World War I]].<ref>{{harvnb|Law Hill War Memorial, Category B listing}}</ref> The waterfront, much altered by [[Land reclamation|reclamation]] in the 19th century, retains several of the docks that once were the hub of the jute and whaling industries, including the Camperdown and Victoria Docks.<ref>{{harvnb|Camperdown Dock, Category A listing}}<br>{{harvnb|Victoria Dock with Pedestrian and Vehicular Swing Bridges, Category A listing}}</ref> The Victoria Dock is the home of the frigate [[HMS Unicorn (1824)|HMS ''Unicorn]] and the [[North Carr Lightship]], while the [[RRS Discovery|RRS ''Discovery'']] occupies Craig Pier, from where the ferries to [[Fife]] once sailed.
   
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The oldest building in the city is St Mary's Tower, which dates to the late 15th century.<ref>{{harvnb|Nethergate, City Churches, St Mary's Tower or the Steeple, Category A Listing}}<br>{{harvnb|McKean|Walker|1985|pp=52–54}}</ref> This forms part of the City Churches, which consists St Clements Church, dating to 1787-8 and built by Samuel Bell, Old St Paul's and St David's Church, built in 1841–42 by [[William Burn]], and St Mary's Church, rebuilt in 1843–44, also by Burn following a fire.<ref>{{harvnb|Nethergate, City Churches, St Clement's, or Steeple Church, Category A Listing}}<br>{{harvnb|Nethergate, City Churches, Old St Paul's and St David's, or South Church, Category A Listing}}<br>{{harvnb|Nethergate, City Churches, St Mary's East, or Dundee Parish Church, Category A Listing}}<br>{{harvnb|McKean|Walker|1985|pp=52–54}}</ref> Other significant churches in the city include the Gothic Revival Episcopal Cathedral of St Paul's, built by [[George Gilbert Scott|Sir George Gilbert Scott]] in 1853 on the former site of Dundee Castle in the High Street,<ref>{{harvnb|150 Nethergate, St Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Including Presbytery and Former Sea Wall to South, Category A Listing}}<br>{{harvnb|McKean|Walker|1985|p=57}}</ref> and the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Andrew's, built in 1835 by George Mathewson in Nethergate.<ref>
The largest employers in Dundee are the [[Politics of Dundee|city council]] and the [[NHS Tayside|Health Service]], which make up over 10% of the city's workforce. The [[biomedical]] and [[biotechnology]] sectors, including start-up biomedical companies arising from university research, employ just under 1,000 people directly and nearly 2,000 indirectly. [[Information technology]] and [[video game|software for computer games]] have been important industries in the city for more than twenty years. [[Rockstar North]], developer of ''[[Lemmings]]'' and the ''[[Grand Theft Auto (series)|Grand Theft Auto]]'' series was founded in Dundee as DMA Design by [[David Jones (video game developer)|David Jones]]; an undergraduate of the [[University of Abertay Dundee]].<ref>{{ cite web
 
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{{harvnb|Castle Hill, St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, including steps and boundary wall, Category A Listing}}<br>{{harvnb|McKean|Walker|1985|p=57}}</ref>
| url = http://www.dmadesign.org/
 
| title = The Complete History of DMA Design
 
| accessdate = 9 July 2006
 
| author = Mike Dailly
 
| last = Dailly
 
| first = Mike
 
| authorlink = Mike Dailly
 
| coauthors =
 
| work = The DMA History Site
 
| publisher = }}</ref> Other game developing companies in Dundee include [[Denki]], [[Ruffian Games]], [[Dynamo Games]], [[4J Studios]], [[Cohort Studios]] amongst others.
 
   
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As a result of the destruction suffered during the Rough Wooing, little of the mediaeval city (aside from St Mary's Tower) remains and the earliest surviving domestic structures date from the [[Scotland in the Early Modern Era|Early Modern Era]]. A notable example is the Wishart Arch (or East Port) in Cowgate. It is the last surviving portion of the city walls and, dating prior to 1548, owes its continued existence to its association with the Protestant [[martyr]] [[George Wishart]], who is said to have preached to plague victims from the East Port in 1544.<ref>{{harvnb|Dundee, East Port of, Wishart Arch}}<br>{{harvnb|McKean|Walker|1985|pp=32–33}}</ref> Another is the building complex on the High Street known as [[Gardyne's Land, Dundee|Gardyne's Land]], parts of which date from around 1560.<ref>{{harvnb|70-73 (Inclusive Nos) High Street, Including Gardyne's Land, Gray's Close and Clock with Model of the Town House}}; {{harvnb|McKean|Walker|1985|p=18}}; {{harvnb|Dragging a building into the 21st century}}; {{harvnb|Gardyne's Land wins multiple awards}}</ref> The Howff burial ground in the northern part of the City Centre also dates from this time, having been gifted to the city by Mary Queen of Scots in 1564, having previously served as the grounds of a [[Franciscan]] abbey.<ref>{{harvnb|Meadowside and Barrack Street, The Howff, Category A listing}}; ; {{harvnb|McKean|Walker|1985|pp=50–51}}</ref>
Dundee is responsible for 10% of Britain's digital entertainment industry, with an annual turnover of £100 million. Outside of specialised fields of medicine, science and technology, the proportion of Dundonians employed in the [[manufacturing sector]] is higher than that found in the larger Scottish cities; nearly 12% of workers. Manufacturing income per head in Dundee was £19,700 in 1999, compared to £16,700 in [[Glasgow]]. The insolvency rate for businesses in Dundee is lower than other Scottish cities, accounting for only 2.3% of all liquidations in Scotland, compared to 22% and 61.4% for Edinburgh and Glasgow respectively.
 
   
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[[File:Claypotts castle 01.jpg|thumb|right|Claypotts Castle, dating from the late 16th century]]
The surrounding area is home to three major UK military bases, [[Condor]] ([[Royal Marines]]), [[Leuchars]] ([[RAF]]), and [[Barry, Angus|Barry]] (army and training).
 
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Several castles can be found in Dundee, mostly dating to the Early Modern Era. The earliest parts of [[Mains Castle]] in Caird park were built by David Graham in 1562 on the site of an earlier hunting lodge of 1460.<ref>{{harvnb|Caird Park Mains Castle, Category A listing}}, {{harvnb|McKean|Walker|1985|p=120}}</ref> [[Dudhope Castle]], originally the seat of the Scrymgeour family, dates to the late 16th century and was built on the site of earlier keep of 1460.<ref>{{harvnb|Dudhope Castle, Category A listing}}; {{harvnb|McKean|Walker|1985|pp=74–75}}</ref> [[Claypotts Castle]], a striking Z plan castle in West Ferry, was built by John Strachan dates to 1569-1588.<ref>{{harvnb|Claypotts Castle, Category A listing}}; {{harvnb|McKean|Walker|1985|p=103}}</ref> The ruins of [[Powrie Castle]], north of Fintry date from the 16th century castle north .<ref>{{harvnb|Powrie, Old Powrie Castle, Including Adjoining Boundary Wall}}</ref>
   
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North of the City Churches, at the end of Reform Street, lies the [[High School of Dundee]], built in 1829–34 by George Angus in a Greek Revival style.<ref>{{harvnb|Euclid Crescent High School, including Lodge, Gatepiers, Boundary wall and railings, Category A listing}}; {{harvnb|McKean|Walker|1985|p=47}}</ref> Another school building of note is [[Morgan Academy]] on Forfar Road, built in 1863, designed by [[John Dick Peddie]] in a Dutch Gothic style.<ref>{{harvnb|Forfar Road, Morgan Academy, Main Block and Janitor's House with Terrace, Boundary Walls and Gatepiers, Category A listing}}; {{harvnb|McKean|Walker|1985|p=97}}</ref>
The city is served by [[Ninewells Hospital]]—one of the largest and most up to date in Europe, as well as three other public hospitals: Kings Cross, Victoria, and Ashludie, and one private: Fernbrae. A recent addition to Ninewells Hospital is the Maggie's Centre building, which was designed by [[Frank Gehry]] and officially opened by [[Bob Geldof]] in 2007.
 
   
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Dundee's industrial history as a centre for textile production is apparent throughout the city. Numerous former jute mills remain standing and while some lay derelict, many have been converted into alternate usages. Of particular note are the Tay Works, built by the Gilroy Brothers c.1850-1865,<ref>{{harvnb|2 Lochee Road, Tay Works, Category A listing}}; {{harvnb|McKean|Walker|1985|p=85}}</ref> [[Camperdown Works]] in Lochee, which built and owned by Cox Brothers, one of Europe's largest jute manufacturing companies, and begun in 1849,<ref>{{harvnb|Methven Street, Camperdown Works High Mill or Silver Mill, Category A listing}}; {{harvnb|McKean|Walker|1985|p=89}}</ref><ref name="Cox Bros">{{cite web|title=MS 6 Cox Brothers Ltd, Jute Spinners and Manufacturers, and Cox Family Papers|url=http://134.36.1.31/dserve.exe?&dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=show.tcl&dsqDb=Catalog&dsqPos=0&dsqSearch=((text)='1,000,001')|work=archive Services Online Catalogue|publisher=[[University of Dundee]]|accessdate=8 June 2012}}</ref> and Upper Dens Mill and Lower Dens Works, built by the Baxter Brothers in the mid 19th century.<ref>{{harvnb|Princes Street and Return Elevations to Dens Street, Constable Street and St Roques Lane, Lower Dens Works, Category listing}}; {{harvnb|2 Princes Street, Upper Dens Mill, Category listing}}; {{harvnb|McKean|Walker|1985|pp=30–32}}</ref>
Dundee is Scotland's first [[Fibrecity]].
 
   
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As well as many 1960s landmark multi-storey housing buildings being demolished recently,{{When|date=January 2013}} the former Tayside House block, built in the same decade and nicknamed 'Faulty Towers' by many local people, is also being demolished<ref name="Tayside House Demolition">{{cite web|title=Safedem: Tayside House Demolition|url=http://www.taysidehousedemolition.co.uk}}</ref> as part of the waterfront redevelopment program. The overall view of the city of Dundee from over the [[River Tay]] has substantially changed with the removal of these landmarks.{{cn|date=January 2013}}
== Landmarks ==
 
 
Gardyne's Land, located at 71 High Street, is a collection of five unique and interesting historical buildings. The Merchant's House (part of the complex) is the oldest, built by John Gardyne around 1560. The house is recognised as Dundee's oldest house. All of the houses have been restored and converted by WH Brown Construction into a backpackers hostel.<ref name="Tayside Doors Open Day">{{cite web |url=http://www.dhet.org.uk/DOD2008/02DOD4.htm |title=Gardyne's Land, Tayside Doors Open Day |publisher=Dundee Historical Environment Trust |publisher=2009-12-07}}</ref>
 
   
 
== Transport ==
 
== Transport ==
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Dundee is served by the [[A90 road]] which connects the city to the [[M90 motorway|M90]] and [[Perth, Scotland|Perth]] in the west, and [[Forfar]] and [[Aberdeen]] in the north. The part of the road that is in the city is a [[dual carriageway]] and forms the city's main bypass on its north side, known as the ''Kingsway''. East of the A90's Forfar Road junction, the Kingsway East continues as the [[A972 road|A972]], and meets the [[A92 road|A92]] at the Scott Fyffe roundabout. Travelling east, the A92 connects the city to [[Arbroath]] and [[Montrose, Angus|Montrose]] and to the south with [[Fife]] via the [[Tay Road Bridge]].
   
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The [[A930 road|A930]] links the city with coastal settlements to the east, including Broughty Ferry, [[Monifieth]] and [[Carnoustie]]. Progressing westward from where the A92 meets the Tay Road Bridge at the Riverside Roundabout, the [[A85 road|A85]] follows the southern boundary of the city along Riverside Drive and towards the A90 at the Swallow Roundabout. The A85 multiplexes with the A90 and diverges again at Perth.
Dundee is served by the [[A90 road]] which connects the city to the [[M90 motorway|M90]] and [[Perth, Scotland|Perth]] in the west, and [[Forfar]] and [[Aberdeen]] in the north. The part of the road that is in the city is a [[dual carriageway]] and forms the city's main bypass on its north side, known as the ''Kingsway'', which can become very busy at rush hour. To the east, the [[A92 road|A92]] connects the city to Carnoustie, [[Monifieth]] and [[Arbroath]]. The A92 also connects the city to the county of [[Fife]] on the south side of the Tay estuary via the [[Tay Road Bridge]]. The main southern route around the city is Riverside Drive and Riverside Avenue (the A991), that runs alongside the Tay from a junction with the A90 in the west, to the city centre where it joins the A92 at the bridge.
 
   
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Also meeting the A92 and A85 at the Riverside Roundabout is the [[A991 road|A991]] Inner Ring Road, which surrounds the perimeter of the city centre, returning to the A92 on the east side of the Tay Road Bridge. The [[A923 road|A923]] Dundee to [[Dunkeld]] road meets the A991 at the Dudhope Roundabout, and the [[A929 road|A929]] links the A991 to the A90 via Forfar Road.
[[File:Dundee Station.jpg|thumb|right|180px|External view of [[Dundee railway station|Dundee (Tay Bridge) Station]]]]
 
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[[File:Dundee Station.jpg|thumb|right|External view of [[Dundee railway station|Dundee (Tay Bridge) Station]]]]
   
Dundee has an extensive public bus transport system, with the [[Seagate bus station]] serving as the city's main terminus for journeys out of town. [[Travel Dundee]] operates most of the intra-city services, with other more rural services operated by [[Stagecoach Strathtay]]. The city's two railway stations are the main [[Dundee railway station|Dundee (Tay Bridge) Station]], which is situated near the waterfront and the much smaller [[Broughty Ferry railway station|Broughty Ferry Station]], which is located to the eastern end of the city. These are complemented by the stations at [[Invergowrie railway station|Invergowrie]], [[Balmossie railway station|Balmossie]] and [[Monifieth railway station|Monifieth]]. Passenger services at Dundee are provided by [[First ScotRail]], [[CrossCountry]] and [[East Coast (train operating company)|East Coast]]. There are no freight services that serve the city since the [[Freightliner (UK)|Freightliner]] terminal in Dundee was closed in the 1980s.
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Dundee has an extensive public bus transport system, with the [[Seagate bus station]] serving as the city's main terminus for journeys out of town. [[National Express Dundee]] operates most of the intra-city services, with other more rural services operated by [[Stagecoach Strathtay]]. The city's two railway stations are the main [[Dundee railway station|Dundee (Tay Bridge) Station]], which is situated near the waterfront and the much smaller [[Broughty Ferry railway station|Broughty Ferry Station]], which is located to the eastern end of the city. These are complemented by the stations at [[Invergowrie railway station|Invergowrie]], [[Balmossie railway station|Balmossie]] and [[Monifieth railway station|Monifieth]]. Passenger services at Dundee are provided by [[First ScotRail]], [[CrossCountry]] and [[East Coast (train operating company)|East Coast]]. There are no freight services that serve the city since the [[Freightliner (UK)|Freightliner]] terminal in Dundee was closed in the 1980s.
   
 
There are also many intercity bus services offered by [[Megabus (United Kingdom)|Megabus]], [[Scottish Citylink|Citylink]] and [[National Express]].
 
There are also many intercity bus services offered by [[Megabus (United Kingdom)|Megabus]], [[Scottish Citylink|Citylink]] and [[National Express]].
   
[[Dundee Airport]] offers commercial flights to [[London City Airport]], [[Birmingham International Airport (United Kingdom)|Birmingham International Airport]] and [[George Best Belfast City Airport|Belfast City]].<ref>{{ cite web
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[[Dundee Airport]] offers commercial flights to [[London City Airport]]. Flights to [[Birmingham International Airport (United Kingdom)|Birmingham International Airport]] and [[George Best Belfast City Airport|Belfast City]] were discontinued in December 2012.<ref name="Dundee Airport">{{harvnb|Dundee Airport}}</ref> The airport is capable of serving small aircraft and is located 3&nbsp;kilometres west of the city centre, adjacent to the River Tay. The nearest major international airport is [[Edinburgh Airport]], {{convert|59.2|mi|km}} to the south.
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The airport is capable of serving small aircraft and is located 3&nbsp;kilometres west of the city centre, adjacent to the River Tay. The nearest major international airport is [[Edinburgh Airport]], {{convert|59.2|mi|km}} to the south.
 
   
The nearest passenger seaport is [[Rosyth]], about {{convert|35|mi|km}} to the south on the [[Firth of Forth]].
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The nearest international passenger seaport is [[Newcastle upon Tyne]].
   
