Balgay Bridge

Balgay Bridge spans 80 feet across a natural gorge in Balgay Par, a public space in west central Dundee.

The decorative iron crossing was constructed in 1872.

Desperate Dan Statue and ‘Dawg'

Desperate Dan, hero of DC Thomson's ‘The Dandy' comics, is immortalised in Dundee, his place of ‘birth'.

The grizzly-faced strong man is cast in an 8-ft tall bronze statue in the city centre alongside his ‘Dawg'.

Dundee Dragon Sculpture - by Tony Morrow

The Dragon is based on a local legend of the Nine Maidens. The dragon guards the east end of the High Street.

The dragon sculpture was the concept of Alistair Smart, a lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Unfortunately he died just before he was offered the commission after winning a limited competition. It was Alistair’s family who requested that Tony Morrow, an ex-...

The Lemmings - by Alyson Conway

Three lemmings climb a column at Seabraes on Perth Road in Dundee.

The characters celebrate the video games industry in Dundee through the ground-breaking success of a computer game created by Dundee based DMA Design.

Oor Wullie

 

Dundee newest public art statue, A’body’s favourite wee laddie, Oor Wullie has been immortalised by sculpture Malcolm Robertson.

The cheeky schoolboy who has delighted readers of the Sunday Post for generations is now placed proudly outside The McManus art gallery, posing with his...

The Dundee Penguins

Sculpted by Angela Hunter these five penguins located at City Churches have become a firm favourite with the Dundee public and Dundee’s answer to Glasgow’s Duke of Wellington statue.

The penguins are regularly gorilla dressed to join in city occasions from graduation to charity fundraising events and from Christmas celebrations to Royal visits. They have their own Facebook page.

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Sea Eagle Feather Sculpture

Designed by Ellen Brown and located on Stannergate Cycle Path, The Feather Sculpture was commissioned by RSPB Scotland to celebrate the reintroduction of the Sea Eagle into Scotland.

Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works

Scotland's Jute Museum@Verdant Works and High Mill is a tale of two cities: both of them Dundee.

For thousands in the 19th century it was a city of long working hours, poor pay and ill-health.

For the privileged few it was a city of opportunity and wealth.

At the museum the rattle and roar of the...

Public Art

Public art has part of Dundee's urban environment since 1982 and over 120 artworks are now in situ throughout the city.

Dundee City Council and Dundee Partnership actively support the development of new works by encouraging the private sector to get involved with public art projects and promoting ‘art in architecture' schemes, artworks for public spaces, the involvement of quality...

Powrie Castle

Powrie Castle is a 16th century castle located in the north of Dundee, The castle was built in the early 16th century and later razed in 1548 by the English, then based in Balgillo, as part of the Rough Wooing.

It was after this incident that the castle was rebuilt as two separate buildings forming a courtyard.

The south wing was built as a Z-plan tower house with a vaulted...

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