Laying claim as Scotland's sunniest and warmest city, Dundee is also the country's fourth-largest city and most densely populated area after Glasgow.
Dundee developed as a trading port, expanding rapidly during the Industrial Revolution due to the weaving industry. In the 19th century the city also developed a major maritime and shipbuilding industry, and since the 1980s has attracted software developers, biomedical and technological industries.
In recognition of its history of scientific activities (the city now accounts for 10% of the UK's digital-entertainment industry) and the RRS Discovery (the Antarctic exploration ship of Robert Falcon Scott, which can still be viewed), Dundee is promoted as the 'City of Discovery'.
Dundee also has a strong literary and musical heritage, with several authors and musicians having been born, lived or studied in the city. It also hosts two professional football teams, with two of Scotland's most prestigious golf courses located nearby.
Read more about Dundee in the About Dundee section.