 
== Education ==
 
== Education ==
 
=== Schools ===
 
=== Schools ===
 
{{see also|List of schools in Dundee}}
 
{{see also|List of schools in Dundee}}
Schools in Dundee have a pupil enrollment of over 20,300. There are thirty-seven primary state schools and nine secondary state schools in the city. Of these, eleven primary and two secondary schools serve the city's Catholic population; the remainder are non-denominational.<ref>{{ cite web | title = Primary Schools | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/education/primaries/ | publisher = www.dundeecity.gov.uk | accessdate = 2009-03-02 }}</ref><ref>{{ cite web | title = Secondary Schools | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/education/secondaries/ | publisher = www.dundeecity.gov.uk | accessdate = 2009-03-02 }}</ref> There is also one specialist school that caters for pupils with learning difficulties aged between five and eighteen from Dundee and the surrounding area.<ref>{{ cite web | title = Kingspark School | url = http://kingspark.ea.dundeecity.sch.uk/ | publisher = kingspark.ea.dundeecity.sch.uk | accessdate = 2009-03-02 }}</ref>
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Schools in Dundee have a pupil enrolment of over 20,300. There are 37 primary state schools and nine secondary state schools in the city. Of these, 11 primary and two secondary schools serve the city's Catholic population; the remainder are non-denominational.<ref>{{harvnb|Primary Schools}}; {{harvnb|Secondary Schools}}</ref> There is also one specialist school that caters for pupils with learning difficulties aged between five and 18 from Dundee and the surrounding area.<ref>{{harvnb|Kingspark School}}</ref>
   
Dundee is home to one [[independent school]], the [[High School of Dundee]], which was founded in the 13th century by the [[Abbot]] and [[monk]]s of [[Lindores Abbey]].<ref>{{ cite book | last = Strong | first = J | year = 1909 | title = A history of Secondary Education in Scotland | publisher = Clarendon Press | location = Oxford | url = http://books.google.com/?id=xtjI2CK_DLIC&printsec=frontcover | isbn = 9780559145810 }}</ref> The current building was designed by George Angus in a Greek Revival style and built in 1832-34.<ref>{{ cite book | last = Colvin | first = H | year = 2008 | title = A biographical dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840 | edition = 4th | publisher = Yale University Press | location = New Haven and London | url = http://books.google.com/?id=CSyaO-MqYoAC&printsec=frontcover&dq=dundee+high+school | isbn = 9780300125085 }}</ref> Early students included [[Thomas Thomson (chemist)|Thomas Thomson]] and [[Hector Boece]],<ref>{{ cite book | last = Kerr | first = J | year = 1913 | title = Scottish Education school and university from early times to 1908 with an addendum 1908-1913 | publisher = Cambridge University Press | location = Cambridge | url = http://books.google.com/?id=XO48AAAAIAAJ }}</ref> as well as the brothers [[James, John and Robert Wedderburn]] who were the authors of ''[[The Gude and Godlie Ballatis]]'', one of the most important literary works of the [[Scottish Reformation]].{{Citation needed|date=March 2009}} It was the earliest [[reformed]] school in Scotland, having adopted the new religion in 1554.{{Citation needed|date=March 2009}} According to [[Blind Harry]]'s largely apocryphal work, [[William Wallace]], was also educated in Dundee.
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Dundee is home to one [[independent school]], the [[High School of Dundee]], which was founded in the 13th century by the [[Abbot]] and [[monk]]s of [[Lindores Abbey]].<ref>{{harvnb|Strong|1909|p=19}}</ref> The current building was designed by George Angus in a Greek Revival style and built in 1832-34.<ref>{{harvnb|Colvin|2008|p=xx}}</ref> Early students included [[Thomas Thomson (chemist)|Thomas Thomson]] and [[Hector Boece]],<ref>{{harvnb|Kerr|1913|p=13}}</ref> as well as the brothers [[James, John and Robert Wedderburn]] who were the authors of ''[[The Gude and Godlie Ballatis]]'', used early in the [[Scottish Reformation]] as a vehicle to spread Protestant theology.<ref>{{harvnb|Dawson|2007|p=159}}</ref> It was the earliest [[reformed]] school in Scotland, having adopted the new religion in 1554.{{Citation needed|date=March 2009}} According to [[Blind Harry]]'s largely apocryphal work ''[[The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace]]'', [[William Wallace]] was also educated in Dundee.
   
 
=== Colleges and universities ===
 
=== Colleges and universities ===
 
 
[[File:Dundee University.jpg|thumb|The University of Dundee]]
 
[[File:Dundee University.jpg|thumb|The University of Dundee]]
   
 
Dundee is home to two universities and a student population of approximately 17,000.<ref name="population" />
 
Dundee is home to two universities and a student population of approximately 17,000.<ref name="population" />
   
The [[University of Dundee]] became an independent entity in 1967, after 70&nbsp;years of being incorporated into the [[University of St Andrews]] during which time it was known initially as University College and latterly as Queen's College. Significant research in [[biomedical]] fields and [[oncology]] is carried out in the "College of Life Sciences".<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.dundee.ac.uk/biocentre/ | title = Overview | work = College of Life Sciences Research Biocentre | publisher = [[University of Dundee]] | accessdate = 06-08-01 }}</ref> The university also incorporates the [[Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art and Design]] and the teacher training college.
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The [[University of Dundee]] became an independent entity in 1967, after around 70 years of being incorporated into the [[University of St Andrews]]. It was founded in 1881 by [[Mary Ann Baxter]] and her distant cousin John Boyd Baxter as University College, Dundee. it fully merged with the University of St Andrews in 1897 and was reorganised as Queen's College, Dundee in 1954.<ref name="Records of the University">{{cite web|title=Records of the University of Dundee and its Predecessors|url=http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/source-history.htm#Uni|work=Archival Sources for Local and Scottish History|publisher=[[University of Dundee]]|accessdate=27 April 2012}}</ref><ref name="A Dundee Celebration">{{cite book|last=Baxter|first=Kenneth, et al|title=A Dundee Celebration|year=2007|publisher=[[University of Dundee]]|location=Dundee}}</ref> Significant research in [[biomedical]] fields and [[oncology]] is carried out in the "College of Life Sciences".<ref name="College of Life Sciences">{{harvnb|College of Life Sciences}}</ref> The University is also home to one of the UK's top medical schools, based at the city's [[Ninewells Hospital]].<ref>{{cite news| url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/table/2011/may/17/university-guide-medicine | location=London | work=The Guardian | title=Medicine | date=17 May 2011}}</ref> The university also incorporates the [[Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art and Design]] and the teacher training college.
   
The [[University of Abertay Dundee]] was founded as Dundee Institute of Technology in 1888. It was granted university status in 1994 under the [[Further and Higher Education Act, 1992]]. The university is noted for its computing and creative technology courses, particularly in [[computer games]] technology.<ref>{{ cite news | author = BBC news | url =http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/7881894.stm | title = Money for computer games centre | accessdate = 09-03-10 | date=2009-02-10 | work=BBC News}}</ref>
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The [[University of Abertay Dundee]] was founded as Dundee Institute of Technology in 1888. It was granted university status in 1994 under the [[Further and Higher Education Act, 1992]]. The university is noted for its computing and creative technology courses, particularly in [[computer games]] technology.<ref name="money for computer games centre">{{harvnb|money for computer games centre}}</ref>
   
 
[[Dundee College]] is the city's umbrella [[further education]] college, which was established in 1985 as an institution of higher education and vocational training.
 
[[Dundee College]] is the city's umbrella [[further education]] college, which was established in 1985 as an institution of higher education and vocational training.
   
The Al-Maktoum Institute was established in Dundee in Blackness Road in 2001. It is a research-led institution of higher education which offers postgraduate programmes of study (taught Masters and MPhil/PhD research) in the study of Islam and Muslims and multiculturalism. It is an independent institution, with its degree programmes validated by the University of Aberdeen.
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The Al-Maktoum Institute was established in Dundee in Blackness Road in 2001. It is a research-led institution of higher education which offers postgraduate programmes of study (taught Masters and MPhil/PhD research) in the study of [[Islam]] and [[multiculturalism]]. It is an independent institution, with its degree programmes validated by the [[University of Aberdeen]]. It is named after its patron, [[Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum]].<ref>{{harvnb|Al-Maktoum Institute}}</ref>
   
 
== Religious sites ==
 
== Religious sites ==
 
=== Christian groups ===
 
=== Christian groups ===
 
 
[[File:Dundee Parish Church, St Mary's.jpg|thumb|Dundee Parish Church, St Mary's is one of three of the Dundee's ''City Churches'' which are joined together; only two function as places of worship: St. Mary's and St. Clement's (the Old Steeple) which can be seen in the background.]]
 
[[File:Dundee Parish Church, St Mary's.jpg|thumb|Dundee Parish Church, St Mary's is one of three of the Dundee's ''City Churches'' which are joined together; only two function as places of worship: St. Mary's and St. Clement's (the Old Steeple) which can be seen in the background.]]
   
The [[Church of Scotland]] [[Presbyterian polity|Presbytery]] of Dundee is responsible for overseeing the worship of 37 congregations in and around the Dundee area, 21 of which are in the city itself, with a further 5 in [[Broughty Ferry]] and [[Barnhill, Dundee|Barnhill]], although changing population patterns have led to some of the churches becoming linked charges.<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.dundeepresbytery.org.uk/index.html | title = Presbytery of Dundee | publisher = www.dundeepresbytery.org.uk | accessdate = 2009-01-30 }}</ref> Due to their city centre location, the City Churches, [[Dundee Parish Church (St Mary's)]] and the [[Steeple Church]], are the most prominent [[Church of Scotland]] buildings in Dundee. They are on the site of the medieval parish kirk of [[St Mary]], of which only the 15th century west tower survives. The attached church was once the largest parish church in medieval Scotland.{{Citation needed|date=March 2009}} Dundee was unusual among Scottish medieval burghs in having two parish kirks; the second, dedicated to [[Pope Clement I|St Clement]], has disappeared, but its site was approximately that of the present City Square.{{Citation needed|date=March 2009}}
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The [[Church of Scotland]] [[Presbyterian polity|Presbytery]] of Dundee is responsible for overseeing the worship of 37 congregations in and around the Dundee area, 21 of which are in the city itself, with a further five in Broughty Ferry and [[Barnhill, Dundee|Barnhill]], although changing population patterns have led to some of the churches becoming linked charges.<ref>{{harvnb|Presbytery of Dundee}}</ref> Due to their city centre location, the City Churches, [[Dundee Parish Church (St Mary's)]] and the [[Steeple Church]], are the most prominent [[Church of Scotland]] buildings in Dundee. They are on the site of the medieval parish kirk of [[St Mary]], of which only the 15th century west tower survives. The attached church was once the largest parish church in medieval Scotland.<ref>{{harvnb|McKean|2009|p=5}}</ref> Dundee was unusual among Scottish medieval burghs in having two parish kirks; the second, dedicated to [[Pope Clement I|St Clement]], has disappeared, but its site was approximately that of the present City Square.<ref>{{harvnb|McKean|Walker|1985|p=52}}</ref>
   
In the [[Middle Ages]] Dundee was also the site of houses of the [[Dominican Order|Dominicans]] (Blackfriars), and [[Franciscans]] (Greyfriars), and had a number of hospitals and chapels. These establishments were sacked during the [[Scottish Reformation]], in the mid-16th century, and were reduced to burial grounds, now Barrack Street and Howff burial ground respectively.<ref name = "historical description"/><ref>{{ cite book | url = http://books.google.com/?id=pk1g1EVJGBkC&pg=PA10&dq=dundee+blackfriars+greyfriars+reformation+sacked+burial+ground|page=197 | title=Renaissance Religion in Urban Scotland | last = Foggie | first = J | year = 2003 | publisher=Brill | isbn = 9789004129290 }}</ref>
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In the [[Middle Ages]] Dundee was also the site of houses of the [[Dominican Order|Dominicans]] (Blackfriars), and [[Franciscans]] (Greyfriars), and had a number of hospitals and chapels. These establishments were sacked during the [[Scottish Reformation]], in the mid-16th century, and were reduced to burial grounds, now Barrack Street (also referred to as the Dek-tarn street) and [[The Howff]] burial ground respectively.<ref>{{harvnb|Mackie|1836|p=120}}; {{harvnb|Foggie|2003|p=35}}</ref>
   
[[St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee|St. Paul's Cathedral]] is the seat of the [[Scottish Episcopal]] [[Diocese of Brechin (Episcopalian)|Diocese of Brechin]]. It is charged with overseeing the worship of 8 congregations in the city (9, including Broughty Ferry), as well as a further 17 in Angus, the Carse of Gowrie and parts of Aberdeenshire. The diocese was led by Bishop John Mantle until October 2010 when Bishop Mantle retired. The Diocese will be electing a new bishop in the Spring of 2011.<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.thedioceseofbrechin.org | title = The Diocese of Brechin | publisher = www.thedioceseofbrechin.org | accessdate = 2009-01-30 }}</ref> [[St Andrew's Cathedral, Dundee|St. Andrew's Cathedral]] is the seat of the [[Roman Catholic Church|Roman Catholic]] [[Diocese of Dunkeld]], led by Bishop [[Vincent Paul Logan]]. The diocese is responsible for overseeing 15 congregations in Dundee and 37 in the surrounding area.<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.dunkelddiocese.org.uk/ | title = The Diocese of Dunkeld | publisher = www.dunkelddiocese.org.uk | accessdate = 2009-01-30 }}</ref>
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[[St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee|St. Paul's Cathedral]] is the seat of the [[Scottish Episcopal]] [[Diocese of Brechin (Episcopalian)|Diocese of Brechin]]. It is charged with overseeing the worship of 8 congregations in the city (9, including Broughty Ferry), as well as a further 17 in Angus, the Carse of Gowrie and parts of Aberdeenshire. The diocese was led by Bishop John Mantle until October 2010 when Bishop Mantle retired. The Diocese will be electing a new bishop in the Spring of 2011.<ref>{{harvnb|The Diocese of Brechin}}</ref> [[St Andrew's Cathedral, Dundee|St. Andrew's Cathedral]] is the seat of the [[Roman Catholic Church|Roman Catholic]] [[Diocese of Dunkeld]], led by Bishop [[Vincent Paul Logan]]. The diocese is responsible for overseeing 15 congregations in Dundee and 37 in the surrounding area.<ref>{{harvnb|The Diocese of Dunkeld}}</ref>
   
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There are [[Methodism|Methodist]],<ref>{{harvnb|Dundee Methodist Church}}</ref> [[Baptist]],<ref>{{harvnb|Trinity Baptist Church}}</ref> [[Congregationalist]],<ref>{{harvnb|Dundee Congregational Church}}</ref> [[United Reformed Church]],<ref>{{harvnb|National Synod of Scotland, URC East Link}}</ref> [[Pentecostalism|Pentecostalist]]<ref>{{harvnb|Assemblies of God Scotland}}</ref> and [[Salvation Army]]<ref>{{harvnb|Salvation Army Dundee}}; {{harvnb|Salvation Army Menzieshill}}</ref> churches in the city, and non-mainstream Christian groups are also well represented, including the [[Unitarianism|Unitarian]]s,<ref>{{harvnb|Williamson Unitarian Christian Church Dundee}}</ref> the [[Society of Friends]],<ref>{{harvnb|Dundee Quaker Meeting}}</ref> the [[Jehovah's Witnesses]],<ref>{{harvnb|Jehovah's Witnesses - Dundee}}</ref> [[Seventh-day Adventist]], [[Christadelphians]],<ref>{{harvnb|Dundee Christadelphian Ecclesia}}</ref> and [[Latter Day Saint|Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]].<ref>{{harvnb|Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints}}</ref>
There are [[Methodism|Methodist]],<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.dundeemethodist.org.uk | title = Dundee Methodist Church | publisher = www.dundeemethodist.org.uk. | accessdate = 2009-01-30 }}</ref> [[Baptist]],<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.tbcdundee.org.uk | title = Trinity Baptist Church Dundee | publisher = www.tbcdundee.org.uk | accessdate = 2009-01-30 }}</ref> [[Congregationalist]], [[Pentacostalism|Pentacostalist]]
 
<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.aogscotland.org.uk/ChurchDirectory.htm#EastCoast | title = Assemblies of God Scotland | publisher = www.aogscotland.org.uk | accessdate = 2009-01-30 }} </ref> and [[Salvation Army]]<ref name="Salvation Army Dundee">{{ cite web | url = http://www1.salvationarmy.org.uk/dundee | title = Salvation Army Dundee | publisher = www1.salvationarmy.org.uk | accessdate = 2009-01-30 }}</ref>
 
<ref name="Salvation Army Menzieshill">{{ cite web | url = http://www1.salvationarmy.org.uk/menzieshill | title = Salvation Army Menzieshill | publisher = www1.salvationarmy.org.uk |accessdate = 2009-01-30 }}</ref> churches in the city, and non-mainstream Christian groups are also well represented, including the [[Unitarianism|Unitarian]]s,<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.dundee-unitarians.org.uk | title = Williamson Unitarian Christian Church Dundee | publisher = www.dundee-unitarians.org.uk | accessdate = 2009-01-30 }}</ref> the [[Society of Friends]],<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.quakerscotland.org/dundee | title = Dundee Quaker Meeting | publisher = www.quakerscotland.org | accessdate = 2009-01-30 }}</ref> the [[Jehovah's Witnesses]],<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.mylocalservices.co.uk/Angus/Religious_Organisations/1733939/Jehovahs_Witnesses.html | title = Jehovah's Witnesses&nbsp;— Angus&nbsp;— Religious Organisations | publisher = www.mylocalservices.co.uk | accessdate = 2009-01-30 }}</ref> [[Christadelphians]],<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.searchforhope.org/dundee | title = Dundee Christadelphian Ecclesia | publisher = www.searchforhope.org | accessdate = 2010-10-26 }}</ref> and [[Latter Day Saint|Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]].<ref>{{ cite web | url = https://www.lds.org.uk/chapel_locator.php?county=3&keyword=&post_code=&show_text=1&town=&type=MH | title = The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints search | publisher = www.lds.org.uk | accessdate = 2009-01-30 }}</ref>
 
   
 
=== Non-Christian groups ===
 
=== Non-Christian groups ===
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[[Muslim]]s are served by the Dundee Islamic Society Central [[Mosque]] in Brown Street built in 2000 to replace their former premises in Hilltown.<ref>{{harvnb|Dundee Islamic Society Central Mosque}}</ref> There are also smaller mosques at Victoria Road and Dura Street.<ref>{{harvnb|UK Mosque Searcher: Mosques in Dundee}}</ref>
   
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A recorded [[Jewish]] community has existed in the city since the early 19th century.<ref>{{harvnb|Abrams|2009|pp=65–94}}</ref> There is a small [[Orthodox Judaism|Orthodox]] [[synagogue]] at Dudhope Park<ref>{{harvnb|Dundee Hebrew Congregation}}</ref> that was built in the 1960s,<ref>{{harvnb|Scotland's Jewish Community}}</ref> with the Hebrew Burial Grounds located three miles (5&nbsp;km) to the east.<ref>{{harvnb|International Jewish Cemetery Project — Scotland}}</ref> Samye Dzong Dundee is a [[Buddhism|Buddhist]] Temple based in Reform Street.<ref>{{harvnb|Kagyu Samye Dzong Dundee (Rokpa Dundee)}}</ref> There is also a [[Hindu]] [[mandir]] and [[Sikh]] [[gurdwara]] that share a premises in Taylor's Lane situated in the [[West End, Dundee|West End]] of the city, and there is a second gurdwara in Victoria Road.<ref>{{harvnb|Hindu Council UK}}; {{harvnb|Gurudwaras in Scotland}}</ref>
[[Muslim]]s are served by the Dundee Islamic Society Central [[Mosque]] in Brown Street built in 2000 to replace their former premises in Hilltown.<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.dundeecentralmosque.org.uk/home.htm | title = Dundee Islamic Society Central Mosque | publisher = dundeecentralmosque.org.uk | accessdate = 2009-01-28 }}</ref> There are also smaller mosques at Victoria Road and Dura Street.<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.almi.abdn.ac.uk/ | title = Al Maktoum Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies | publisher = www.almi.abdn.ac.uk | accessdate = 2009-01-28 }}</ref>
 
