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■ 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

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