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The People's Friend - - This Week’s Cover Feature -

■ Dundee is Scot­land’s fourth-largest city with a pop­u­la­tion of around 150,000. It’s also Scot­land’s sun­ni­est, and has the fewest rainy days per year at 124.

■ Dundee is also the birth­place of the “Beano”, “The Dandy” and home of Oor Wul­lie. Dur­ing World War II, the “Beano” and “The Dandy” were pub­lished on al­ter­nate weeks due to pa­per and ink ra­tioning.

■ J.A. Braith­waite’s, Dundee’s old­est shop, opened in 1868 and to­day sells more than 100 dif­fer­ent teas and 30 dif­fer­ent cof­fees.

■ Dundee’s V&A is the first-ever ded­i­cated de­sign mu­seum in Scot­land and the first V&A any­where in the world out­side Lon­don. Its de­sign is in­tended to echo the fa­mous cliffs of the east coast.

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