 
A recorded [[Jewish]] community has existed in the city since the 19th century. There is a small [[Orthodox Judaism|Orthodox]] [[synagogue]] at Dudhope Park<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.scojec.org/communities/dundee/index.html | title = Dundee Hebrew Congregation | publisher = www.scojec.org | accessdate = 2009-01-28 }}</ref> that was built in the 1960s,<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/scot01.shtml | title = Scotlands Jewish Community | publisher = www.jgsgb.org.uk | accessdate = 2009-01-28 |archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20080801015456/http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/scot01.shtml <!-- Bot retrieved archive --> |archivedate = 2008-08-01}}</ref> with the Hebrew Burial Grounds located three miles (5&nbsp;km) to the east.<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/brit/scotland.html | title = International Jewish Cemetery Project&nbsp;— Scotland | publisher = www.jewishgen.org (archived at web.archive.org) | accessdate = 2009-01-28 |archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20080118173847/http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/brit/scotland.html |archivedate = 2008-01-18}}</ref> Samye Dzong Dundee is a [[Buddhism|Buddhist]] Temple based in Reform Street.<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://dundee.samye.org/ | title = Kagyu Samye Dzong Dundee (Rokpa Dundee) | publisher = dundee.samye.org | accessdate = 2009-01-28 }}</ref> There is also a [[Hindu]] [[mandir]] and [[Sikh]] [[gurdwara]]<ref name="gurdwara">{{ cite web | url = http://www.allaboutsikhs.com/world-gurudwaras/gurudwaras-in-scotland.html | title = Gurudwaras in Scotland | publisher = www.allaboutsikhs.com | accessdate = 2009-01-28 }}</ref><ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.hinducounciluk.org/newsite/affiliates.asp | title = Hindu Council UK | publisher = www.hinducounciluk.org | accessdate = 2009-01-28 }}</ref> that share a premises in Taylor's Lane situated in the [[West End, Dundee|West End]] of the city, and there is a second gurdwara in Victoria Road.<ref name="gurdwara"/>
 
   
 
== Culture ==
 
== Culture ==
 
 
[[File:McManus Galleries.jpg|thumb|left|The [[McManus Galleries]] in the city's Albert Square]]
 
[[File:McManus Galleries.jpg|thumb|left|The [[McManus Galleries]] in the city's Albert Square]]
   
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Dundee is home to Scotland's only full-time [[repertory]] ensemble, established in the 1930s. One of its alumni, [[Hollywood]] actor [[Brian Cox (actor)|Brian Cox]] is a native of the city.<ref>{{harvnb|Cox may be ambassador for Dundee}}</ref> The [[Dundee Repertory Theatre]], built in 1982 is the base for [[Scottish Dance Theatre]].
Dundee is home to Scotland's only full-time [[repertory]] ensemble, established in the 1930s. One of its alumni, [[Hollywood]] actor [[Brian Cox (actor)|Brian Cox]] is a native of the city.<ref>{{ cite news | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4880844.stm | title=Cox may be ambassador for Dundee | publisher=BBC news | date=5 April 2006 | accessdate=2006-07-08 }}</ref> The [[Dundee Repertory Theatre]], built in 1982 is the base for [[Scottish Dance Theatre]]. Dundee's principal [[concert]] [[auditorium]], the [[Caird Hall]] (named after its benefactor, the jute baron [[James Key Caird]]) regularly hosts the [[Royal Scottish National Orchestra]]. Various smaller venues host local and international musicians during Dundee's annual [[Jazz]], [[Guitar]] and [[Blues]] Festivals. An art gallery and an art house cinema are located in [[Dundee Contemporary Arts]], which opened in 1999 in the city's cultural quarter. [[McManus Galleries]] is a [[Gothic Revival]]-style building, located in Albert Square. It houses a museum and art gallery; exhibits include a collection of fine and decorative art, items from Dundee's history and natural history artefacts. Britain's only full-time public [[observatory]], [[Mills Observatory]] is located at the summit of the city's [[Balgay|Balgay Hill]]. [[Sensation Science Centre]],<ref>{{ cite web|url=http://www.sensation.org.uk/ |title=Education > School Trip Dundee, Nursery Trip Dundee, School Visit Dundee, Nursery Visit, Science Fair Dundee |publisher=Sensation.org.uk |date= |accessdate=2009-01-31}}</ref> is a science center with over 80 exhibits based on the five senses. [[Verdant Works]] is a museum dedicated to the once dominant jute industry in Dundee and is based in a former jute mill. A new £47 million pound centre for art and design known as the "V&A at Dundee" is to be built south of Craig Harbour onto the [[River Tay]] for completion in 2014. The new museum may bring another 500,000 extra visitors to the city and create up to 900 jobs for the area.<ref name="V&A at Dundee">{{cite news |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/8452055.stm |title=Dundee to get its own V&A museum |publisher=BBC News |date=January 11, 2010 |accessdate=2010-11-01}}</ref>
 
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Dundee's principal [[concert]] [[auditorium]], the [[Caird Hall]] (named after its benefactor, the jute baron [[James Key Caird]]) in the City Square regularly hosts the [[Royal Scottish National Orchestra]].<ref>{{harvnb|Day|Milne|2010|p=78}}</ref> Various smaller venues host local and international musicians during Dundee's annual [[Jazz]], [[Guitar]] and [[Blues]] Festivals. The [[Dundee Contemporary Arts]], which opened in 1999 in the city's cultural quarter, is home to both an art gallery and art house cinema.<ref>{{harvnb|Jarron|2011|p=183}}</ref>
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The city's main museum and art gallery, [[McManus Galleries]] is in Albert Square.<ref>{{harvnb|Day|Milne|2010|p=30}}</ref> The exhibits include a collection of fine and decorative art, items from Dundee's history and natural history artefacts. Britain's only full-time public [[observatory]], [[Mills Observatory]] at the summit of the city's [[Balgay|Balgay Hill]] was gifted to the city by linen manufacturer and keen amateur scientist, John Mills in 1935.<ref>{{harvnb|Day|Milne|2010|p=47}}</ref> [[Sensation Science Centre]] in the Greenmarket is a science centre based on the five senses through a series of interactive shows and exhibits.<ref>{{harvnb|Day|Milne|2010|p=20}}</ref> [[Verdant Works]] is a museum dedicated to the once dominant jute industry in Dundee and is based in a former jute mill.<ref>Gale & Kaur (2002) p187; Dundee Heritage Trust (1998) pp1-3</ref> The [[University of Dundee]] also runs several public museums and galleries, including the [http://www.dundee.ac.uk/museum/zoology D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum] and the [http://www.dundee.ac.uk/museum/medical.htm Tayside Medical History Museum]. A new £47 million pound centre for art and design known as the "V&A at Dundee" is to be built south of Craig Harbour onto the [[River Tay]] for completion in 2015. The new museum may bring another 500,000 extra visitors to the city and create up to 900 jobs for the area.<ref name="V&A at Dundee">{{harvnb|Dundee to get its own V&A museum}}</ref>
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The city's [[archives]] and records are mostly kept by two [[archives]], [http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/archive/ Dundee City Archives], which are operated by [[Dundee City Council]] and the [[University of Dundee]]'s [http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives Archive Services]. Dundee City Archives holds the official records of the city and of the former [[Tayside Regional Council]].<ref name="City Archives">{{cite web|title=Archives|url=http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/archive/|publisher=[[Dundee City Council]]|accessdate=17 November 2011}}</ref> the archive also holds the records of various people groups and organizations connected to the city. The University's Archive Services hold a wide range of material relating to the University and its predecessor institutions and to individuals associated with the University such as [[D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson]]. Archive Services is also home to athe archives of several individuals, businesses and organizations based in Dundee and the surrounding area.<ref name="University of Dundee Archive Services">{{cite web|title=University of Dundee Archives Services |url=http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives|publisher=University of Dundee|accessdate=2 June 2011}}</ref> The records held include a substantial number of business archives relating to the [[jute]] and [[linen]] industry in Dundee, records of other businesses including the archives of the [[Alliance Trust]] and the department store G. L. Wilson, the records of the Brechin Diocese of the [[Scottish Episcopal Church]] and the [[NHS Tayside]] Archive.<ref name="University of Dundee Archive Services2">{{cite web|title=University of Dundee Archives Services the Collections|url=http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/archman.htm|publisher=University of Dundee|accessdate=2 June 2011}}</ref><ref name="Archives, Records and Artefacts">{{cite web|title=Business Archives|url=http://www.archives-records-artefacts.com/2011/01/business-archives.html|publisher=Archives, Records and Artefacts at the University of Dundee|accessdate=9 June 2011}}</ref> The same archive also holds the [[Michael Peto]] collection which includes thousands of the famed [[photojournalist]]'s photographs, negatives, slides, publications and papers.<ref name="University of Dundee Archive Services Peto">[http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/peto.htm "Michael Peto Photographic Collection"], University of Dundee. Retrieved 26 May 2011.</ref>
   
 
[[File:DC Thomson Building.jpg|thumb|Dundee Headquarters of [[DC Thomson]] & Co.]]
 
[[File:DC Thomson Building.jpg|thumb|Dundee Headquarters of [[DC Thomson]] & Co.]]
   
Dundee is home to DC Thomson. Dundee has a strong literary heritage, with several authors having been born, lived or studied in the city. These include [[A. L. Kennedy]], [[Rosamunde Pilcher]], [[Kate Atkinson]], [[Thomas Dick]], [[Mary Shelley]], [[Mick McCluskey]], [[John Burnside]] and [[Neil Forsyth]]. The [[Dundee International Book Prize]] is a biennial competition open to new authors, offering a prize of £10,000 and publication by Polygon Books. Past winners have included Andrew Murray Scott, Claire-Marie Watson and Malcolm Archibald. [[William McGonagall]], regularly cited as the "worlds worst poet",<ref>{{ cite
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Dundee is home to DC Thomson & Son Ltd established in 1905, which produces over 200 million magazines, newspapers and comics every year, which include [[The Beano]], [[The Dandy]] and the [[The Press and Journal (Scotland)|The Press and Journal]].<ref name="Discover Dundee Retail" /> Dundee has a strong literary heritage, with several authors having been born, lived or studied in the city. These include [[A. L. Kennedy]], [[Rosamunde Pilcher]], [[Kate Atkinson]], [[Thomas Dick (scientist)|Thomas Dick]], [[Mary Shelley]], [[Mick McCluskey]], [[John Burnside]] and [[Neil Forsyth]]. The [[Dundee International Book Prize]] is a biennial competition open to new authors, offering a prize of £10,000 and publication by Polygon Books. Past winners have included Andrew Murray Scott, Claire-Marie Watson and Malcolm Archibald. [[William McGonagall]], regularly cited as the "world's worst poet",<ref name="World's Worst Poet">{{harvnb|McGonagall|1992}}</ref> worked and wrote in the city, often giving performances of his work in pubs and bars. Many of his poems are about the city and events therein, such as his work ''The Tay Bridge Disaster''. City of Recovery Press was founded in Dundee, and has become a controversial figure in documenting the darker side of the city.<ref>www.cityofrecovery.com</ref>
|author=William McGonagall
 
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|year=1992}}</ref> worked and wrote in the city, often giving performances of his work in pubs and bars. Many of his poems are about the city and events therein, such as his work ''The Tay Bridge Disaster''. City of Recovery Press was founded in Dundee, and has become a controversial figure in documenting the darker side of the city.<ref>www.cityofrecovery.com</ref>
 
   
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The Dundee Mountain Film Festival (DMFF), held in the last weekend of November, presents the best presenters and films of the year in mountaineering, mountain culture and adventure sport, along with an art and trade exhibition.<ref name="Dundee festival">{{cite web |url=http://www.dundeemountainfilm.org.uk |title=Dundee Mountain Film Festival |publisher=Dundee Mountain Film Festival |accessdate=2010-11-01}}</ref>
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The Dundee Mountain Film Festival (DMFF), held in the last weekend of November, presents the best presenters and films of the year in mountaineering, mountain culture and adventure sport, along with an art and trade exhibition.<ref name="Dundee festival">{{harvnb|Dundee Mountain Film Festival}}</ref>
DMFF is also one of the member of International Alliance for Mountain Film (IAMF)<ref>{{Cite web |url=http://www.mountainfilmalliance.org/|title= International Alliance for Mountain Film}}</ref> among other important international [[Mountain film]] festivals.
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DMFF is also one of the members of International Alliance for Mountain Film (IAMF)<ref name="International Alliance">{{harvnb|International Alliance for Mountain Film}}</ref> among other important international [[Mountain film]] festivals.
   
 
=== Music ===
 
=== Music ===
Popular music groups such as the 1970s [[soul-funk]] outfit [[Average White Band]], the [[Associates]],<ref>{{ cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = The Vault, Biography, Associates | work = Music Scotland | publisher = BBC | url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/musicscotland/thevault/biogs/full_biog.shtml?file=a/associates | doi = | accessdate = 2006-09-06 }}</ref> the band [[Spare Snare]],<ref name="big weekend">{{ cite news | last = Wilson | first = Alan | title = Music's top stars headline Dundee festival | work = The Courier | pages = | publisher = [[DC Thomson]] | date = 25 April 2006 | url = http://www.thecourier.co.uk/output/2006/04/25/newsstory8263621t0.asp | accessdate = 2006-09-06 }}</ref> [[Danny Wilson (band)|Danny Wilson]] and the [[Indie rock]] bands [[The View (band)|The View]] and [[The Law (Scotland band)|The Law]] hail from Dundee. [[The View (band)|The View's]] debut album went to number one in the UK charts in January 2007.<ref name="big weekend" /> [[Ricky Ross (musician)|Ricky Ross]] of [[Deacon Blue]] and [[singer-songwriter]] [[KT Tunstall]] are former pupils of the [[High School of Dundee]], although Tunstall is not a native of the city.<ref>{{ cite news | last = Didcock | first = Barry | coauthors = | title = Almost Famous | work = | pages = | language = | publisher = [[Sunday Herald]] | date = 1 May 2005 | url = http://www.sundayherald.com/49411 | accessdate = 2006-09-06 |archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20060427090846/http://www.sundayherald.com/49411 <!-- Bot retrieved archive --> |archivedate = 2006-04-27}}</ref> The [[Northern Ireland|Northern Irish]] indie rock band [[Snow Patrol]] was formed by students at the [[University of Dundee]],<ref>{{ cite web | last = Borges | first = Mario Mesquita | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = Snow Patrol Biography | work = [[Yahoo! Music]] | publisher = [[Yahoo!]] | date = | url = http://music.yahoo.com/ar-296554-bio--Snow-Patrol | doi = | accessdate = 2006-09-06 }}</ref> [[Brian Molko]], lead singer of [[Placebo (band)|Placebo]], grew up in the city.<ref>{{ cite web | title = NME Interview with Placebo | url=http://www.placeboworld.co.uk/archive/missiveattack.htm | publisher=[[NME]]/PlaceboWorld | accessdate = 2006-07-17 |archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20060415091720/http://www.placeboworld.co.uk/archive/missiveattack.htm <!-- Bot retrieved archive --> |archivedate = 2006-04-15}}</ref> At the end of June, Dundee hosts an annual [[blues]] festival known as the ''[[Dundee Blues Bonanza]]''.<ref>{{ cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = Dundee Blues Bonanza | work = | publisher = | date = | url = http://www.dundeebluesbonanza.co.uk/ | doi = | accessdate = 2006-09-06 }}</ref>
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Popular music groups such as the 1970s [[soul-funk]] outfit [[Average White Band]], the [[Associates (band)|Associates]], the band [[Spare Snare]], [[Danny Wilson (band)|Danny Wilson]] and the [[Indie rock]] bands [[The View (band)|The View]] and [[The Law (Scotland band)|The Law]] are from Dundee. [[Ricky Ross (musician)|Ricky Ross]] of [[Deacon Blue]] and [[singer-songwriter]] [[KT Tunstall]] are former pupils of the [[High School of Dundee]], although Tunstall is not a native of the city.<ref name="Almost Famous">{{harvnb|Almost Famous}}</ref> The [[Northern Ireland|Northern Irish]] indie rock band [[Snow Patrol]] was formed by students at the [[University of Dundee]],<ref name="Snow Patrol">{{harvnb|Snow Patrol}}</ref>
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[[Brian Molko]], lead singer of [[Placebo (band)|Placebo]], grew up in the city.<ref name="NME Interview">{{harvnb|NME Interview with Placebo}}</ref>
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At the end of June, Dundee hosts an annual [[blues]] festival known as the ''[[Dundee Blues Bonanza]]''.<ref name="Dundee Blues Bonanza">{{harvnb|Dundee Blues Bonanza}}</ref>
   
 
=== Television and radio ===
 
=== Television and radio ===
Dundee is home to one of eleven [[BBC Scotland]] broadcasting centres, located within the Nethergate Centre.<ref>{{ cite web | title = Contact numbers for BBC Scotland | url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/aboutus/ciac/information/contact.shtml | publisher = www.bbc.co.uk | accessdate = 2009-03-02 }}</ref> [[STV North]]'s Tayside news and advertising operations are based in the Seabraes area of the city, from where an ''STV News Tayside'' opt-out bulletin is broadcast, (though not on Digital Satellite), within the nightly regional news programme, ''[[STV News at Six]]''. The city also has a community internet TV station called The Dundee Channel which was launched on 1 September 2009.
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Dundee is home to one of 11 [[BBC Scotland]] broadcasting centres, located within the Nethergate Centre.<ref name="Contact numbers for BBC Scotland">{{harvnb|Contact numbers for BBC Scotland}}</ref> [[STV North]]'s Tayside news and advertising operations are based in the Seabraes area of the city, from where an ''STV News Tayside'' opt-out bulletin is broadcast, (though not on Digital Satellite), within the nightly regional news programme, ''[[STV News at Six]]''. The city also has a community internet TV station called The Dundee Channel which was launched on 1 September 2009.
   
The city has three local radio stations. Radio Tay was launched on 17 October 1980.<ref>{{ cite web | title = Radio Tay's first day | url = http://retrodundee.blogspot.com/2008/11/radio-tays-first-day-1980.html | publisher = retrodundee.blogspot.com | accessdate = 2009-01-29 }}</ref> The station split frequencies in January 1995 launching [[Tay FM]] for a younger audience and [[Tay AM]] playing classic hits. In 1999, Discovery 102 was launched, later to be renamed [[Wave 102]].
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The city has three local radio stations. Radio Tay was launched on 17 October 1980.<ref name="Radio Tay's first day">{{harvnb|Radio Tay's first day}}</ref> The station split frequencies in January 1995 launching [[Tay FM]] for a younger audience and [[Tay AM]] playing classic hits. In 1999, Discovery 102 was launched, later to be renamed [[Wave 102]].
   
