Living and Working in Dundee
Dundee is Scotland’s fourth city; set by the River Tay it boasts an impressive location which is scenic, modern and vibrant. Dundee also has a rich history and proud traditions.
With population of around 143,000, Dundee has re-invented itself over recent years to become known as the “City of Discovery”. Shedding its image of post industrial decline, major investment has enabled the rejuvenation of the city centre, and through major advances in medicine, electronic entertainment and the arts, the city and its people are famed for their innovation and invention.
One of Dundee’s many attractions is “Discovery Point”, home to Captain Scott’s restored ship ‘Discovery’, in which he sailed during his expedition to the Antarctic. Dundee is also well recognised for its Contemporary Arts, Museums as well as a cultural events calendar bursting with things to see and do.
There are lots of opportunities for sports; Dundee could be described as a golfer’s paradise. There are 30 golf courses in and around the city, including major championship courses at both St Andrews and Carnoustie, whilst Gleneagles is but a drive away.
The Glenshee Ski centre will take you into the glorious highlands and is just a 45 minute drive; these slopes attract skiers and snowboarders for all over the UK. If you like football, Dundee is also home to two Scottish Premier League Clubs, Dundee at Dens Park and Dundee United at Tannadice.
Dundee is one of the most inexpensive cities in the UK for renting or buying property, while Dundonians are rated by Lonely Planet as ‘among the friendliest, most welcoming and most entertaining people in Scotland.’
Dundee’s road and rail links mean that it is well situated for visits to Scotland’s other towns and cities.