Dundee and Angus
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Dundee and Angus

Scotland’s fourth largest city known historically for its jute, jam and journalism, Dundee is a city of science, historic ships, culture and arts.  Scotland's sunniest city, Dundee, is a dynamic and compact place that's becoming a modern wonder. Not only is it a UNESCO City of Design, but it's home to the V&A Dundee, the world's only V&A museum outside of London.

Karen Tocher, Business Events Manager, Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau:

"Welcome to a pioneering, creative and innovative region, where business events are spearheaded by great minds from business and academia collaborating to progress global knowledge exchange.  Our Pathfinders are advancing sectors which benefit individuals, institutions, organisations and communities here and around the world.  Welcome to the region of Dundee, Angus, Fife and Perthshire."

8 fascinating facts about Dundee and Angus!

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  • James Chalmers, the inventor of the adhesive postage stamp was born in Dundee.
  • The first radio broadcast was sent from Dundee.
  • Glamis Castle in Angus was the childhood home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who was later known as Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.
  • There are over 50 golf courses within an hour's drive from Dundee.
  • Rockstar North, as it is now known as, was founded in Dundee. Rockstar North created the famous Grand Theft Auto video game.
  • In 1706, Britain's first ever elephant dissection was carried out in Dundee by Doctor Patrick Blair.
  • The city was officially recognised by the United Nations as a UNESCO City of Design in 2014.
  • Dundee was named in Lonely Planet's 'Best in Europe 2018'.

Travelling to Dundee and Angus

Fly into Dundee from London Stansted Airport and London City or choose the international airports of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. It's also a main point on the north east rail line, is served by coaches from across the UK, and can be reached by car along the main motorways. It's around 1 to 2 hours travel from Scotland's main cities.

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