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Dundee has two professional [[soccer|football]] teams; [[Dundee F.C.|Dundee]] and [[Dundee United F.C.|Dundee United]] who play at [[Dens Park]] and [[Tannadice Park]], respectively.<ref name="Dundee United">{{harvnb|Dundee United}}</ref><ref name="Dundee">{{harvnb|Dundee}}</ref> Their stadiums are closer together than any senior football club pair in the UK.<ref name="Tannadice Park">{{harvnb|Tannadice Park}}</ref> Dundee is one of only three British cities to have produced two [[European Champion Clubs' Cup|European Cup]] semi-finalists.{{Citation needed|date=March 2009}} Dundee lost to [[A.C. Milan]] in [[European Cup 1962-63#Semi finals|1963]] <ref name="Dundee, European Cup History">{{harvnb|European Cup History, Season 1962–1963}}</ref> and Dundee United lost to [[A.S. Roma]] in [[European Cup 1983-84#Semi-finals|1984]].<ref name="Dundee United, European Cup History">{{harvnb|European Cup History, Season 1983–1984}}</ref> Dundee also reached the semi-finals of the forerunner to the UEFA Cup in [[Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1967-68#Semifinals|1968]] and Dundee United were runners-up in the UEFA Cup in [[UEFA Cup 1986-87#Final|1987]].<ref name="Dundee United, UEFA Cup History">{{harvnb|UEFA Cup History, Season 1986–1987}}</ref> There are also seven [[football (soccer)|junior football]] teams in the area: [[Dundee North End F.C.|Dundee North End]], [[East Craigie F.C.|East Craigie]], [[Lochee Harp F.C.|Lochee Harp]], [[Lochee United F.C.|Lochee United]], [[Dundee Violet F.C.|Dundee Violet]], [[Broughty Athletic F.C.|Broughty Athletic]] and [[Downfield F.C.|Downfield]].<ref name="Scottish Junior Football Clubs A–K">{{harvnb|Scottish Junior Football Clubs A–K}}</ref>
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The city is also home to five [[rugby union]] teams – [[Dundee HSFP|Dundee High School Former Pupils]] rugby club who play in the [[Scottish Premiership|RBS Premiership Division One]];<ref name="Dundee HSFP">{{harvnb|Dundee HSFP}}</ref> Morgan Academy Former Pupils in the [[Scottish Premiership|RBS Premiership Division Three]];<ref name="Morgan Academy">{{harvnb|Morgan Academy}}</ref> Harris Academy Former Pupils in the RBS Caledonian Division Two Midlands<ref name="Harris Academy">{{harvnb|Harris Academy}}</ref> and Panmure R.F.C. and Stobswell R.F.C. both in the RBS Caledonian Division Three Midlands.<ref name="Panmure and Stobswell">{{harvnb|Panmure and Stobswell}}</ref>
Dundee has two professional [[soccer|football]] teams; [[Dundee F.C.|Dundee]] and [[Dundee United F.C.|Dundee United]] who play at [[Dens Park]] and [[Tannadice Park]], respectively.<ref>{{ cite web | author = Scottish Premier League | title = Dundee United Football Club, Team Profile | url = http://www.scotprem.com/content/default.asp?page=s10_2 | publisher = www.scotprem.com | accessdate = 2009-03-10 }}</ref><ref>{{ cite web | author = Scottish Football League | title = Dundee F.C. | url = http://www.scottishfootballleague.com/scottish_football.cfm?curpageid=1168 | publisher = www.scottishfootballleague.com | accessdate = 2009-03-10 }}</ref> Their stadiums are closer together than any senior football club pair in the UK.<ref>{{ cite web | author = Scottish Football Archive | title = Tannadice Park | url = http://scottishfootballarchive.co.uk/grounds/tannadice-park | publisher = scottishfootballarchive.co.uk | accessdate = 2009-03-10 }}</ref> Dundee is one of only three British cities to have produced two [[European Champion Clubs' Cup|European Cup]] semi-finalists.{{Citation needed|date=March 2009}} Dundee lost to [[A.C. Milan]] in [[European Cup 1962-63#Semi finals|1963]]<ref>{{ cite web | author = European Cup History | title = Season 1962-1963 | url = http://www.europeancuphistory.com/euro63.html | publisher = www.europeancuphistory.com | accessdate = 2009-03-10 }}</ref> and Dundee United lost to [[A.S. Roma]] in [[European Cup 1983-84#Semifinals|1984]].<ref>{{cite web | author = European Cup History | title = Season 1983-1984 | url = http://www.europeancuphistory.com/euro84.html | publisher = www.europeancuphistory.com | accessdate = 2009-03-10 }}</ref> Dundee also reached the semi-finals of the forerunner to the UEFA Cup in [[Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1967-68#Semifinals|1968]] and Dundee United were runners-up in the UEFA Cup in [[UEFA Cup 1986-87#Final|1987]].<ref>{{ cite web | author = UEFA Cup | title = 1986/87: IFK back on top | url = http://www.uefa.com/competitions/uefacup/history/season=1986/intro.html | publisher = www.uefa.com | accessdate = 2009-03-10 }}</ref> There are also seven [[football (soccer)|junior football]] teams in the area: [[Dundee North End F.C.|Dundee North End]], [[East Craigie F.C.|East Craigie]], [[Lochee Harp F.C.|Lochee Harp]], [[Lochee United F.C.|Lochee United]], [[Dundee Violet F.C.|Dundee Violet]], Broughty Athletic JFC and [[Downfield F.C.|Downfield]].<ref name="scottish junior football">{{cite web |url=http://www.footballcentral.org/sfa/associations/scottish-junior-football-association/club-directory-a-k.cfm |title=Scottish Junior football teams A-K |publisher=Scottish Junior Football Association |accessdate=2009-12-06}}</ref>
 
   
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[[Dundee Stars]], the main [[ice hockey]] team, play at the [[Dundee Ice Arena]]. The team joined the [[Elite Ice Hockey League|Elite League]] in the 2010/2011 season.<ref name="Dundee Stars join Elite">{{harvnb|Dundee Stars join Elite}}</ref>
===Ice hockey===
 
   
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Other sports clubs operating in the city include [[Dundee Handball Club]], Grove Menzieshill Hockey Club; Dundee Northern Lights [[floorball]] club, Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, Dundee City Aquatics and [http://www.darcck.org Dundee & Angus Radio Controlled Car Klub (DARCCK)].
The city is home to the [[Dundee Stars]] who play out of the [[Dundee Ice Arena]]. They will be competing in the [[Elite Ice Hockey League]] from the 2010/2011 season which is the top league in Britain and it also includes two other Scottish teams which are the [[Edinburgh Capitals]] and the [[Braehead Clan]].
 
   
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A new £36 million Olympia leisure centre with multi-storey car park which will replace the exiting facility, construction has begun and is progressing very well, the structure is complete and is scheduled for a completion date in early 2013.<ref name="new Olympia leisure centre">{{harvnb|new Olympia leisure centre}}</ref>
=== Other sport===
 
 
The city is also home to five [[rugby union]] teams &ndash; [[Dundee HSFP|Dundee High School Former Pupils]] rugby club who play in the First Division of the [[Scottish Hydro Electric Premiership]] and Morgan Academy Former Pupils which plays in the Third Division of the [[Scottish Hydro Electric Premiership]]. Furthermore, Harris Academy F.P.R.F.C, Panmure R.F.C. and Stobswell R.F.C. also operate in the city and participate in the Scottish Hydro Electric Caledonia League Division 2 (Midlands). Other clubs operating in the city include Menzieshill Hockey Club; Dundee Northern Lights [[floorball]] club, Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, Dundee City Aquatics and Dundee Radio Controlled Car Club.
 
   
 
== Public services ==
 
== Public services ==
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[[File:Northern end of Backwater Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1105159.jpg|Backwater Reservoir|left|thumb]]
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Dundee and the surrounding area is supplied with water by [[Scottish Water]]. Dundee, along with parts of Perthshire and Angus is supplied from Lintrathen and [[Backwater Reservoir|Backwater]] reservoirs in [[River Isla, Perthshire|Glen Isla]].<ref>{{harvnb|Scrimgeour|1968|pp=278–283}}</ref> Electricity distribution is by [[Scottish Hydro Electric|Scottish Hydro Electric plc]], part of the [[Scottish and Southern Energy]] group.
   
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Waste management is handled by [[Dundee City Council]]. There is a kerbside [[recycling]] scheme that currently only serves 15,500 households in Dundee. Cans, glass and plastic bottles are collected on a weekly basis.<ref>{{harvnb|Kerbside Recycling Box Scheme}}</ref> [[Compostable]] material and non-recyclable material are collected on alternate weeks.<ref name="kerbside">{{harvnb|Brown Bin Garden Waste Collection}}</ref> Paper is collected for recycling on a four-weekly basis.<ref>{{harvnb|Blue Bin Paper Collections}}</ref>
Dundee and the surrounding area is supplied with water by [[Scottish Water]]. Dundee, along with parts of Perthshire and Angus is supplied from Lintrathen and [[Backwater Reservoir|Backwater]] reservoirs in [[River Isla, Perthshire|Glen Isla]]. Electricity distribution is by [[Scottish Hydro Electric|Scottish Hydro Electric plc]], part of the [[Scottish and Southern Energy]] group.
 
   
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Recycling centres and points are at a number of locations in Dundee.<ref name="Recycling Centres in Dundee">{{harvnb|Recycling Centres}}; {{harvnb|Recycling Points}}</ref> Items accepted include, steel and aluminium cans, cardboard, paper, electrical equipment, engine oil, fridges and freezers, garden waste, gas bottles, glass, liquid food and drinks cartons, plastic bottles, plastic carrier bags, rubble, scrap metal, shoes and handbags, spectacles, textiles, tin foil, wood and yellow pages. According to recent figures taken in 2008, suggest the city council has a recycling rate of 36.1%.<ref name="Waste Aware Tayside">{{harvnb|Waste Aware Tayside}}</ref>
Waste management is handled by [[Dundee City Council]]. There is a kerbside [[recycling]] scheme that currently only serves 15,500 households in Dundee. Cans, glass and plastic bottles are collected on a weekly basis.<ref>{{ cite web | title = Kerbside Recycling Box Scheme | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/wasteman/kerbsiderecycling/ | publisher = dundeecity.gov.uk | accessdate = 2009-03-11 }}</ref> [[Compostable]] material and non-recyclable material are collected on alternate weeks.<ref name="kerbside">{{ cite web | title = Brown Bin Garden Waste Collection | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/wasteman/brownbin/ | publisher = dundeecity.gov.uk | accessdate = 2009-03-11 }}</ref> Paper is collected for recycling on a four-weekly basis.<ref>{{ cite web | title = Blue Bin Paper Collections | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/wasteman/bluebin/ | publisher = dundeecity.gov.uk | accessdate = 2009-03-11 }}</ref>
 
   
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Law enforcement is provided by [[Tayside Police]]. The headquarters of [[Tayside Police]] are in West Bell Street.<ref name="Policing in Dundee">{{harvnb|Policing in Dundee}}</ref> There are also four police stations which serve the city: Maryfield, Lochee, Downfield and Longhaugh.<ref name="Policing in Dundee" />
Recycling centres and points are at a number of locations in Dundee.<ref name="Recycling Centres in Dundee">{{cite web |url=http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/wasteman/recyclingcentres/ |title=Recycling Centres |publisher=Dundee City Council |accessdate=2011-03-21}}</ref><ref name="Recycling Points in Dundee">{{cite web |url=http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/wasteman/recyclingpoints/ |title=Recycling Points |publisher=Dundee City Council |accessdate=2011-03-21}}</ref> Items accepted include, steel and aluminium cans, cardboard, paper, electrical equipment, engine oil, fridges and freezers, garden waste, gas bottles, glass, liquid food and drinks cartons, plastic bottles, plastic carrier bags, rubble, scrap metal, shoes and handbags, spectacles, textiles, tin foil, wood and yellow pages. According to recent figures taken in 2008, suggest the city council has a recycling rate of 36.1%.<ref name="Waste Aware Tayside">{{cite web |url=http://www.wasteawaretayside.org.uk/dundeeFactsAndFigures.asp |title=Facts and Figures |publisher=Waste Aware Tayside |accessdate=2011-03-21}}</ref>
 
   
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[[Health care|Healthcare]] is supplied in the area by [[NHS Tayside]]. [[Ninewells Hospital]], is the only hospital with an accident and emergency department in the area. Primary Health Care in Dundee is supplied by a number of General Practices.{{Citation needed|date=March 2009}} Dundee is also served by the East Central Region of the [[Scottish Ambulance Service]] which covers the city, Tayside and Kingdom of Fife.<ref name="Scottish Ambulance Service">{{harvnb|Scottish Ambulance Service}}</ref> There are two ambulance stations for the city; one on West School Road and the other at Ninewells Hospital.<ref name="Ambulance Stations in Scotland">{{harvnb|Ambulance Stations in Scotland}}</ref>
Law enforcement is provided by [[Tayside Police]]. The headquarters of [[Tayside Police]] are in West Bell Street.<ref name="Policing in Dundee">{{cite web |url=http://www.tayside.police.uk/Your-Community/Dundee |title=Policing in Dundee |accessdate=2011-03-21}}</ref> There are also four police stations which serve the city: Maryfield, Lochee, Downfield and Longhaugh.<ref name="Policing in Dundee" />
 
 
[[Health care|Healthcare]] is supplied in the area by [[NHS Tayside]]. [[Ninewells Hospital]], is the only hospital with an accident and emergency department in the area.<ref>{{ cite web | title = Ninewells Hospital | url = http://www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk/patients/hospital/ninewells.shtml | publisher = nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk | accessdate = 2008-09-07 }}</ref> Primary Health Care in Dundee is supplied by a number of General Practices.{{Citation needed|date=March 2009}} Dundee is also served by the East Central Region of the [[Scottish Ambulance Service]] which covers the city, Tayside and Kingdom of Fife.<ref name="Scottish Ambulance Service">{{cite web |url=http://www.scottishambulance.com/AboutUs/HowWeOrganised.aspx |title=How we are organised |publisher=Scottish Ambulance Service |accessdate=2011-03-21}}</ref> There are two ambulance stations for the city; one on West School Road and the other at Ninewells Hospital.<ref name="ambulance stations in Scotland">{{cite web |url=http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/files/Notif0805B.htm |title=A list of ambulance stations in Scotland |publisher=isdscotland |year=2005 |accessdate=2011-03-21}}</ref>
 
   
 
== Twin cities ==
 
== Twin cities ==
 
[[File:Dundee twin flags.JPG|thumb|The arms of the twinned cities and their national flags alongside those of Dundee in the City Chambers.]]
 
[[File:Dundee twin flags.JPG|thumb|The arms of the twinned cities and their national flags alongside those of Dundee in the City Chambers.]]
   
Dundee maintains cultural, economic and educational ties with six [[town twinning|twin cities]]:<ref>{{ cite web | title = Dundee's Twins Around the World | work = | publisher = Dundee City Council | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/supportservs/dundeetwins/ | doi = | accessdate = 2006-07-04 }}</ref>
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Dundee maintains cultural, economic and educational ties with six [[town twinning|twin cities]]:<ref>{{harvnb|Chronicle of The City's Office Bearers, Chambers, Regalia, Castles & Twin Cities}}; {{harvnb|City promotes Emirates connection}}</ref>
   
* {{flagicon|France}} - [[File:Blason Orléans.svg|23px]]&nbsp;– [[Orléans]], [[France]] (1946)
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* [[Orléans]], France (1946)
* {{flagicon|Croatia}} - [[File:Vlag zadar.gif|23px]]&nbsp;– [[Zadar]], [[Croatia]] (1959)
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* [[Zadar]], Croatia (1959)
* {{flagicon|Germany}} - [[File:wappen von Wuerzburg.svg|23px]]&nbsp;– [[Würzburg]], [[Bavaria]], [[Germany]] (1962)
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* [[Würzburg]], Germany (1962)
* {{flagicon|USA}} - [[File:Alexandria VA seal.png|23px]]&nbsp;- [[Alexandria, Virginia|Alexandria]], [[Virginia]], [[United States]] (1974)
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* [[Alexandria, Virginia]], United States (1974)
* {{flagicon|Palestinian Authority}} - [[File:Nablus Logo.jpg|23px]]&nbsp;– [[Nablus]], [[Palestinian territories]] (1980)
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* [[Nablus]], Palestinian Authority (1980)
* {{flagicon|UAE}}&nbsp;– [[Dubai Municipality]], [[United Arab Emirates]]
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* [[Dubai]], United Arab Emirates
   
In addition, the [[Scottish Episcopal Church|Scottish Episcopalian]] [[Diocese]] of [[Diocese of Brechin|Brechin]] (centred on [[St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee|St Paul's Cathedral]] in Dundee) is twinned with the diocese of [[Iowa]], United States and the diocese of [[Swaziland]].<ref>{{ cite web | url = http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81799_92921_ENG_HTM.htm | title = Brechin-Iowa-Swaziland: Walking together in companionship | publisher = Episcopal Life Online | accessdate = 2009-02-26 }}</ref>
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In addition, the [[Scottish Episcopal Church|Scottish Episcopalian]] [[Diocese]] of [[Diocese of Brechin|Brechin]] (centred on [[St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee|St Paul's Cathedral]] in Dundee) is twinned with the diocese of [[Iowa]], United States and the diocese of [[Swaziland]].<ref>{{harvnb|Brechin-Iowa-Swaziland: Walking together in companionship}}</ref>
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Brittle Bone Society]], a UK charity established in 1968 in Dundee
 
* [[Brittle Bone Society]], a UK charity established in 1968 in Dundee
* [[Alexander Crawford Lamb|Alexander C. Lamb]] and references to the [http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/lamb/index.htm Lamb Collection] which is held in the [http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/library/central City Museum] and the [http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/library/localhistory Local History Centre] of [http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/library/central Dundee Central Library].
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* [[Alexander Crawford Lamb|Alexander C. Lamb]] and references to the Lamb Collection which is held in the City Museum and the Local History Centre of Dundee Central Library.
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== Notes ==
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== References ==
 
