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Monday, 09 May 2016 15:25

Bonnie Dundee

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Bonnie Dundee

There’s a lot happening in Dundee! 

The Dundee Waterfront Regeneration includes the building of the V&A Museum of Design (scheduled to open in 2018), along with other new and innovative building projects.  Read more about this massive transformation of Dundee’s waterfront alongside the River Tay here https://www.dundeewaterfront.com

Don’t wait till 2018 to visit this famous Scottish City! 

Dundee has a lot of great attractions to explore.   Below are some of those “not to be missed” places to visit.

 

 

Enjoy shopping?  There are lots of local shops as well as The Wellgate Shopping Centre and the Overgate Shopping Centre all within the City Centre. 

It’s about a 10 minute walk between the City Centre and The Waterfront where you’ll also find Dundee Railway Station.  From the Waterfront there's a great view of the Tay Road and Rail Bridges stretching across the River Tay.  

Go on - visit Dundee (or visit Dundee again) and enjoy walking around the City and alongside the River Tay.  You may just bump into Desperate Dan from the Dandy Comic or Oor Wullie from the Broons!

Monday, 09 June 2014 00:00

Glasgow

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Glasgow

Glasgow, known as “The Dear Green Place” has more park space per head of population than any other city in the UK, and according to recent census, is the largest city in Scotland.  The River Clyde runs through the centre of Glasgow.

Much of Glasgow’s history can still be seen in its grand buildings.  For example, the Kelvin Hall opened as an exhibition centre in 1927.  It has had various uses over the years – from hosting exhibitions, concerts and not forgetting the famous Kelvin Hall Circus.  The Museum of Transport in the Kelvin Hall was moved to a new home at the Riverside Museum on the River Clyde. Currently not in use but there are plans to transform the Kelvin Hall into a large museum.

On the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow can now boast a new “Entertainment Area” with the arrival of The Hydro concert venue joining the SECC Exhibition Centre and the Armadillo Auditorium.  Look across the river and you will see the Glasgow Science Centre, STV and BBC Scotland studios. 

Shopping is easy in Glasgow just head along Sauchiehall Street down Buchanan Street and along Argyle Street where you will find all the shops, cafes and restaurants you need.  Enjoy the musical entertaining buskers as you stroll along!

Glasgow is definitely buzzing. The City played host to the 2014 Commonwealth Games alongside a showcase of amazing cultural and musical events.  A resounding success.

Explore “The Dear Green Place”, its history and its future and enjoy the friendliness and banter of the Glasgow people.  

For more information about Glasgow you can check out People Make Glasgow's website - who played a big part in the Commonwealth Games.

www.peoplemakeglasgow.com

Friday, 07 March 2014 15:39

Edinburgh

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Scotland’s Capital City is one of the most well-known and loved cities in the world. There is certainly so much to see and do! A great time to visit is during the summer months for the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe or even at Hogmanay (31 December).

If you are only in Edinburgh for a few days don’t miss a visit to Edinburgh Castle. Enjoy a walk along the Royal Mile and Princes Street with its beautiful gardens.

Share your memories of Edinburgh with us – do you have a favourite restaurant to recommend? What venue did you enjoy visiting the most?

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