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Living And Working In Dundee

Dundee is situated on the Firth of Tay estuary, which flows into the North Sea and is in eastern Scotland. It is Scotland's fourth largest city following on from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. It is approximately a sixty mile drive to Scotland's capital Edinburgh and there are regular direct train journeys to and from London which is around 470 miles (depending on the route) from Dundee.
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Joanna Clare
Content Manager
Published on
March 13, 2024

Dundee is situated on the Firth of Tay estuary, which flows into the North Sea and is in eastern Scotland. It is Scotland's fourth largest city following on from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. It is approximately a sixty mile drive to Scotland's capital Edinburgh and there are regular direct train journeys to and from London which is around 470 miles (depending on the route) from Dundee.

Being adjacent to the North Sea, the winters are described as oceanic, meaning it can be cold and windy especially in Winter when storms are not uncommon. Summers are often cooler than maybe you are used to but the sun does come out!

Often remembered for its extremely important and significant role in ship building, Dundee has an interesting history and is often described as being famous for its ‘three j’s’ namely jute, jam and journalism. Jute mills were especially common in the latter part of the nineteenth century. The jam reference refers to the idea of marmalade being introduced with Keiller’s marmalade, which was then exported on a large scale. The journalism part is because of a large and well regarded publishing firm which is still there well over a century later. Of course, Dundee has a much more varied past with colourful stories of sieges and wars which span throughout the centuries.

Dundee’s diverse sectors include life sciences and research, energy, medicine and healthcare, creative industries, digital, video game development, tech, cyber security, electronics, education, publishing, sales and the leisure/retail industries.

It was the UK’s first UNESCO City of Designin 2014 and the city has since transformed itself into a growing city on a journey of major economic, social and cultural development which has remained proud of its culture. This coming Autumn, the Dundee Design Festival is set to return to celebrate its tenth anniversary!

It is successfully transforming and regenerating the Waterfront costing around £1.5 billion pounds and which has seen investment and businesses boost the economy. The arrival of the highly acclaimed and much anticipated design attraction, the Victoria and Albert Museum, roused significant interest and has generated over £304 million for the Scottish economy since it opened in 2018. Over 1.5 million visitors come to Dundee each year due to the rich tapestries of castles, abbeys, waterfalls, forests, mountainous regions, unspoilt beaches and some amazing opportunities to watch wildlife. The city has an exceptional selection of shops from well known high street stores to quirky and unique shops which can be found in the quiet little back streets and lanes. Dundee offers a staggering range of options for eating and drinking with a huge selection of restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, pubs and street food outlets.

The city is known for being a centre of academic and research excellence and there are two world class universities situated in the city, in addition to several other higher education providers.

The average price for a property here is very affordable compared to many other regions and with everything you could possibly dream of on your own doorstep, Dundee really is a fantastic place to be.

The next event being hosted by the UK Careers Fair will be held on March 21st between 10am - 2pm. The venue is Malmaison Dundee, DD1 4AY. This spacious 4 star hotel is conveniently situated in the heart of the city, on the banks of the River Tay and close to many attractions. This Grade B listed beautiful building has an interesting history, having originally been constructed around 1889 and has retained many original features which add to its unique charm.

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