From industrial to boutique - visit Dundee and witness the dawn of a new city
For over 200 years it was famous for producing three important J’s. Dundee prospered on the back of factories churning out jam (specifically marmalade) and sacking material jute. Both vanished 50 years ago, and only the third J, journalism, survives.
But Scotland’s fourth largest city is now rising from the ashes of its industrial past and making the most of its history, not to mention its handy location between the River Tay and the Highlands.
Millions are being pumped into new hotels, transport infrastructure and visitor attractions.
And though the city is in the midst of a huge restoration, improvements are already obvious, particularly down on the waterfront where eyesore buildings have been replaced by new developments complementing the surrounding scenery.
Once a poor cousin to Glasgow and Edinburgh, Dundee is now worth a visit.