Category: Dundee

  • HMS Frigate Unicorn

    HMS Frigate Unicorn

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    HM Frigate Unicorn is almost 200 years old built in Chatham Dockyard, Kent and was lunched in 1824, It’s one of the worlds most remarkable historic ship, and the last surviving wooden warship in Scotland also one of the worlds six oldest ships. HM Frigate Unicorn is now preserved as a historic ship and visitor…

  • Law, Dundee

    Law, Dundee

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    The Law is located on a Mountain Peak in Dundee, Scotland. It’s predominant feature is an extinct volcano, which gives it its name. It’s also said that the Dundee Law was given it’s name by the Anglo-Saxon ‘hlāw’, which means a grave-mound or from the Gaelic phrase for a mound. The is a secret tunnel which…

  • Verdant Works

    Verdant Works

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    Verdant Works is the only Scotland’s Jute Museum in United Kingdom, it was a former jute mill however it was purchased by Dundee Heritage in 1991. Tells the story of Dundee’s textile industries, focusing primarily on the jute and linen industries. The trust restored the homes and opened them in 1996 as a museum dedicated…

  • Dundee Statistics and figures

    Dundee Statistics and figures

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    Dundee In Numbers POPULATION [su_table] Population 148,270 2016 Number of Births 1715 2015 Number of deaths 4,842 2012-2014 Average migration in 6,987 2012-2014 Average migration out 6,676 2012-2014 Life Expectancy at Birth Male 75.3 2012-2014 Life Expectancy at Birth female 80.2 2012-2014 Number of people marrying 1,084 2014 Students 15,865 2015 [/su_table] INCOME AND EARNINGS [su_table]…

  • Broughty Castle

    Broughty Castle

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    Broughty Castle positioned on the bank of the river Tay, it was build it 1495 and has been used as a defensive position for many centuries until 1969 when it opened a museum. George Douglas, the 4th Earl of Angus who fortified the castle in 1454 and later on his son Archibald Douglas coerced into the…

  • 10 Facts You Might Not Know About Dundee

    10 Facts You Might Not Know About Dundee

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    10 Facts You Might Not Know About Dundee   James Chalmers who invented the Adhesive Postage Stamps was born in Dundee The First ever radio broadcast was sent from Dundee. “Check 1,2” The Famous Grand Theft Auto game created by Rockstar North was founded in Dundee. Dundee has 6 twin cities, Virginia, Alexandria etc. In…

  • Dundee Science Centre

    Dundee Science Centre

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    Dundee technology Centre, previously known as Sensation,  located in the centre of Dundee, and is part of Scottish science centre network. The exhibits mainly focus on the life sciences however you also find a lot of robotics, exploration of science learning. The science centre really focus on the five senses: taste, sight, touch, smell, and…

  • McManus Galleries

    McManus Galleries

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    McManus Galleries is located in a Gothic style building, designed by Architect George Gilbert Scott. George Gilbert Scott was known as an expert on medieval churches and advocate of the Gothic architectural style. The McManus Gallery has 8 galleries, which are laid out on 2 floors, you can explore through out 400 million years and how…

  • Mills Observatory

    Mills Observatory

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    The Mills Observatory in Dundee  was first constructed in 1935 and was the first purpose-built public astronomical observatory in the United Kingdom. The observatory is classically styled in sandstone and has a extraordinary 7 m dome, which houses a Victorian refracting telescope, a small planetarium, and display areas. The dome is one of two made from…