Introductions to Dundee

Next to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, this city is the fourth largest city in Scotland. Dundee is among the top ten cities in Britain for its quality of life. In its 800 years of walking, the city has become a top industrial centre and an important shipbuilding place.

Textiles and jute are very famous here. Built on the basalt plug of an extinct volcano now called ‘Dundee Law’, the city is an important tourist destination.

Located on the banks of the River Tay, which flows into the North Sea, Dundee is a fine place to spend our holidays. With Sidlaw Hills in the North and the Carse of Gowrie in the West, Dundee has a pleasant and calm atmosphere. Broughty Ferry and Monifieth are two popularly known residential suburbs which are located to the East of Dundee.

Dundee has wonderful climatic conditions with an average of 50 days of sunshine per year. July to August is warm with temperature reaching 25 degree celsius and just opposite to it are the months January and February with cool temperature extending from 5 to 7 degree celsius.

The Fortress of Daigh was constructed by the Picts on Dundee Law which acquired the name “Dun Deagh”. And by 12th century the city achieved the royal status. The city flourished soon with developments as an importing, exporting and distributing centre. As it reached the 16th century textile industries were emerging in plenty that made the trade more successful.

Dundee celebrated its 800th anniversary in 1991 and on 5 March 2004, Dundee was approved Fairtrade City status. Broughty Ferry was added to the East of Dundee in 1913. Dundee became the directorial centre of Tayside Region from 1975 and was itself administered as one of the districts of that province. Dundee has been a independent Unitary Authority since the eradication of two-tier local government in Scotland in 1996. Thus the city formed itself as Scotland’s smallest local government sector.

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