With a population
approaching 150,000 people, Dundee is now recognised as the fourth
largest city in Scotland. Based on the north bank of the Firth of
Tay, Dundee is known as the City of Discovery in recognition to the
city's long history of scientific work.
After Glasgow, Dundee has the highest population density in Scotland
due to its relatively small landscape area. The city is built up by
several Victorian houses and a large amount of tower blocks.
Dundee is conveniently located closely to two popular and
prestigious golf club. St Andrews, often known as the "home of golf"
is just 14 miles away and Carnoustie is also close by.
Dundee has two popular universities, the University of Dundee and
the University of Abertay. The universities are home to around
17,000 students and offer leading biomedical research.
Dundee is home to the Scottish Dance Theatre. The theatre is one of
the United Kingdom's premier contemporary dance companies and is
based at the Dundee Rep Theatre. Janet Smith, the Artistic Director
of the company, has provided significant contributions to the
choreographic repertoire of the theatre.
Transport to Dundee by road is mainly via the A90 road. This
connects Dundee to the M90 motorway which links the city to Perth to
the west and Aberdeen to the north.
The bus service in Dundee is very extensive and operate inside the
city and the surrounding areas. The main railway station in Dundee
is Dundee Tay Bridge Station but there is a smaller station in the
east of the city called Brouty Fettery Station.
Dundee Airport provides commercial flights from Dundee to Birmingham
International Airport, Belfast City Airport and London City Airport.
A larger, international airport, is located at Edinburgh
(approximately 40 miles south of Dundee).
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