The Ultimate Guide to Living in Dundee
What and where is Dundee?
Dundee is Scotland’s fourth largest city. A current estimate gives the population of Dundee as 148,280. Dundee is located in the eastern central lowlands on the north of the Firth of Tay. Dundee is labelled as ‘One City, Many Discoveries’ in honour of the scientific discoveries made in the city and the RRS Discovery, the exploration vessel. Dundee feature 2 major football clubs Dundee F.C. and Dundee United F.C. who have stadiums all but adjacent to each other.
What is Dundee popular for?
In more recent times Dundee is known for its more technological industries and actually the city accounts for 10% of the United Kingdom’s digital entertainment industry.
Living and Working in Dundee
Dundee has seen significant regeneration, especially with the new waterfront development, along with a cultural quarter and the opening of the modern new V&A museum. This has given the city a much-needed fresh aesthetic and culture. Within the city there is a good selection of shops and facilities, including the Overgate Shopping Centre. There are also some kooky, independent shops and indie markets and pop-up shops happen throughout the year.
Dundee had the lowest employment rate in the UK. The employment rate is 64.1% which is lower than the national average which stands at 74.2%. To meet the national average Dundee would need 10,000 extra jobs.
Is Dundee a safe place to live?
The Dundee police are part of the wider Tayside Division of Police Scotland, who have strong links to Dundee City Council. Dundee was voted Scotland’s best place to live in recent years thanks to its sense of community and low crime rate.
Schools in Dundee
There are many schools in Dundee including a great range of primary, secondary, independent and SEND educational settings. Within the catchment area of Dundee you’ll find; Our Lady’s RC Primary School, Rosebank Primary School and Dens Road Primary School are highly rated and popular secondary schools include Grove Academy, St John’s RC High School and Morgan Academy. There is also a few options for further education in Dundee as well, within the area there is; Dundee & Aungus College, University of Dundee and Abertay University and there is the prestigious University of St Andrews only 20 mins away.
Shopping in Dundee
Dundee is known as a walkable city, meaning that a large majority of it is pedestrianised and you can walk around without need for transport. You can find all your high-street favourites in the Overgate Shopping Centre and in the Wellgate Shopping Centre featuring a famous 40-year-old nursery rhyme clock. There is also a large public library and a wonderful selection of pop-up shops.
Where to Stay in Dundee?
- Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa
- Sleeperz Hotel Dundee
- Hampton by Hilton Dundee
- Best Western Queens Hotel
- Malmaison Dundee
- The Landmark Hotel and Leisure Club
- Holiday Inn Express Dundee
- Jolly’s Hotel Wetherspoon
- Best Western Woodlands Hotel
- Longforgan Coaching Inn
Top places to visit in Dundee
- Discovery Point
- Verdant Works
- The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum
- The Dundee Law
- Desperate Dan Statue
- HMS Unicorn
- Dundee Museum of Transport
- Broughty Castle Museum
- Camperdown Wildlife Centre
- OOR Wullie Bronze Statue
Top 10 places to eat in Dundee:
- Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar
- Gidi Grill
- Collinsons Restaurant
- Brasserie Ecosse
- The Flame Tree Café
- Rancho Pancho
- Gallery 48
- Pacamara Food & Drink
Dundee Locksmith FAQs:
Where is the hospital in Dundee?
Ninewells Hospital is situated on the western outskirts of Dundee. The main entrance is on Ninewells Avenue which runs between Perth Road and Glamis Road.
What is the closest airport to Dundee?
The nearest major international airport is Edinburgh Airport, 59.2 miles to the south.
Need a Locksmith in Dundee?
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