Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland. It lies within the eastern central Lowlands on the north bank of the Firth of Tay. Under the name of Dundee City, it forms one of the 32 council areas used for local government in Scotland.
Promoted as ‘One City, Many Discoveries’, Dundee has a rich history of scientific activities, the RRS Discovery, Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic exploration vessel, built in Dundee and now berthed in the city harbour. Biomedical and technological industries have had a presence since the 1980’s, the city now accounting for 10% of the UK’s digital-entertainment industry.
Dundee is also known for the Dandy, the Beano, Desperate Dan, Oor Wullie. A walk up the Law, offers a 360-degree uninterrupted view of Dundee, the Tay estuary and the Tay Bridge.
Recognised as a regional employment and education centre, there are over 300,000 persons within 30 a minute drive of the city centre and around 630,000 people within an hour. Many commute from North East Fife, Angus and Perth and Kinross. The largest employers in the city are NHS Tayside, Dundee City Council, University of Dundee, Tesco, D. C. Thomson & Co and BT.
Serviced offices in Dundee are served by the A90 road, connecting to the M90 and Perth in the west, Forfar and Aberdeen in the north. Travelling east, the A92 connects the city to Arbroath and Montrose and to the south with Fife via the Tay Road Bridge. The city’s two railway stations are Dundee Tay Bridge Station, and the smaller Broughty Ferry Station, which is located to the eastern end of the city. There are also many intercity bus services offered by Megabus, Citylink and National Express. Dundee Airport offers commercial flights to London City Airport.