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=== News ===
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Dundee Tory leader hits out at critic|2005}} | url = http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/output/2005/02/28/story6861222t0.shtm | title = Dundee Tory leader hits out at critic | work = [[Evening Telegraph (Dundee)|Evening Telegraph]] | date = 28 February 2005 | accessdate =3 May 2011}}
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* {{cite news | ref = {{harvid|Almost Famous}} | last = Didcock | first = Barry | coauthors = | title = Almost Famous | work = | pages = | language = | publisher = [[Sunday Herald]] | date = 1 May 2005 | url = http://www.sundayherald.com/49411 | accessdate =6 September 2006 |archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20060427090846/http://www.sundayherald.com/49411 <!-- Bot retrieved archive --> |archivedate = 27 April 2006}}
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* {{cite news | ref = {{harvid|City promotes Emirates connection}} | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/8160624.stm | title = City promotes Emirates connection | work = BBC News | date = 21 July 2009 | accessdate =5 May 2011}}
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* {{cite news | ref = {{harvid|Dundee Stars join Elite}} | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/ice_hockey/8649518.stm | title = Dundee Stars join top UK league | work = BBC Sport | date = 28 April 2010 | accessdate=7 August 2011}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Dragging a building into the 21st century}} | title = Dragging a building into the 21st Century | work = Scottish Planner | page = 11 | date = July 2010}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Councils plot revolt over re-draw plan}} | title = Councils plot revolt over re-draw plan | url = http://news.scotsman.com/politicalboundaryreview/Councils-plot-revolt-over-redraw.2603731.jp | accessdate =3 May 2011 | date = 19 February 2005 | work= The Scotsman | location=Edinburgh | first=Peter | last=Macmahon}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Dundee House}} | title = Time running out for 'least liked' building Tayside House | url = http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Dundee/article/16542/time-running-out-for-least-liked-building-tayside-house.html | accessdate =18 August 2011 | date = 17 August 2011 | work = The Courier}}
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* {{cite news | ref = {{harvid|Fate of Whitfield's Skarne blocks to be decided}} | title = Fate of Whitfield's Skarne blocks to be decided | work = The Courier | date = 4 May 2011 | url = http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Dundee/article/13586/fate-of-whitfield-s-skarne-blocks-to-be-decided.html | accessdate =16 May 2011}}
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* {{cite news | ref = {{harvid|First Dundee computer next year}} | date = 7 December 1966 | title = First Dundee computer next year | work = The Courier}}
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* {{cite news | ref = {{harvid|Four Dundee Hilltown multi-storey blocks to come down}} | title = Four Dundee Hilltown multi-storey blocks to come down | work = The Courier | date = 14 September 2010 | url = http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Dundee/article/5074/four-dundee-hilltown-multi-storey-blocks-to-come-down.html | accessdate =16 May 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Gardyne's Land wins multiple awards}} |url = http://www.dundee.ac.uk/planning/events/gardynes.htm | title = Gardyne's Land wins multiple awards | work = University of Dundee | year = 2009 | accessdate =4 May 2011}}
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* {{cite news | ref = {{harvid|Last of Menzieshill multis to be brought down this week}} | title = Last of Menzieshill multis to be brought down this week | work = The Courier | date = 5 March 2011 | url = http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Dundee/article/11557/last-of-menzieshill-multis-to-be-brought-down-this-week.html| accessdate =16 May 2011}}
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* {{cite news | ref = {{harvid|Tenants gone, soon multi too}} | title = Tenants gone, soon multi too | work = Evening Telegraph | date = 2 March 2007 | url = http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/output/2007/03/04/story9373804t0.shtm | accessdate =16 May 2011}}
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* {{cite news | ref = {{harvid|Timex pulls the plug on Dundee plant}} | url = http://heritage.scotsman.com/videos.cfm?vid=57 | title = Timex pulls the plug on Dundee plant | work = The Scotsman | date = 29 August 1993 | accessdate =8 July 2006 | archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20060614134707/http://heritage.scotsman.com/videos.cfm?vid=57 <!-- Bot retrieved archive --> | archivedate = 14 June 2006}}
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=== Websites ===
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Chronicle of The City's Office Bearers, Chambers, Regalia, Castles & Twin Cities}} || title = A Chronicle of The City's Office Bearers, Chambers, Regalia, Castles & Twin Cities | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/dundeecity/uploaded_publications/publication_69.pdf | accessdate =25 April 2011 | publisher = Dundee City Council}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Al-Maktoum Institute}} | url = http://www.almi.abdn.ac.uk | title = Al-Maktoum Institute | accessdate =5 May 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{hardvid|Ambulance Stations in Scotland}} | url = http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/files/Notif0805B.htm |title=A list of ambulance stations in Scotland |publisher=isdscotland |year=2005 |accessdate=21 March 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Assemblies of God Scotland}} | url = http://www.aogscotland.org.uk/ChurchDirectory.htm#EastCoast | title = Assemblies of God Scotland | publisher = www.aogscotland.org.uk | accessdate =30 January 2009}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Blue Bin Paper Collections}} | title = Blue Bin Paper Collections | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/wasteman/bluebin/ | publisher = dundeecity.gov.uk | accessdate =11 March 2009}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Brechin-Iowa-Swaziland: Walking together in companionship}} | url = http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81799_92921_ENG_HTM.htm | title = Brechin-Iowa-Swaziland: Walking together in companionship | publisher = Episcopal Life Online | accessdate =26 February 2009}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Brown Bin Garden Waste Collection}} | title = Brown Bin Garden Waste Collection | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/wasteman/brownbin/ | publisher = dundeecity.gov.uk | accessdate =11 March 2009 }}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints}} | url = http://www.lds.org.uk/contact-us/ward-locator/search-by-map/details/dundee-bingham-ward/| title = The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints search | publisher = www.lds.org.uk | accessdate =20 April 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|College of Life Sciences}} | url = http://www.dundee.ac.uk/biocentre/ | title = College of Life Sciences Research Biocentre | publisher = [[University of Dundee]] | accessdate =26 May 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Comparative Employment: Dundee}} | url = http://www.scrol.gov.uk/scrol/browser/profile.jsp?profile=Employment&mainLevel=Locality&mainText=Dundee&mainTextExplicitMatch=false&compLevel=CountryProfile&compText=&compTextExplicitMatch=null | title = Comparative Employment: Dundee Locality Scotland | publisher = Scotland's Census Results Online | year = 2001 | accessdate =18 April 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Comparative Population: Dundee}} | url = http://www.scrol.gov.uk/scrol/browser/profile.jsp?profile=Population&mainLevel=Locality&mainText=Dundee&mainTextExplicitMatch=false&compLevel=CountryProfile&compText=&compTextExplicitMatch=null | title = Comparative Population: Dundee Locality Scotland | publisher = Scotland's Census Results Online | year = 2001 | accessdate =18 April 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Contact numbers for BBC Scotland}} | url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/aboutus/ciac/information/contact.shtml | title = Contact numbers for BBC Scotland | publisher = BBC News | accessdate =2 March 2009}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Councillors - Political Wards - by Councillor Surname}} | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/councillors/wardsbysurname/ | title = Councillors - Political Wards - by Councillor Surname | work = Dundee City Council | accessdate =24 April 2011}}
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* {{cite news | ref = {{harvid|Cox may be ambassador for Dundee}} | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4880844.stm | title = Cox may be ambassador for Dundee | publisher = BBC News | accessdate =26 May 2011 | date=5 April 2006}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|The Diocese of Brechin}} | url = http://www.thedioceseofbrechin.org | title = The Diocese of Brechin | publisher = www.thedioceseofbrechin.org | accessdate =30 January 2009}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|The Diocese of Dunkeld}} | url = http://www.dunkelddiocese.org.uk/ | title = The Diocese of Dunkeld | publisher = www.dunkelddiocese.org.uk | accessdate =30 January 2009}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Dundee & Angus Radio Controlled Car Klub (DARCCK)}} | url = http://www.darcck.org/ | title = Dundee & Angus Radio Controlled Car Klub (DARCCK)| publisher = www.darcck.org | accessdate =11 March 2012}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Dundee}} |url = http://www.scottishfootballleague.com/scottish_football.cfm?curpageid=1168 | title = Dundee Football Club | publisher = www.scottishfootballleague.com | accessdate =10 March 2009}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Dundee Airport}} | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/airport/main.htm | title = Dundee Airport | publisher = Dundee City Council |year= 2006 |archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20060811190112/http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/airport/main.htm <!-- Bot retrieved archive --> |archivedate = 11 August 2006}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Dundee Blues Bonanza}} | url = http://www.dundeebluesbonanza.co.uk/ | title = Dundee Blues Bonanza | accessdate =6 September 2006}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Dundee Central Waterfront Masterplan 2001-2031}} | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/dundeecity/uploaded_publications/publication_77.pdf | title = Dundee Central Waterfront Masterplan 2001-2031 | publisher = Dundee City Council and Scottish Enterprise | accessdate =24 April 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Dundee Christadelphian Ecclesia}} | url = http://www.searchforhope.org/dundee | title = Dundee Christadelphian Ecclesia | publisher = www.searchforhope.org | accessdate =26 October 2010}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Dundee City Council Political Make-up}} | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/elections/mappage.htm | title = Dundee City Council Political Make-up | work = Dundee City Council website | accessdate =3 May 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Dundee Economic Profile}} | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/dundeecity/uploaded_publications/publication_119.pdf | title = Dundee Economic Profile | date = January 2011 | accessdate =24 February 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Dundee Congregational Church}} | title = Dundee Congregational Church | url = http://www.dundeecongregationalchurch.org.uk/ | accessdate =29 March 2012}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Morgan Academy}} | url = http://www.scottishrugby.org/community/index.php?option=com_joomleague&func=showResultsRank&p=336&Itemid=789 | title = Morgan Academy Results and Fixtures | publisher = Scottish Rugby | accessdate =7 August 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|new Olympia leisure centre}} | url = http://www.constructingcommunities.com/Home/Media/Publications/10-12-15/Mansell_wins_%c2%a324_million_contract_to_build_major_landmark_in_Dundee.aspx | title = Mansell wins £24 million contract to build major landmark in Dundee | publisher = Mansell Construction | accessdate =7 August 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|National Synod of Scotland, URC East Link}} | title = National Synod of Scotland, URC East Link | work = The United Reformed Church | url = http://scotland.urc.org.uk/index.php/local-churches/east-link | accessdate =29 March 2012}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Radio Tay's first day}} | title = Radio Tay's first day | url = http://retrodundee.blogspot.com/2008/11/radio-tays-first-day-1980.html | publisher = retrodundee.blogspot.com | accessdate =29 January 2009 }}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|RCAHMS Canmore database: Dundee, Stannergate}} | work = Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: Canmore Database | title = Dundee, Stannergate | url = http://www.rcahms.gov.uk/pls/portal/newcanmore.newcandig_details_gis?inumlink=33477 | accessdate =22 April 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Recycling Centres in Dundee}} |url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/wasteman/recyclingcentres/ | title = Recycling Centres | publisher = Dundee City Council |accessdate =21 March 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Recycling Points in Dundee}} | url = http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/wasteman/recyclingpoints/ | title = Recycling Points | publisher = Dundee City Council | accessdate =21 March 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Salvation Army Dundee}} | url = http://www1.salvationarmy.org.uk/dundee | title = Salvation Army Dundee | publisher = www1.salvationarmy.org.uk | accessdate =30 January 2009}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Salvation Army Menzieshill}} | url = http://www1.salvationarmy.org.uk/menzieshill | title = Salvation Army Menzieshill | publisher = www1.salvationarmy.org.uk |accessdate =30 January 2009}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Scotland's Jewish Community}} | url = http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/scot01.shtml | title = Scotland's Jewish Community | publisher = www.jgsgb.org.uk | accessdate =28 January 2009 |archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20080801015456/http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/scot01.shtml <!-- Bot retrieved archive --> |archivedate = 1 August 2008}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{hardvid|Scottish Junior Football Teams A–K}} |url = http://www.footballcentral.org/sfa/associations/scottish-junior-football-association/club-directory-a-k.cfm |title = Scottish Junior football teams A-K |publisher = Scottish Junior Football Association |accessdate =6 December 2009}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Stewart Hosie, MP for Dundee East}} | title = Stewart Hosie, MP for Dundee East | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/representatives/profiles/38317.stm | work = BBC News | accessdate =3 May 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Tannadice Park}} | title = Tannadice Park | url = http://scottishfootballarchive.co.uk/grounds/tannadice-park | publisher = scottishfootballarchive.co.uk | accessdate =10 March 2009}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Trinity Baptist Church}} | url = http://www.tbcdundee.org.uk | title = Trinity Baptist Church Dundee | publisher = www.tbcdundee.org.uk | accessdate =30 January 2009}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{hardvid|UEFA Cup History, Season 1986–1987}} | url =http://www.uefa.com/competitions/uefacup/history/season=1986/intro.html | title = UEFA Cup History, Season 1986–1987 | publisher = www.uefa.com | accessdate =10 March 2009}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|UK Mosque Searcher: Mosques in Dundee}} | url = http://mosques.muslimsinbritain.org/show-browse.php?town=Dundee | title = UK Mosque Searcher: Mosques in Dundee | accessdate =5 May 2011}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Waste Aware Tayside}} | publisher = Waste Aware Tayside | accessdate =3 June 2011 | title = Facts and Figures | url = http://www.wasteawaretayside.org.uk/dundeeFactsAndFigures.asp}}
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* {{cite web | ref = {{harvid|Williamson Unitarian Christian Church Dundee}} | url = http://www.dundee-unitarians.org.uk | title = Williamson Unitarian Christian Church Dundee | publisher = www.dundee-unitarians.org.uk | accessdate =30 January 2009}}
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=== Maps ===
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Ordnance Survey Landranger Map|2007}} | title = Dundee and Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath | work = [[Ordnance Survey]] Landranger Map | edition = B2 | year = 2007 | isbn = 0-319-22980-7}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Soil Survey of Scotland|1982}} | work = Soil Survey of Scotland | publisher = Macaulay Institute for Soil Research | location = Aberdeen | year = 1982 | title = Sheet 5, Eastern Scotland}}
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* {{citation | ref = harv | title = Plan of Dundee | work = Bartholomew Survey Atlas of Scotland | year = 1912 | last = Bartholomew | first = John G. | location = Edinburgh | publisher = The Edinburgh Geographical Institute | url = http://maps.nls.uk/atlas/bartholomew/page.cfm?id=1208 | accessdate =21 April 2011}}
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* {{citation | ref = harv | title = Plan of the town of Dundee, with the improvements now in progress | last = Edward | first = Charles | year = 1846 | location = Edinburgh | publisher = W. & A.K. Johnston | url = http://maps.nls.uk/towns/detail.cfm?id=411 | accessdate =21 April 2011}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Pont c1583-96}} | last = Pont | first = T. | title = Lower Angus and Perthshire east of the Tay. | publisher = www.nls.uk | date=c1583-96 | url = http://www.nls.uk/maps/counties/detail.cfm?id=289 | accessdate =22 April 2011}}
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* {{citation | ref = harv | title = Plan of the Town of Dundee from actual survey | last = Wood | first = John | year = 1821 | location = Edinburgh | publisher = Ballantyne | url = http://maps.nls.uk/towns/detail.cfm?id=331 | accessdate =21 April 2011}}
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=== Listed Building Reports ===
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|150 Nethergate, St Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Including Presbytery and Former Sea Wall to South, Category A Listing}} | title = 150 Nethergate, St Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Including Presbytery and Former Sea Wall to South, Category A Listing | url = http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBNUM=25455 | date = 12 July 1963 | accessdate =27 March 2012 | work = Historic Scotland}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|2 Lochee Road, Tay Works, Category A listing}} | title = 2 Lochee Road, Tay Works, Category A listing | url = http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBNUM=25030 | date = 4 February 1965 | accessdate =28 March 2012 | work = Historic Scotland}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|2 Princes Street, Upper Dens Mill, Category listing}} | title = 2 Princes Street, Upper Dens Mill, Category listing | url = http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBNUM=25101 | date = 4 February 1965 | accessdate =28 March 2012 | work = Historic Scotland}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|27 West Henderson's Wynd and Return Elevation to Milne Street, Verdant Works, Category listing}} | title = 27 West Henderson's Wynd and Return Elevation to Milne Street, Verdant Works, Category listing | url = http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBNUM=25140 | date = 18 May 1987 | accessdate =28 March 2012 | work = Historic Scotland}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|70-73 (Inclusive Nos) High Street, Including Gardyne's Land, Gray's Close and Clock with Model of the Town House}} | title = 70-73 (Inclusive Nos) High Street, Including Gardyne's Land, Gray's Close and Clock with Model of the Town House | url = http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBNUM=25239 | date = 4 February 1965 | work = Historic Scotland | accessdate =28 March 2012}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Caird Park Mains Castle, Category A listing}} | title = Caird Park Mains Castle, Category A listing | url = http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBNUM=25066 | date = 12 July 1963 | accessdate =28 March 2012 | work = Historic Scotland}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Camperdown Dock, Category A listing}} | title = Camperdown Dock, Category A listing | date = 12 March 1993 | work = Historic Scotland | url = http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBNUM=24923 | accessdate =27 March 2012}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Castle Hill, St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, including steps and boundary wall, Category A Listing}} | title = Castle Hill, St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, including steps and boundary wall, Category A Listing | url = http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBNUM=24997 | date = 12 July 1963 | accessdate =27 March 2012 | work = Historic Scotland}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Claypotts Castle, Category A listing}} | title = Claypotts Castle, Category A listing | url = http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBNUM=25913 | date = 8 May 1975 | accessdate =28 March 2012 | work = Historic Scotland}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Dudhope Castle, Category A listing}} | title = Dudhope Castle, Category A listing | url = http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBNUM=25195 | date = 12 July 1963 | accessdate =28 March 2012 | work = Historic Scotland}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Dundee, East Port of, Wishart Arch}} | title = Dundee, East Port of, Wishart Arch | url = http://data.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=2300:35:2148237108968271::NO::P35_SELECTED_MONUMENT:164 | date = 25 October 1937 | accessdate =27 March 2012 | work = Historic Scotland}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Euclid Crescent High School, including Lodge, Gatepiers, Boundary wall and railings, Category A listing}} | title = Euclid Crescent High School, including Lodge, Gatepiers, Boundary wall and railings, Category A listing | url = http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBNUM=25177 | date = 12 July 1963 | accessdate =28 March 2012 | work = Historic Scotland}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Forfar Road, Morgan Academy, Main Block and Janitor's House with Terrace, Boundary Walls and Gatepiers, Category A listing}} | title = Forfar Road, Morgan Academy, Main Block and Janitor's House with Terrace, Boundary Walls and Gatepiers, Category A listing | url = http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBNUM=25288 | date = 12 July 1963 | accessdate =28 March 2012 | work = Historic Scotland}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Law Hill War Memorial, Category B listing}} | title = Law Hill War Memorial, Category B listing | date = 12 March 1993 | work = Historic Scotland | url = http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBNUM=25409 | accessdate =27 March 2012}}
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* {{citation | ref = {{harvid|Meadowside and Barrack Street, The Howff, Category A listing}} | title = Meadowside and Barrack Street, The Howff, Category A listing | date = 12 July 1963 | work = Historic Scotland | url = http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBNUM=25312 | accessdate =28 March 2012}}
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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* [http://www.dundee-guide.com Dundee Guide]
 
* [http://www.dundee-guide.com Dundee Guide]
 
* [http://www.dundee-scotland.net Dundee Information Website]
 
* [http://www.dundee-scotland.net Dundee Information Website]
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* [http://www.dundeewaterfront.com/ Dundee Waterfront Redevelopment]
* {{wikitravel|Dundee}}
 
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* {{Wikivoyage-inline|Dundee}}
 
* [http://www.dundeeandangus.com/ Dundee and Angus information portal]
 
* [http://www.dundeeandangus.com/ Dundee and Angus information portal]
 
* [http://www.ngw.nl/int/gbr/scot/dundee.htm Heraldry of Dundee Burgh, District and City]
 
* [http://www.ngw.nl/int/gbr/scot/dundee.htm Heraldry of Dundee Burgh, District and City]
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* [http://www.virtual-dundee.co.uk Dundee in 3d]
 
* [http://www.virtual-dundee.co.uk Dundee in 3d]
 
* [http://www.dundeemountainfilm.org.uk Dundee Mountain Film Festival]
 
* [http://www.dundeemountainfilm.org.uk Dundee Mountain Film Festival]
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* [http://ssa.nls.uk/search.cfm?search_term=dundee&search_fields=6&search_join_type=AND&search_fuzzy=no&subject=&location=&personality=&genre=&series=&fiction=&colour=&sound=&year_from=&year_to=&decade=&videos_only=1&search_mode=Advanced&submit=Search+%3E%3E%3E National Library of Scotland: SCOTTISH SCREEN ARCHIVE] (selection of archive films about Dundee)
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* [http://www.photodundee.eu Photographs of Dundee]
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* [http://dundeetimes.zoomvillage.com Dundee, Dundee City Center Tourism Guide]
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* [http://www.linksland.com/?p=2455 Caird Park Golf Course Video]
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* [http://www.linksland.com/?p=2447 Camperdown Golf Course Video]
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* [http://www.taysidehousedemolition.co.uk/ Tayside House Demolition]
   
 
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Main Births etc
Coordinates: 56°27′50″N 2°58′12″W / 56.464, -2.970
Dundee
Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Dè [1]
Scots: Dundee
City of Discovery
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Top: Tay Rail Bridge, Middle: RRS Discovery and City Centre, Bottom left: Magdalen Yard Bandstand, Bottom right: University of Dundee.



