NEED TO KNOW
■ FOR more information on the V&A Dundee and Dundee, visit vam.ac.uk/dundee, dundee.com and visitscotland.com
■ LOGAN AIR operate flights from London Stansted to Dundee. Visit loganair.co.uk
and design can be fun. This is, after all, the city responsible for Dennis The Menace and The Bash Street Kids, the subject of university lectures given by the world’s only Professor of Comics. Not forgetting computer games like Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto, which both started life here.
After decades of waiting in the wings, it’s time for Dundee to shine on a world stage. And the city and its people have never been more ready.
RELIVE PAST GLORIES AT... RRS DISCOVERY, DISCOVERY POINT
FUELLED by the whaling and jute trades, Dundee established a strong wooden shipbuilding tradition from the 17th to the early 20th century, and one of the city’s greatest seafaring contributions is permanently dry-docked alongside the V&A.
The UK’s first purpose-built research vessel, The Discovery carried both Scott and Shackleton on their 1901 voyage to Antarctica. See the cabins where they slept and marvel at a storeroom where 800 gallons of rum was largely left untouched. Tickets, £11.25. Visit rrsdiscovery.com