Posted : 27 May 2020

Even in such difficult times as these, Dundee continues to shine.

In the latest in a string of accolades, the city has been named among the Best Places to Live in the UK 2020 by the world-renowned Sunday Times.

It follows the same paper naming Dundee the Best Place to Live in Scotland in 2019.

Published just before the country went into lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, the report highlights the £1bn waterfront regeneration, which is helping to breathe new life into the city. 

The article also gives a nod to Dundee’s burgeoning design culture - from “the city’s famous gamers (Grand Theft Auto was created in Dundee)” to fashion’s Hayley Scanlan “who has twice won young designer of the year.”

The authors go on the say that they love how Dundee is “forging ahead and forging communities” – strengths which stand the city in good stead during and beyond the current crisis.

The Sunday Times also noted that Dundee had much to offer in the hospitality sector – great bars, restaurants and tourist attractions – before they were forced to close due to the restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the virus.

Visitors and locals alike will look forward to enjoying this vibrant offering once again once the restrictions are lifted.

Leader of Dundee City Council, John Alexander, said: “To have been named one of the best places to live in the UK by the Sunday Times is another tremendous accolade for Dundee.

“Reading this report reminds us just how far Dundee had come before the pandemic, and the strengths we have to build on in the weeks, months and years to come.”