Dundee is located in Scotland
Dundee

 Dundee shown within Scotland
Area   [2]
Population 156,561 [3] (2012)
    - Density 
Language English, Scots
OS grid reference NO4030
    - Edinburgh  36.3 mi (58.4 km) SSW 
    - London  362.0 mi (582.6 km) SSE 
Council area Dundee
Lieutenancy area Dundee
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUNDEE
Postcode district DD1–DD5
Dialling code 01382
Police
Fire
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Dundee East
Dundee West
Scottish Parliament Dundee City East
Dundee City West
Website www.dundeecity.gov.uk
List of places: UK • Scotland •


Dundee /dʌnˈd/ (Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Dè), officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland and the 38th most populous settlement in the United Kingdom. It lies within the eastern central Lowlands on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, which feeds into the North Sea. Under the name of Dundee City, it forms one of the 32 council areas used for local government in Scotland.

The town developed into a burgh in Medieval times, and expanded rapidly in the 19th century largely due to the jute industry. This, along with its other major industries gave Dundee its epithet as the city of "jute, jam and journalism".

In mid-2012, the population of the City of Dundee was estimated to be 156,561. Dundee's recorded population reached a peak of 182,204 at the time of the 1971 census, but has since declined.

Today, Dundee is promoted as 'One City, Many Discoveries' in honour of Dundee's history of scientific activities and of the RRS Discovery, Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic exploration vessel, which was built in Dundee and is now berthed in the city harbour. Biomedical and technological industries have arrived since the 1980s, and the city now accounts for 10% of the United Kingdom's digital-entertainment industry. Dundee has two universities—the University of Dundee and the University of Abertay Dundee. A £1,000,000,000 master plan to regenerate and to reconnect the Waterfront to the city centre which started in 2001 is expected to be completed within a 30 year period, with the Dundee Victoria & Albert Museum opening by 2015, at a cost of £45 million.

Dundee is also known for the Dandy, the Beano, Desperate Dan, Oor Wullie, and was said to be built on the 'three Js': jam, jute, and journalism. There is a new Victoria and Albert Museum to be built on waterfront near the Tay Bridge on a plot vacated by the soon-to-be-replaced public swimming baths. Visitors wishing to orient themselves should consider taking a walk (or drive) up the Law, Dundee which offers a 360 degree uninterrupted view of Dundee, the Tay estuary and the two Tay Bridges.

History

The name "Dundee" is made up of two parts: the common Celtic place-name element dun, meaning fort; and a second part that may derive from a Celtic element, cognate with the Gaelic , meaning 'fire'.[4]

While earlier evidence for human occupation is abundant,[5] the source of Dundee's success and growth as a seaport town arguably came as a result of William the Lion's charter, granting Dundee to his younger brother, David (later Earl of Huntingdon) in the late 12th century.[6] The situation of the town and its promotion by Earl David as a trading centre, led to a period of prosperity and growth.[7] The earldom was passed down to David's descendants amongst whom was John Balliol, the town becoming a Royal Burgh on the coronation of John as king in 1292.[8] The town and its castle were occupied by English forces for several years during the First War of Independence and recaptured by Robert the Bruce in early 1312.[9] The original Burghal charters were lost during the occupation and subsequently renewed by Bruce in 1327.[10]

The burgh suffered considerably during the conflict known as the Rough Wooing of 1543 to 1550, and was occupied by the English forces of Andrew Dudley from 1547. In 1548, unable to defend the town against an advancing Scottish force, Dudley ordered that the town be burnt to the ground.[11] In 1645, during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, Dundee was again besieged, this time by the Royalist Marquess of Montrose.[12] The town was finally destroyed by Parliamentarian forces, led by George Monck in 1651.[13] The town played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Jacobite cause when John Graham of Claverhouse, 1st Viscount Dundee raised the Stuart standard on the Dundee Law in 1689.[14]

The economy of mediaeval Dundee centred on the export of raw wool, with the production of finished textiles being a reaction to recession in the 15th century.[15] The introduction of two government acts in the mid eighteenth century had a profound effect on Dundee's industrial success. The textile industry was revolutionised by the introduction of large four-storey mills, stimulated in part by the 1742 Bounty Act which provided a government-funded subsidy on Osnaburg linen produced for export.[16] Expansion of the whaling industry was triggered by the second Bounty Act, introduced in 1750 to increase Britain's maritime and naval skillbase.[17] Dundee, and Scotland more generally, saw rapid population increase at end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century, with the city's population increasing from 12,400 in 1751 to 30,500 in 1821.[18]

The phasing out of the linen export bounty between 1825 and 1832 stimulated demand for cheaper textiles, particularly for the production of cheaper, tough fabrics.[19] The discovery that the dry fibres of jute could be lubricated with whale oil (of which Dundee had a surfeit, following the opening of its gasworks) to allow it to be processed in mechanised mills resulted the Dundee mills rapidly converting from linen to jute, which sold at a quarter of the price of flax.[20] Interruption of Prussian flax imports during the Crimean War and of cotton during the American Civil War resulted in a period of inflated prosperity for Dundee and the jute industry dominated Dundee throughout the latter half of the 19th century.[21] Unprecedented immigration, notably of Irish workers, led to accelerated urban expansion, and at the height of the industry's success, Dundee supported 62 jute mills, employing some 50,000 workers.[22] Cox Brothers, who owned the massive Camperdown Works in Lochee were one of the largest jute manufacturers in Europe and employed more than 5,000 workers.[23]

The rise of the textile industries brought with it an expansion of supporting industries, notably of the whaling, maritime and shipbuilding industries,[24] and extensive development of the waterfront area started in 1815 to cope with increased demand on port capacity.[25] At its height, 200 ships per year were built there, including Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic research vessel, the RRS Discovery. This ship is now on display at Discovery Point in the city.[26] A significant whaling industry was also based in Dundee, largely existing to supply the jute mills with whale oil. Whaling ceased in 1912 and shipbuilding ceased in 1981.[27]

The original Tay Bridge (from the south) the day after the disaster. The collapsed section can be seen near the northern end

While the city's economy was dominated by the Jute industry, it also became known for smaller industries. Most notable among these were James Keiller's and sons, established in 1795, which pioneered commercial marmalade production,[28] and the publishing firm DC Thomson & Co., which was founded in the city in 1905 and remains the largest employer after the health and leisure industries.[29] Dundee was said to be built on the 'three Js': Jute, Jam and Journalism.

The town was also the location of one of the worst rail disasters in British history, the Tay Bridge disaster. The first Tay rail bridge was opened in 1879. It collapsed less than a year later during a storm, as a passenger train passed over it, resulting in the loss of 75 lives.[30] The most destructive fire in the city's history came in 1906, reportedly sending "rivers of burning whiskey" through the street.

The jute industry fell into decline in the early 20th century, partly due to reduced demand for jute products and partly due to an inability to compete with the emerging industry in Calcutta.[31] This gave rise to unemployment levels far in excess of the national average, peaking in the inter-war period,[32] but major recovery was seen in the post-war period, thanks to the arrival first of American light engineering companies like Timex and NCR, and subsequent expansion into microelectronics.[33]

A £300 million master plan to regenerate Dundee Waterfront is expected to last for a 30 year period between 2001 and 2031.[34] The aims of the project will be to reconnect the city centre to the waterfront; improve facilities for walking, cyclists and buses; replacing the existing inner ring road with a pair of east/west tree lined boulevards; a new civic square and a re-opened dock stretching from the Caird Hall and a regenerated railway station and arrival space at the western edge.[34]

Governance

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City of Dundee Arms since 1996

Dundee was granted Royal Burgh status on the coronation of John Balliol as King of Scotland in 1292.[8] The city has two mottos—Latin: Dei Donum (English: Gift of God) and Prudentia et Candore (With Thought and Purity) although usually only the latter is used for civic purposes.[35]

Prior to 1996, Dundee was governed by the City of Dundee District Council. This was formed in 1975, implementing boundaries imposed in the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. Under these boundaries, the Angus burgh and district of Monifieth, and the Perth electoral division of Longforgan (which included Invergowrie) were annexed to the county of the city of Dundee. In 1996, the Dundee City unitary authority was created following implementation of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.[36] This placed Monifieth and Invergowrie in the unitary authorities of Angus and Perth and Kinross, largely reinstating the pre-1975 county boundaries. Some controversy has ensued as a result of these boundary changes, with Dundee city councillors arguing for the return of Monifieth and Invergowrie.[37]

Local government

Dundee City Square. The building at the back of the square is Caird Hall. The building on the right is Dundee City Chambers, where the city council meets

Dundee is one of 32 council areas of Scotland,[36] and is represented by the Dundee City Council - a local authority composed of 29 elected councillors. Previously the city was a county of a city and later a district of the Tayside region. Council meetings take place in the City Chambers, which opened in 1933 in City Square. The civic head and chair of the council is known as the Lord Provost, a position similar to that of mayor in other cities. Dundee House, the new headquarters for the city council on North Lindsay Street, opened in August 2011.[38] This has replaced Tayside House which is due to be demolished in early 2012 as part of the Dundee Waterfront improvements.[38]

The council was controlled by a minority coalition of Labour and Liberal Democrats of 12 councillors, with the support of the Conservatives who had five. Although the Scottish National Party (SNP) was the largest party on the council, with 11 councillors.[39][40] Elections to the council are on a four year cycle, the most recent as of 2007 being on 3 May 2007. Previously, Councillors were elected from single-member wards by the first past the post system of election, although this changed in the 2007 election, due to the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004.[41] Eight new multi-member wards were introduced, each electing three or four councillors by single transferable vote, to produce a form of proportional representation.

The 2007 election resulted in no single party having overall control, with 13 Scottish National Party, 10 Labour, 3 Conservatives, 2 Liberal Democrats, and 1 Independent Councillors. A March 2009 by-election in the Maryfield ward changed the balance to 14 Scottish National Party, 9 Labour, 3 Conservatives, 2 Liberal Democrats, and 2 Independent Councillors.[42] The 2012 Local Elections returned a council made up of 16 SNP, 10 Labour, 1 Conservative, 1 Liberal Democrat, and 1 Independent councillors, giving the SNP overall control.

Westminster and Holyrood

For elections to the British House of Commons at Westminster, the city area and portions of the Angus council area are divided in two constituencies.[43] The constituencies of Dundee East and Dundee West are as of 2010 represented by Stewart Hosie (Scottish National Party)[44] and James McGovern (Labour),[45] respectively. For elections to the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, the city area is divided between three constituencies. The Dundee East (Holyrood) constituency and the Dundee West (Holyrood) constituency are entirely within the city area. The Angus South (Holyrood) constituency includes north-eastern and north-western portions of the city area.[43] All three constituencies are within the North East Scotland electoral region: Shona Robison (SNP) is the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Dundee East constituency;[46] Joe Fitzpatrick (SNP) is the current MSP for the Dundee West constituency[47] and Graeme Dey (SNP) is the current MSP for the Angus South constituency.[48]

Dundee is also part of the pan-Scotland European Parliament constituency which elects seven Members of the European Parliament (MEP)s using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.[49] Scotland returns two Labour MEPs, two SNP MEPs, one Conservative and Unionist MEP and one Liberal Democrat MEP, to the European Parliament.[49]

Geography

The Dundee Law

Dundee sits on the north bank of the Firth of Tay on the eastern, North Sea Coast of Scotland. The city lies 36.1 miles (58 km) NNE of Edinburgh[50] and 360.6 miles (580 km) NNW of London.[50] The built-up area occupies a roughly rectangular shape 8.3 miles (13 km) long by 2.5 miles (4 km) wide, aligned in an east to west direction and occupies an area of 60 km2.[51][52] The town is bisected by a line of hills stretching from Balgay Hill (elevation of 143 m) in the west end of the city, through the Dundee Law (174 m) which occupies the centre of the built up area, to Gallow Hill (83 m), between Baxter Park and the Eastern Cemetery. North of this ridge lies a valley through which cuts the Dighty Water burn, the elevation falling to around 45 m. North of the Dighty valley lie the Sidlaw Hills, the most prominent hill being Craigowl Hill (455 m).[51]

The western and eastern boundaries of the city are marked by two burns that are tributaries of the River Tay. On the western-most boundary of the city, the Lochee burn meets the Fowlis burn, forming the Invergowrie burn, which meets the Tay at Invergowrie basin.[51] The Dighty Water enters Dundee from the village of Strathmartine and marks the boundaries of a number of northern districts of the city, joining the Tay between Barnhill and Monifieth.[51] The Scouring burn in the west end of the city and Dens Burn in the east, both of which played important roles in the industrial development of the city, have now been culverted over.

Geology

The city lies within the Sidlaw-Ochil anticline, and the predominant bedrock type is Old Red Sandstone of the Arbuthnott-Garvock group.[53] Differential weathering of a series of igneous intrusions has yielded a number of prominent hills in the landscape, most notably the Dundee Law (a late Silurian/early Devonian Mafic rock intrusion) and Balgay hill (a Felsic rock intrusion of similar age).[53] To the east of the city, in Craigie and Broughty Ferry, the bedrock geology is of extrusive rocks, including mafic lava and tuff.[53]

The land surrounding Dundee, particularly that in the lower lying areas to the West and east of the city bears high quality soil that is particularly suitable for arable farming. It is predominantly of a brown forest soil type with some gleying, the lower parts being formed from raised beach sands and gravels derived from Old Red Sandstone and lavas.[54]

Location

Urban environment

View from The Law, overlooking Dundee City Centre and the Tay Road Bridge

Very little of pre-Reformation Dundee remains, the destruction suffered in the War of the Rough Wooing being almost total, with only scattered, roofless shells remaining.[55] The area occupied by the mediaeval burgh of Dundee extends between East Port and West Port, which formerly held the gates to the walled city. The shoreline has been altered considerably since the early 19th century through development of the harbour area and land reclamation.[56] Several areas on the periphery of the burgh saw industrial development with the building of textile mills from the end of the 18th century. Their placement was dictated by the need for a water supply for the modern steam powered machinery, and areas around the Lochee Burn (Lochee), Scouring Burn (Blackness) and Dens Burn (Dens Road area) saw particular concentrations of mills.[57] The post war period saw expansion of industry to estates along the Kingsway.[58]

Working class housing spread rapidly and without control throughout the Victorian era, particularly in the Hawkhill, Blackness Road, Dens Road and Hilltown areas.[59] Despite the comparative wealth of Victorian Dundee as a whole, living standards for the working classes were very poor. A general lack of town planning coupled with the influx of labour during the expansion of the jute industry resulted in unsanitary, squalid and cramped housing for much of the population.[60] While gradual improvements and slum clearance began in the late 19th century, the building of the groundbreaking Logie housing estate marked the beginning of Dundee's expansion through the building of planned housing estates, under the vision of city architect James Thomson, whose legacy also includes the housing estate of Craigiebank and the beginnings of an improved transport infrastructure by planning the Kingsway bypass.[61]

Modernisation of the city centre continued in the post-war period. The mediaeval Overgate was demolished in the early 1960s to make way for a shopping centre, followed by construction of the inner ring road and the Wellgate Shopping Centre.[62] The Tay Road Bridge, completed in 1966 had as its northern landfall the docklands of central Dundee, and the new associated road system resulted in the city centre being cut off from the river.[63] An acute shortage of housing in the late 1940s was addressed by a series of large housing estates built in the northern environs including the Fintry, Craigie, Charleston and Douglas areas in the 1950s and early 1960s.[64] These were followed by increasingly cost-effective and sometimes poorly planned housing in throughout the 1960s.[65] Much of this, in particular the high rise blocks of flats at Lochee, Kirkton, Trottick, Whitfield, Ardler and Menzieshill, and the prefabricated Skarne housing blocks at Whitfield, have been demolished since the 1990s or are scheduled for future demolition.[66]

Climate

Haar (fog) travelling up the River Tay by advection

The climate, as is the case with the rest of North-West Europe is Oceanic (Köppen-Geiger classification Cfb).[67] Mean temperature and rainfall is typical for the east coast of Scotland, and with its sheltered estuarine position, mean daily maxima are slightly higher than coastal areas to the North, particularly in Spring and Summer.[68] The nearest official Met Office weather station is Mylnefield, Invergowrie which is situated about 4 miles (6.4 km) west of the City Centre.

