About Dundee

Dundee is Scotland's fourth largest city and is home to 143,090 people. It is situated on the north bank of the Firth of Tay and since it is Scotland's only south facing city boasts slightly higher temperatures than other Scottish cities. It is within day out distance of the cities of Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh and is a short drive from some of the UK's most beautiful countryside.

Dundee is also known as the 'City of Discovery', both in honour of Robert Falcon Scott's Antartic explorer RRS Discovery, which was built and is now docked in Dundee, and as a reflection of the city's scientific past, present and future. During the Industrial Revolution, Dundee became a centre for journalism, the importation and processing of jute and the production of marmalade. Today Dundee continues to play a key role in UK industry, particularly in the digital entertainment and computer games and the biomedical industries. It is also home to the Sensation Science Centre, one of the UK's most exctiing science education venues.

The University of Dundee is located in the heart of the city's vibrant 'Cultural Quarter', which offers a wide range of eating, drinking and arts venues. The dynamic Dundee Contemporary Arts centre (DCA) houses a cinema, exhibition spaces and the Jute Café Bar. The Dundee Rep Theatre, home to Scottish Dance Theatre, offers a diverse programme of theatre, dance, comedy and music events and the Het Theatre Cafe, one of the city's most popular eating places. Nearby, the pedestrianised city centre and the Overgate Shopping Centre provide a good selection of shops and cafes.