The Sikh community is served by the Guru Nanak Gurdwara on Victoria Road, which serves its community in Dundee.[155]

Dundee is also part of the pan-Scotland European Parliament constituency which elects seven Members of the European Parliament (MEP)s using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.[53] Scotland returns two Labour MEPs, two SNP MEPs, one Conservative and Unionist MEP and one UKIP MEP, to the European Parliament.[53]

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United have had a number of official kit suppliers, including Adidas, Hummel and, from June 2009, Nike.

In the Middle Ages Dundee was also the site of houses of the Dominicans (Blackfriars), and Franciscans (Greyfriars), and had a number of hospitals and chapels. These establishments were sacked during the Scottish Reformation, in the mid-16th century, and were reduced to burial grounds, now Barrack Street (also referred to as the Dek-tarn street) and The Howff burial ground respectively.[140]

Waste management is handled by Dundee City Council. There is a kerbside recycling scheme that currently only serves 15,500 households in Dundee. Cans, glass and plastic bottles are collected on a weekly basis.[202] Compostable material and non-recyclable material are collected on alternate weeks.[203] Paper is collected for recycling on a four-weekly basis.[204]

Since the beginning of the Scottish Premier League, Dundee United have a superior record, having spent fifteen seasons in the top division to Dundee's eight as well achieving the highest finish (3rd in 2010 to Dundee's 5th in 1999). United also have the higher points to game average and since the split was introduced in 2000/01 have finished top 6 seven times compared with Dundee's two.

Ray McKinnon's progression to the Dundee United job is a reflection of how he applies himself, writes Richard Wilson.

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In May 2009, it was reported that the stadium is owned by local businessman John Bennett who, despite having invested heavily in Dundee, has rejoined the Dundee United board, where he had previously been a director until September 2008.

Dundee has hosted the National Mod a number of times – 1902, 1913, 1937, 1959 and 1974.[165]

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Law enforcement is provided by Police Scotland. The headquarters of the Dundee Branch of Police Scotland is situated in West Bell Street.[207] There are also four police stations which serve the city: Maryfield, Lochee, Downfield and Longhaugh.[207]

A £1 billion master plan to regenerate and to reconnect the Waterfront to the city centre which started in 2001 is expected to be completed within a 30-year period, with the Dundee Victoria & Albert Museum opening by 2018 at a cost of £80 million.[9]

Elections to the council are on a four-year cycle, the most recent being on 3 May 2012. Since 2007, the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 has meant that there are eight multi-member wards which elect three or four councillors by single transferable vote, to produce a form of proportional representation.[47] The 2012 elections gave the SNP overall control of the council. Scotland's longest-serving councillor, Ian Borthwick, sits on the council.

The club were also successful in Europe, reaching the European Cup semi-finals in 1984 and the 1987 UEFA Cup Final.,[8] the latter featuring another elimination of Barcelona.[9] Despite losing to IFK Gothenburg in the final, the club won a FIFA Fair Play Award.[10] McLean retired as manager in 1993, but remained as club chairman.[11]

Dundee was granted Royal Burgh status on the coronation of John Balliol as King of Scotland in 1292.[14] The city has two mottos—Latin: Dei Donum (Gift of God) and Prudentia et Candore (With Thought and Purity) although usually only the latter is used for civic purposes.[42]

Michael O'Neill gives a candid account of his career at Newcastle, Dundee United and Northern Ireland.

Fixtures from 1925 to the present day featuring League games, Scottish Cup and League Cup matches. Friendlies, testimonials and other non-competitive games are not included.[10][11] Dundee wins are coloured in blue, United wins in tangerine and draws are grey. Note that United played in white until 1969 but tangerine is used throughout for ease.

As Aberdeen falter, Ross County make further progress and Dundee United face relegation fight.

Dundee United announced in April 2015 that the club would be launching a women's team, with the aim of entering the Scottish league structure in 2016.[36] Gavin Beith was appointed as the team's manager in June 2015.[37]

In the 1958–59 Scottish Cup Dundee suffered a shock 1–0 defeat to Highland League side Fraserburgh. This is widely regarded as Dundee's most embarrassing defeat in their history.

Dundee has an extensive network of bus routes. The Seagate bus station is the city's main terminus for journeys out of town. Xplore Dundee operates most of the intra-city services, with other more rural services operated by Stagecoach Strathtay. The city's two railway stations are the main Dundee (Tay Bridge) Station near the waterfront and the much smaller Broughty Ferry Station at the eastern end of the city.

Historically part of Angus, the city developed into a burgh in medieval times, and expanded rapidly in the 19th century largely due to the jute industry. This, along with its other major industries gave Dundee its epithet as city of "jute, jam and journalism". Dundee's recorded population reached a peak of 182,204 at the 1971 census.

Dundee however have competed in more seasons of top flight football, 93 in total to United's 58 but United maintain a better points to game average in the top tier. Both clubs have won the Scottish Championship once, Dundee in 1962 and United in 1983.


Dundee United director Justine Mitchell discusses the pain of losing her husband and father, and the love she has for the club she co-owns.

Muslims are served by the Dundee Central Mosque built in 2000 to replace their former premises on the Hilltown.[153] There are three other mosques in the city including; Jamia Masjid Tajdare Madina on Victoria Road, Jame Masjid Bilal on Dura Street and Al Maktoum Mosque on Wilkie's Lane. Alongside these there is an Islamic Society on the University of Dundee campus.[154]

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The name "Dundee" is made up of two parts: the common Celtic place-name element dun, meaning fort; and a second part that may derive from a Celtic element, cognate with the Gaelic dè, meaning 'fire'.[10]

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service operate three fire stations, covering the city and surrounding villages. The main station is at Blackness Road and there is a control room at Macalpine Road fire station.

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A more recent landmark is the 140 ft (43 m) Tower Building of the University of Dundee built between 1959 and 1961. At the time of its construction only the Old Steeple was taller in the city. The Tower was built to replace the original college buildings which stood on the site.[116][117] The building houses the University's main administration and includes galleries and the University's Archive, Records Management and Museum Services.[118]

The two grounds are the closest League grounds in Britain and with it has led a unique rivalry, though one often deemed more amicable than most, similar to the Merseyside derby, Derby della Madonnina between Inter and Milan, and the Derby della Lanterna of Genoa with many families split down the middle in support.

In times of trouble, mediocre prospects are routinely heralded above their actual level of ability. Glasgow pubs, let alone Scotland's amateur leagues, are filled with individuals once tipped as the latter-day Denis Law or Kenny Dalglish. Yet in the case of Gauld, the hype seems justified. Time spent in the teenager's company illustrates that the level-headed young Scot is capable of dealing with it.

The city has three local radio stations. Radio Tay was launched on 17 October 1980.[190] The station split frequencies in January 1995 launching Tay FM for a younger audience and Tay AM playing classic hits. In 1999, Discovery 102 was launched, later to be renamed Wave 102.

According to the 2001 census, the City of Dundee had a population of 154,674.[81] A more recent population estimate of the City of Dundee has been recorded at 156,561 in 2012. The demographic make-up of the population is much in line with the rest of Scotland. The age group from 30 to 44 forms the largest portion of the population (20%).[81] The median age of males and females living in Dundee was 37 and 40 years respectively, compared to 37 and 39 years for those in the whole of Scotland.[81]

Winston Churchill served as the MP for Dundee from 1908-1922.

North of the City Churches, at the end of Reform Street, lies the High School of Dundee, built in 1829–34 by George Angus in a Greek Revival style.[110] Another school building of note is Morgan Academy on Forfar Road, built in 1863, designed by John Dick Peddie in a Dutch Gothic style.[111]