The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition)
V&A to host Antiques Roadshow
Fiona Bruce heads to Dundee on heirlooms hunt
People across Tayside are being invited to dig out their antiques in the hope that they unearth a hidden fortune.
The BBC show Antiques Roadshow arrives in Dundee at the weekend with presenter Fiona Bruce ready to welcome people to the V&A Dundee and Slessor Gardens.
Thousands of people from across Tayside are expected to descend on the event on Sunday to discover the provenance, and value, of their objects.
Philip Long, director of V&A Dundee, said: “It’s been more than 10 years since the Antiques Roadshow last came to Dundee and we’re delighted the BBC has chosen V&A Dundee as a host.
“We’re really looking forward to welcoming thousands of people to the museum and nearby Slessor Gardens for what’s going to be a fantastic day.
“Dundee, and Scotland as a whole, has an extraordinary heritage and I can’t wait to see what family treasures are uncovered here.”
The last time Antiques Roadshow was filmed in Dundee was in 2008. The standout item was a clock, brought in a bread bin, that was valued at £10,000.
The clock was made around 1830 and it had been accepted as payment for geese during the Second World War, by a farmer in Dunfriesshire.
The Antiques Roadshow at the V&A Dundee will open at 9.30am on Sunday with the gates closing at 4.30pm.
Visitors will be able to stay and enjoy the event until filming finishes at 5pm.
The event is free and it does not require tickets or pre-registration.