A record high of 28.7 °C (83.7 °F) was recorded in August 1995.[69] The warmest month was July 2006,[70] with an average temperature of 17.4 °C (63.3 °F) (mean maximum 22.5 °C (72.5 °F), mean minimum 12.3 °C (54.1 °F)). In an 'average' year the warmest day should reach[71] 25.2 °C (77.4 °F), and in total just 1.63 days[72] should equal or exceed a temperature of 25.1 °C (77.2 °F) per year, illustrating the rarity of such warmth.

Climate data for Mylnefield, elevation 31m, 1971-2000, extremes 1960-
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.6
(58.3)
15.2
(59.4)
18.3
(64.9)
22.9
(73.2)
23.7
(74.7)
27.8
(82.0)
28.2
(82.8)
28.7
(83.7)
25.0
(77.0)
22.8
(73.0)
16.7
(62.1)
14.5
(58.1)
28.7
(83.7)
Average high °C (°F) 6.0
(42.8)
6.5
(43.7)
8.6
(47.5)
10.9
(51.6)
13.9
(57.0)
16.8
(62.2)
19.0
(66.2)
18.9
(66.0)
15.9
(60.6)
12.4
(54.3)
8.7
(47.7)
6.7
(44.1)
12.03
(53.65)
Average low °C (°F) 0.5
(32.9)
1.0
(33.8)
2.1
(35.8)
3.7
(38.7)
6.1
(43.0)
8.7
(47.7)
10.8
(51.4)
10.7
(51.3)
8.6
(47.5)
6.1
(43.0)
2.7
(36.9)
1.3
(34.3)
5.19
(41.35)
Record low °C (°F) −17.1
(1.2)
−11.2
(11.8)
−10
(14.0)
−4.4
(24.1)
−2.3
(27.9)
−0.7
(30.7)
2.8
(37.0)
1.7
(35.1)
−0.6
(30.9)
−3.4
(25.9)
−10.4
(13.3)
−12.7
(9.1)
−17.1
(1.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 72.23
(2.8437)
48.63
(1.9146)
54.22
(2.1346)
44.71
(1.7602)
48.69
(1.9169)
53.02
(2.0874)
53.74
(2.1157)
52.72
(2.0756)
64.76
(2.5496)
70.41
(2.772)
58.50
(2.3031)
68.55
(2.6988)
690.18
(27.1724)
Source: KNMI/ Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute[73]

Demography

City of Dundee compared according to UK Census 2001[74][75]
City of Dundee Scotland
Total population 154,674 5,062,011
Foreign born 5.84% 3.78%
Over 75 years old 8.18% 7.09%
Unemployed 5.18% 3.97%

According to the 2001 census, the City of Dundee had a population of 154,674.[74] A more recent population estimate of the City of Dundee has been recorded at 152,320 in 2008.[3] The demographic make-up of the population is much in line with the rest of Scotland. The age group from 30 to 44 forms the largest portion of the population (20%).[74] The median age of males and females living in Dundee was 37 and 40 years respectively, compared to 37 and 39 years for those in the whole of Scotland.[74]

The place of birth of the town's residents was 94.16% United Kingdom (including 87.85% from Scotland), 0.42% Republic of Ireland, 1.33% from other European Union countries, and 3.09% from elsewhere in the world. The economic activity of residents aged 16–74 was 35.92% in full-time employment, 10.42% in part-time employment, 4.25% self-employed, 5.18% unemployed, 7.82% students with jobs, 4.73% students without jobs, 15.15% retired, 4.54% looking after home or family, 7.92% permanently sick or disabled, and 4.00% economically inactive for other reasons. Compared with the average demography of Scotland, Dundee has both low proportions of people born outside the United Kingdom and for people over 75 years old.

Natives of Dundee are called Dundonians and are often recognisable by their distinctive dialect of Scots as well as their accent, which most noticeably substitutes the monophthong /ɛ/ (pronounced "eh") in place of the diphthong /aj/ (pronounced "ai").[76] Dundee, and Scotland more generally, saw rapid population increase at end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century, with the city's population increasing from 12,400 in 1751 to 30,500 in 1821.[18] Of particular significance was an influx of Irish workers in the early to mid-19th century, attracted by the prospect of employment in the textiles industries. In 1851, 18.9% of people living in Dundee were of Irish birth.[77]

The city has also attracted immigrants from Italy, fleeing poverty and famine, and Poland, seeking refuge from the anti-Jewish pogroms in the 19th century, and later, World War II in the 20th. Today, Dundee has a sizeable ethnic minority population, and has the third highest Asian population (~3,500) in Scotland after Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The city's universities draw a large number of students from abroad (mostly Irish and EU but with an increasing number from countries in the Far East), and students account for 14.2% of the population, the highest proportion of the four largest Scottish cities.[2]

Economy

Cox's Stack, a chimney from the former Camperdown works jute mill. The chimney takes its name from jute baron James Cox who later became Lord Provost of the city

The period following World War II was notable for the transformation of the city's economy. While jute still employed one-fifth of the working population, new industries were attracted and encouraged. NCR Corporation selected Dundee as the base of operations for the UK in late 1945,[78] primarily because of the lack of damage the city had sustained in the war, good transport links and high productivity from long hours of sunshine. Production started in the year before the official opening of the plant on 11 June 1947. A fortnight after the 10th anniversary of the plant the 250,000th cash machine was produced. By the 1960s, NCR had become the principal employer of the city producing cash registers, and later ATMs, at several of its Dundee plants. The firm developed magnetic-strip readers for cash registers and produced early computers.[79] Astral, a Dundee-based firm that manufactured and sold refrigerators and spin dryers was merged into Morphy Richards and rapidly expanded to employ over 1,000 people. The development in Dundee of a Michelin tyre-production facility helped to absorb the unemployment caused by the decline of the jute industry, particularly with the abolition of the jute control by the Board of Trade on 30 April 1969.[80]

Employment in Dundee changed dramatically during the 1980s with the loss of nearly 10,000 manufacturing jobs due to closure of the shipyards, cessation of carpet manufacturing and the disappearance of the jute trade. To combat growing unemployment and declining economic conditions, Dundee was declared an Enterprise Zone in January 1984. In 1983, the first Sinclair ZX Spectrum home computers were produced in Dundee by Timex. In the same year the company broke production records, despite a sit-in by workers protesting against job cuts and plans to demolish one of the factory buildings to make way for a supermarket. Timex closed its Dundee plant in 1993 following an acrimonious six month industrial dispute.[81]

Modern day

Ninewells Hospital, one of the largest employers in the Dundee area

Dundee is a regional employment and education centre, with over 300,000 persons within 30 minutes drive of the city centre and around 630,000 people within one hour. Many people from North East Fife, Angus and Perth and Kinross commute to the city.[82] In 2009, there were 30 employers who employed 300 or more staff.[82] The largest employers in the city are NHS Tayside, Dundee City Council, University of Dundee, Tesco, D. C. Thomson & Co and BT.[82] Other employers include limited and private companies such as NCR, Michelin, Sitel, Alliance Trust, Aviva, Royal Bank of Scotland, Asda, Stagecoach Strathtay, Tayside Contracts, Tokheim, Scottish Citylink, C J Lang & Son (SPAR Scotland), Joinery and Timber Creations, HBOS, Debenhams, National Express Dundee, and W. L. Gore and Associates. The only sectors to see job increases between 2005 and 2009 were in education and human health and social work activities, while manufacturing and administration and support service activities both saw a significant decline.[82] Average weekly earnings of full-time employers in Dundee in May 2010 was £482.80; men received £507.40 and women £418.80.[82] Average earnings in Dundee have increased from £325.00 in 2000 to £482.80 in 2010.[82]

The biomedical and biotechnology sectors, including start-up biomedical companies arising from university research, employ just under 1,000 people directly and nearly 2,000 indirectly. Information technology and Video game development have been important industries in the city for more than 20 years. Rockstar North, developer of Lemmings and the Grand Theft Auto series was founded in Dundee as DMA Design by David Jones; an undergraduate of the University of Abertay Dundee.[83] Other game development studios in Dundee include Denki, Ruffian Games, Dynamo Games, 4J Studios, Cohort Studios amongst others.

NCR Dundee

Dundee is also a key retail destination for North East Scotland and has been ranked 4th in Retail Rankings in Scotland.[84] The city centre offers a wide variety of retailers, department stores and independent/specialist stores. The Murraygate and High Street forms the main pedestrian area and is home to a number of main anchors such as Marks and Spencer, Monsoon, Accessorize and Zara.[84] The main pedestrian area also connects the two large shopping centres; the 420,000 sq ft (39,000 m2) Overgate Centre which is anchored by Debenhams, H&M, Next, Argos, and The Perfume Shop and the 310,000 sq ft (29,000 m2) Wellgate Centre by BHS, Home Bargains and Peacocks.[84] Other retail areas in the city include Gallagher Retail Park, Kingsway East Retail Park and Kingsway West Retail Park.[84]

Landmarks

St Mary's Tower, oldest building in Dundee, dating to late 15th century

The city and its landscape is dominated by The Law and the Firth of Tay. The Law, the large hill that lies to the north of the City Centre was the site of an Iron Age Hill Fort, upon which the Law War Memorial, designed by Thomas Braddock, was erected in 1921 to commemorate the fallen of World War I.[85] The waterfront, much altered by reclamation in the 19th century, retains several of the docks that once were the hub of the jute and whaling industries, including the Camperdown and Victoria Docks.[86] The Victoria Dock is the home of the frigate HMS Unicorn and the North Carr Lightship, while the RRS Discovery occupies Craig Pier, from where the ferries to Fife once sailed.

The oldest building in the city is St Mary's Tower, which dates to the late 15th century.[87] This forms part of the City Churches, which consists St Clements Church, dating to 1787-8 and built by Samuel Bell, Old St Paul's and St David's Church, built in 1841–42 by William Burn, and St Mary's Church, rebuilt in 1843–44, also by Burn following a fire.[88] Other significant churches in the city include the Gothic Revival Episcopal Cathedral of St Paul's, built by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1853 on the former site of Dundee Castle in the High Street,[89] and the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Andrew's, built in 1835 by George Mathewson in Nethergate.[90]

As a result of the destruction suffered during the Rough Wooing, little of the mediaeval city (aside from St Mary's Tower) remains and the earliest surviving domestic structures date from the Early Modern Era. A notable example is the Wishart Arch (or East Port) in Cowgate. It is the last surviving portion of the city walls and, dating prior to 1548, owes its continued existence to its association with the Protestant martyr George Wishart, who is said to have preached to plague victims from the East Port in 1544.[91] Another is the building complex on the High Street known as Gardyne's Land, parts of which date from around 1560.[92] The Howff burial ground in the northern part of the City Centre also dates from this time, having been gifted to the city by Mary Queen of Scots in 1564, having previously served as the grounds of a Franciscan abbey.[93]

Claypotts Castle, dating from the late 16th century

Several castles can be found in Dundee, mostly dating to the Early Modern Era. The earliest parts of Mains Castle in Caird park were built by David Graham in 1562 on the site of an earlier hunting lodge of 1460.[94] Dudhope Castle, originally the seat of the Scrymgeour family, dates to the late 16th century and was built on the site of earlier keep of 1460.[95] Claypotts Castle, a striking Z plan castle in West Ferry, was built by John Strachan dates to 1569-1588.[96] The ruins of Powrie Castle, north of Fintry date from the 16th century castle north .[97]

North of the City Churches, at the end of Reform Street, lies the High School of Dundee, built in 1829–34 by George Angus in a Greek Revival style.[98] Another school building of note is Morgan Academy on Forfar Road, built in 1863, designed by John Dick Peddie in a Dutch Gothic style.[99]

Dundee's industrial history as a centre for textile production is apparent throughout the city. Numerous former jute mills remain standing and while some lay derelict, many have been converted into alternate usages. Of particular note are the Tay Works, built by the Gilroy Brothers c.1850-1865,[100] Camperdown Works in Lochee, which built and owned by Cox Brothers, one of Europe's largest jute manufacturing companies, and begun in 1849,[101][102] and Upper Dens Mill and Lower Dens Works, built by the Baxter Brothers in the mid 19th century.[103]

As well as many 1960s landmark multi-storey housing buildings being demolished recently, the former Tayside House block, built in the same decade and nicknamed 'Faulty Towers' by many local people, is also being demolished[104] as part of the waterfront redevelopment program. The overall view of the city of Dundee from over the River Tay has substantially changed with the removal of these landmarks.

Transport

Dundee is served by the A90 road which connects the city to the M90 and Perth in the west, and Forfar and Aberdeen in the north. The part of the road that is in the city is a dual carriageway and forms the city's main bypass on its north side, known as the Kingsway. East of the A90's Forfar Road junction, the Kingsway East continues as the A972, and meets the A92 at the Scott Fyffe roundabout. Travelling east, the A92 connects the city to Arbroath and Montrose and to the south with Fife via the Tay Road Bridge.

The A930 links the city with coastal settlements to the east, including Broughty Ferry, Monifieth and Carnoustie. Progressing westward from where the A92 meets the Tay Road Bridge at the Riverside Roundabout, the A85 follows the southern boundary of the city along Riverside Drive and towards the A90 at the Swallow Roundabout. The A85 multiplexes with the A90 and diverges again at Perth.

Also meeting the A92 and A85 at the Riverside Roundabout is the A991 Inner Ring Road, which surrounds the perimeter of the city centre, returning to the A92 on the east side of the Tay Road Bridge. The A923 Dundee to Dunkeld road meets the A991 at the Dudhope Roundabout, and the A929 links the A991 to the A90 via Forfar Road.

External view of Dundee (Tay Bridge) Station

Dundee has an extensive public bus transport system, with the Seagate bus station serving as the city's main terminus for journeys out of town. National Express Dundee operates most of the intra-city services, with other more rural services operated by Stagecoach Strathtay. The city's two railway stations are the main Dundee (Tay Bridge) Station, which is situated near the waterfront and the much smaller Broughty Ferry Station, which is located to the eastern end of the city. These are complemented by the stations at Invergowrie, Balmossie and Monifieth. Passenger services at Dundee are provided by First ScotRail, CrossCountry and East Coast. There are no freight services that serve the city since the Freightliner terminal in Dundee was closed in the 1980s.

There are also many intercity bus services offered by Megabus, Citylink and National Express.

Dundee Airport offers commercial flights to London City Airport. Flights to Birmingham International Airport and Belfast City were discontinued in December 2012.[105] The airport is capable of serving small aircraft and is located 3 kilometres west of the city centre, adjacent to the River Tay. The nearest major international airport is Edinburgh Airport, 59.2 miles (95.3 km) to the south.

The nearest international passenger seaport is Newcastle upon Tyne.

Education

Schools

Schools in Dundee have a pupil enrolment of over 20,300. There are 37 primary state schools and nine secondary state schools in the city. Of these, 11 primary and two secondary schools serve the city's Catholic population; the remainder are non-denominational.[106] There is also one specialist school that caters for pupils with learning difficulties aged between five and 18 from Dundee and the surrounding area.[107]

Dundee is home to one independent school, the High School of Dundee, which was founded in the 13th century by the Abbot and monks of Lindores Abbey.[108] The current building was designed by George Angus in a Greek Revival style and built in 1832-34.[109] Early students included Thomas Thomson and Hector Boece,[110] as well as the brothers James, John and Robert Wedderburn who were the authors of The Gude and Godlie Ballatis, used early in the Scottish Reformation as a vehicle to spread Protestant theology.[111] It was the earliest reformed school in Scotland, having adopted the new religion in 1554. According to Blind Harry's largely apocryphal work The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace, William Wallace was also educated in Dundee.

Colleges and universities

The University of Dundee

Dundee is home to two universities and a student population of approximately 17,000.[2]

The University of Dundee became an independent entity in 1967, after around 70 years of being incorporated into the University of St Andrews. It was founded in 1881 by Mary Ann Baxter and her distant cousin John Boyd Baxter as University College, Dundee. it fully merged with the University of St Andrews in 1897 and was reorganised as Queen's College, Dundee in 1954.[112][113] Significant research in biomedical fields and oncology is carried out in the "College of Life Sciences".[114] The University is also home to one of the UK's top medical schools, based at the city's Ninewells Hospital.[115] The university also incorporates the Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art and Design and the teacher training college.

The University of Abertay Dundee was founded as Dundee Institute of Technology in 1888. It was granted university status in 1994 under the Further and Higher Education Act, 1992. The university is noted for its computing and creative technology courses, particularly in computer games technology.[116]

Dundee College is the city's umbrella further education college, which was established in 1985 as an institution of higher education and vocational training.

The Al-Maktoum Institute was established in Dundee in Blackness Road in 2001. It is a research-led institution of higher education which offers postgraduate programmes of study (taught Masters and MPhil/PhD research) in the study of Islam and multiculturalism. It is an independent institution, with its degree programmes validated by the University of Aberdeen. It is named after its patron, Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.[117]

Religious sites

Christian groups

Dundee Parish Church, St Mary's is one of three of the Dundee's City Churches which are joined together; only two function as places of worship: St. Mary's and St. Clement's (the Old Steeple) which can be seen in the background.

The Church of Scotland Presbytery of Dundee is responsible for overseeing the worship of 37 congregations in and around the Dundee area, 21 of which are in the city itself, with a further five in Broughty Ferry and Barnhill, although changing population patterns have led to some of the churches becoming linked charges.[118] Due to their city centre location, the City Churches, Dundee Parish Church (St Mary's) and the Steeple Church, are the most prominent Church of Scotland buildings in Dundee. They are on the site of the medieval parish kirk of St Mary, of which only the 15th century west tower survives. The attached church was once the largest parish church in medieval Scotland.[119] Dundee was unusual among Scottish medieval burghs in having two parish kirks; the second, dedicated to St Clement, has disappeared, but its site was approximately that of the present City Square.[120]

In the Middle Ages Dundee was also the site of houses of the Dominicans (Blackfriars), and Franciscans (Greyfriars), and had a number of hospitals and chapels. These establishments were sacked during the Scottish Reformation, in the mid-16th century, and were reduced to burial grounds, now Barrack Street (also referred to as the Dek-tarn street) and The Howff burial ground respectively.[121]

St. Paul's Cathedral is the seat of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Brechin. It is charged with overseeing the worship of 8 congregations in the city (9, including Broughty Ferry), as well as a further 17 in Angus, the Carse of Gowrie and parts of Aberdeenshire. The diocese was led by Bishop John Mantle until October 2010 when Bishop Mantle retired. The Diocese will be electing a new bishop in the Spring of 2011.[122] St. Andrew's Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunkeld, led by Bishop Vincent Paul Logan. The diocese is responsible for overseeing 15 congregations in Dundee and 37 in the surrounding area.[123]

There are Methodist,[124] Baptist,[125] Congregationalist,[126] United Reformed Church,[127] Pentecostalist[128] and Salvation Army[129] churches in the city, and non-mainstream Christian groups are also well represented, including the Unitarians,[130] the Society of Friends,[131] the Jehovah's Witnesses,[132] Seventh-day Adventist, Christadelphians,[133] and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[134]

Non-Christian groups

Muslims are served by the Dundee Islamic Society Central Mosque in Brown Street built in 2000 to replace their former premises in Hilltown.[135] There are also smaller mosques at Victoria Road and Dura Street.[136]

A recorded Jewish community has existed in the city since the early 19th century.[137] There is a small Orthodox synagogue at Dudhope Park[138] that was built in the 1960s,[139] with the Hebrew Burial Grounds located three miles (5 km) to the east.[140] Samye Dzong Dundee is a Buddhist Temple based in Reform Street.[141] There is also a Hindu mandir and Sikh gurdwara that share a premises in Taylor's Lane situated in the West End of the city, and there is a second gurdwara in Victoria Road.[142]

Culture

The McManus Galleries in the city's Albert Square

Dundee is home to Scotland's only full-time repertory ensemble, established in the 1930s. One of its alumni, Hollywood actor Brian Cox is a native of the city.[143] The Dundee Repertory Theatre, built in 1982 is the base for Scottish Dance Theatre.

Dundee's principal concert auditorium, the Caird Hall (named after its benefactor, the jute baron James Key Caird) in the City Square regularly hosts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.[144] Various smaller venues host local and international musicians during Dundee's annual Jazz, Guitar and Blues Festivals. The Dundee Contemporary Arts, which opened in 1999 in the city's cultural quarter, is home to both an art gallery and art house cinema.[145]

The city's main museum and art gallery, McManus Galleries is in Albert Square.[146] The exhibits include a collection of fine and decorative art, items from Dundee's history and natural history artefacts. Britain's only full-time public observatory, Mills Observatory at the summit of the city's Balgay Hill was gifted to the city by linen manufacturer and keen amateur scientist, John Mills in 1935.[147] Sensation Science Centre in the Greenmarket is a science centre based on the five senses through a series of interactive shows and exhibits.[148] Verdant Works is a museum dedicated to the once dominant jute industry in Dundee and is based in a former jute mill.[149] The University of Dundee also runs several public museums and galleries, including the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum and the Tayside Medical History Museum. A new £47 million pound centre for art and design known as the "V&A at Dundee" is to be built south of Craig Harbour onto the River Tay for completion in 2015. The new museum may bring another 500,000 extra visitors to the city and create up to 900 jobs for the area.[150]

The city's archives and records are mostly kept by two archives, Dundee City Archives, which are operated by Dundee City Council and the University of Dundee's Archive Services. Dundee City Archives holds the official records of the city and of the former Tayside Regional Council.[151] the archive also holds the records of various people groups and organizations connected to the city. The University's Archive Services hold a wide range of material relating to the University and its predecessor institutions and to individuals associated with the University such as D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson. Archive Services is also home to athe archives of several individuals, businesses and organizations based in Dundee and the surrounding area.[152] The records held include a substantial number of business archives relating to the jute and linen industry in Dundee, records of other businesses including the archives of the Alliance Trust and the department store G. L. Wilson, the records of the Brechin Diocese of the Scottish Episcopal Church and the NHS Tayside Archive.[153][154] The same archive also holds the Michael Peto collection which includes thousands of the famed photojournalist's photographs, negatives, slides, publications and papers.[155]

Dundee Headquarters of DC Thomson & Co.

Dundee is home to DC Thomson & Son Ltd established in 1905, which produces over 200 million magazines, newspapers and comics every year, which include The Beano, The Dandy and the The Press and Journal.[84] Dundee has a strong literary heritage, with several authors having been born, lived or studied in the city. These include A. L. Kennedy, Rosamunde Pilcher, Kate Atkinson, Thomas Dick, Mary Shelley, Mick McCluskey, John Burnside and Neil Forsyth. The Dundee International Book Prize is a biennial competition open to new authors, offering a prize of £10,000 and publication by Polygon Books. Past winners have included Andrew Murray Scott, Claire-Marie Watson and Malcolm Archibald. William McGonagall, regularly cited as the "world's worst poet",[156] worked and wrote in the city, often giving performances of his work in pubs and bars. Many of his poems are about the city and events therein, such as his work The Tay Bridge Disaster. City of Recovery Press was founded in Dundee, and has become a controversial figure in documenting the darker side of the city.[157]

Cinema

The Dundee Mountain Film Festival (DMFF), held in the last weekend of November, presents the best presenters and films of the year in mountaineering, mountain culture and adventure sport, along with an art and trade exhibition.[158] DMFF is also one of the members of International Alliance for Mountain Film (IAMF)[159] among other important international Mountain film festivals.

Music

Popular music groups such as the 1970s soul-funk outfit Average White Band, the Associates, the band Spare Snare, Danny Wilson and the Indie rock bands The View and The Law are from Dundee. Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue and singer-songwriter KT Tunstall are former pupils of the High School of Dundee, although Tunstall is not a native of the city.[160] The Northern Irish indie rock band Snow Patrol was formed by students at the University of Dundee,[161] Brian Molko, lead singer of Placebo, grew up in the city.[162] At the end of June, Dundee hosts an annual blues festival known as the Dundee Blues Bonanza.[163]

Television and radio

Dundee is home to one of 11 BBC Scotland broadcasting centres, located within the Nethergate Centre.[164] STV North's Tayside news and advertising operations are based in the Seabraes area of the city, from where an STV News Tayside opt-out bulletin is broadcast, (though not on Digital Satellite), within the nightly regional news programme, STV News at Six. The city also has a community internet TV station called The Dundee Channel which was launched on 1 September 2009.

The city has three local radio stations. Radio Tay was launched on 17 October 1980.[165] The station split frequencies in January 1995 launching Tay FM for a younger audience and Tay AM playing classic hits. In 1999, Discovery 102 was launched, later to be renamed Wave 102.

Sports and Recreation

Dundee has two professional football teams; Dundee and Dundee United who play at Dens Park and Tannadice Park, respectively.[166][167] Their stadiums are closer together than any senior football club pair in the UK.[168] Dundee is one of only three British cities to have produced two European Cup semi-finalists. Dundee lost to A.C. Milan in 1963 [169] and Dundee United lost to A.S. Roma in 1984.[170] Dundee also reached the semi-finals of the forerunner to the UEFA Cup in 1968 and Dundee United were runners-up in the UEFA Cup in 1987.[171] There are also seven junior football teams in the area: Dundee North End, East Craigie, Lochee Harp, Lochee United, Dundee Violet, Broughty Athletic and Downfield.[172]

The city is also home to five rugby union teams – Dundee High School Former Pupils rugby club who play in the RBS Premiership Division One;[173] Morgan Academy Former Pupils in the RBS Premiership Division Three;[174] Harris Academy Former Pupils in the RBS Caledonian Division Two Midlands[175] and Panmure R.F.C. and Stobswell R.F.C. both in the RBS Caledonian Division Three Midlands.[176]

Dundee Stars, the main ice hockey team, play at the Dundee Ice Arena. The team joined the Elite League in the 2010/2011 season.[177]

Other sports clubs operating in the city include Dundee Handball Club, Grove Menzieshill Hockey Club; Dundee Northern Lights floorball club, Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, Dundee City Aquatics and Dundee & Angus Radio Controlled Car Klub (DARCCK).

A new £36 million Olympia leisure centre with multi-storey car park which will replace the exiting facility, construction has begun and is progressing very well, the structure is complete and is scheduled for a completion date in early 2013.[178]

Public services

Backwater Reservoir

Dundee and the surrounding area is supplied with water by Scottish Water. Dundee, along with parts of Perthshire and Angus is supplied from Lintrathen and Backwater reservoirs in Glen Isla.[179] Electricity distribution is by Scottish Hydro Electric plc, part of the Scottish and Southern Energy group.

Waste management is handled by Dundee City Council. There is a kerbside recycling scheme that currently only serves 15,500 households in Dundee. Cans, glass and plastic bottles are collected on a weekly basis.[180] Compostable material and non-recyclable material are collected on alternate weeks.[181] Paper is collected for recycling on a four-weekly basis.[182]

Recycling centres and points are at a number of locations in Dundee.[183] Items accepted include, steel and aluminium cans, cardboard, paper, electrical equipment, engine oil, fridges and freezers, garden waste, gas bottles, glass, liquid food and drinks cartons, plastic bottles, plastic carrier bags, rubble, scrap metal, shoes and handbags, spectacles, textiles, tin foil, wood and yellow pages. According to recent figures taken in 2008, suggest the city council has a recycling rate of 36.1%.[184]

Law enforcement is provided by Tayside Police. The headquarters of Tayside Police are in West Bell Street.[185] There are also four police stations which serve the city: Maryfield, Lochee, Downfield and Longhaugh.[185]

Healthcare is supplied in the area by NHS Tayside. Ninewells Hospital, is the only hospital with an accident and emergency department in the area. Primary Health Care in Dundee is supplied by a number of General Practices. Dundee is also served by the East Central Region of the Scottish Ambulance Service which covers the city, Tayside and Kingdom of Fife.[186] There are two ambulance stations for the city; one on West School Road and the other at Ninewells Hospital.[187]

Twin cities

The arms of the twinned cities and their national flags alongside those of Dundee in the City Chambers.

Dundee maintains cultural, economic and educational ties with six twin cities:[188]

In addition, the Scottish Episcopalian Diocese of Brechin (centred on St Paul's Cathedral in Dundee) is twinned with the diocese of Iowa, United States and the diocese of Swaziland.[189]

See also

  • Brittle Bone Society, a UK charity established in 1968 in Dundee
  • Alexander C. Lamb and references to the Lamb Collection which is held in the City Museum and the Local History Centre of Dundee Central Library.

Notes

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  3. ^ a b Mid-2008 Population Estimates
  4. ^ Watson 1926, p. 220; Dundee is also recorded as Dun-Tay, e.g. Pont c1583-96
  5. ^ The earliest evidence for human occupation of the area dates as far back as the Mesolithic: Mathewson 1879; RCAHMS Canmore database: Dundee, Stannergate
  6. ^ Barrow 2003, p. 266
  7. ^ Barrow 1990, pp. 20–21; Turnock 1982, p. 23; Mackie 1836, pp. 23–24
  8. ^ a b Barrow 1990, p. 24
  9. ^ Barrow 1965, p. 272; p. 374
  10. ^ Mackie 1836, pp. 30–32; pp. 207–208
  11. ^ McKean 2009, pp. 9–10; Merriman 2000 pp. 263, 292, 304, 360–361
  12. ^ Lythe 1958, pp. 27–28; Reid 1990, pp. 97–99; Cowan 1995, pp. 195–198; Cullen, Whatley & Young 2009, pp. 61–63
  13. ^ Mackie 1836, pp. 32–38; Lythe 1958, pp. 28–30; Cullen, Whatley & Young 2009, pp. 63–64
  14. ^ Lenman 1980, p. 30; Patrick 2009, pp. 85–88
  15. ^ Whatley, Swinfen & Smith 1993, pp. 28–30
  16. ^ McKean, Swan & Archibald 2009, p. 274; Whatley 1992, p. 23; Checkland & Checkland 1989, p. 45; Durie 1979 p. 27; p. 52; pp. 146–147;
  17. ^ McKean, Swan & Archibald 2009, p. 275
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  38. ^ a b Dundee House
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  40. ^ Dundee Tory leader hits out at critic 2005
  41. ^ Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004
  42. ^ Councillors - Political Wards - by Councillor Surname
  43. ^ a b Fifth Periodical Review of Constituencies
  44. ^ Stewart Hosie, MP for Dundee East
  45. ^ James McGovern, MP for Dundee West
  46. ^ Shona Robison, MSP for Dundee East
  47. ^ Joe Fitzpatrick, MSP for Dundee West
  48. ^ Graeme Dey, MSP for Angus South
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  66. ^ Tenants gone, soon multi too; Last of Menzieshill multis to be brought down this week; Four Dundee Hilltown multi-storey blocks to come down; Fate of Whitfield's Skarne blocks to be decided
  67. ^ Peel, Finlayson & McMahon 2007
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  70. ^ Jul 2006 Mean
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  72. ^ 1971-2000 >25c days
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  75. ^ Comparative Employment: Dundee
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  78. ^ NCR Cash Advance
  79. ^ First Dundee computer next year
  80. ^ General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade 1969
  81. ^ Timex pulls the plug on Dundee plant; Scott 2002, pp. 163–165
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  83. ^ The Complete History of DMA Design
  84. ^ a b c d e Discover Dundee Retail
  85. ^ Law Hill War Memorial, Category B listing
  86. ^ Camperdown Dock, Category A listing
    Victoria Dock with Pedestrian and Vehicular Swing Bridges, Category A listing
  87. ^ Nethergate, City Churches, St Mary's Tower or the Steeple, Category A Listing
    McKean & Walker 1985, pp. 52–54
  88. ^ Nethergate, City Churches, St Clement's, or Steeple Church, Category A Listing
    Nethergate, City Churches, Old St Paul's and St David's, or South Church, Category A Listing
    Nethergate, City Churches, St Mary's East, or Dundee Parish Church, Category A Listing
    McKean & Walker 1985, pp. 52–54
  89. ^ 150 Nethergate, St Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Including Presbytery and Former Sea Wall to South, Category A Listing
    McKean & Walker 1985, p. 57
  90. ^ Castle Hill, St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, including steps and boundary wall, Category A Listing
    McKean & Walker 1985, p. 57
  91. ^ Dundee, East Port of, Wishart Arch
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  92. ^ 70-73 (Inclusive Nos) High Street, Including Gardyne's Land, Gray's Close and Clock with Model of the Town House; McKean & Walker 1985, p. 18; Dragging a building into the 21st century; Gardyne's Land wins multiple awards
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  94. ^ Caird Park Mains Castle, Category A listing, McKean & Walker 1985, p. 120
  95. ^ Dudhope Castle, Category A listing; McKean & Walker 1985, pp. 74–75
  96. ^ Claypotts Castle, Category A listing; McKean & Walker 1985, p. 103
  97. ^ Powrie, Old Powrie Castle, Including Adjoining Boundary Wall
  98. ^ Euclid Crescent High School, including Lodge, Gatepiers, Boundary wall and railings, Category A listing; McKean & Walker 1985, p. 47
  99. ^ Forfar Road, Morgan Academy, Main Block and Janitor's House with Terrace, Boundary Walls and Gatepiers, Category A listing; McKean & Walker 1985, p. 97
  100. ^ 2 Lochee Road, Tay Works, Category A listing; McKean & Walker 1985, p. 85
  101. ^ Methven Street, Camperdown Works High Mill or Silver Mill, Category A listing; McKean & Walker 1985, p. 89
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  106. ^ Primary Schools; Secondary Schools
  107. ^ Kingspark School
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  116. ^ money for computer games centre
  117. ^ Al-Maktoum Institute
  118. ^ Presbytery of Dundee
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  123. ^ The Diocese of Dunkeld
  124. ^ Dundee Methodist Church
  125. ^ Trinity Baptist Church
  126. ^ Dundee Congregational Church
  127. ^ National Synod of Scotland, URC East Link
  128. ^ Assemblies of God Scotland
  129. ^ Salvation Army Dundee; Salvation Army Menzieshill
  130. ^ Williamson Unitarian Christian Church Dundee
  131. ^ Dundee Quaker Meeting
  132. ^ Jehovah's Witnesses - Dundee
  133. ^ Dundee Christadelphian Ecclesia
  134. ^ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  135. ^ Dundee Islamic Society Central Mosque
  136. ^ UK Mosque Searcher: Mosques in Dundee
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  138. ^ Dundee Hebrew Congregation
  139. ^ Scotland's Jewish Community
  140. ^ International Jewish Cemetery Project — Scotland
  141. ^ Kagyu Samye Dzong Dundee (Rokpa Dundee)
  142. ^ Hindu Council UK; Gurudwaras in Scotland
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  153. ^ "University of Dundee Archives Services the Collections". University of Dundee. http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/archman.htm. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  154. ^ "Business Archives". Archives, Records and Artefacts at the University of Dundee. http://www.archives-records-artefacts.com/2011/01/business-archives.html. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  155. ^ "Michael Peto Photographic Collection", University of Dundee. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  156. ^ McGonagall 1992
  157. ^ www.cityofrecovery.com
  158. ^ Dundee Mountain Film Festival
  159. ^ International Alliance for Mountain Film
  160. ^ Almost Famous
  161. ^ Snow Patrol
  162. ^ NME Interview with Placebo
  163. ^ Dundee Blues Bonanza
  164. ^ Contact numbers for BBC Scotland
  165. ^ Radio Tay's first day
  166. ^ Dundee United
  167. ^ Dundee
  168. ^ Tannadice Park
  169. ^ European Cup History, Season 1962–1963
  170. ^ European Cup History, Season 1983–1984
  171. ^ UEFA Cup History, Season 1986–1987
  172. ^ Scottish Junior Football Clubs A–K
  173. ^ Dundee HSFP
  174. ^ Morgan Academy
  175. ^ Harris Academy
  176. ^ Panmure and Stobswell
  177. ^ Dundee Stars join Elite
  178. ^ new Olympia leisure centre
  179. ^ Scrimgeour 1968, pp. 278–283
  180. ^ Kerbside Recycling Box Scheme
  181. ^ Brown Bin Garden Waste Collection
  182. ^ Blue Bin Paper Collections
  183. ^ Recycling Centres; Recycling Points
  184. ^ Waste Aware Tayside
  185. ^ a b Policing in Dundee
  186. ^ Scottish Ambulance Service
  187. ^ Ambulance Stations in Scotland
  188. ^ Chronicle of The City's Office Bearers, Chambers, Regalia, Castles & Twin Cities; City promotes Emirates connection
  189. ^ Brechin-Iowa-Swaziland: Walking together in companionship

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