Category: Features

James Graham

Covenant, War and the 1645 Siege of Dundee

Over the next three issues we will look at Dundee during the 1640s and 1650s, a time of turbulence when Scottish independence appeared...

The Tattooed Women of Juteopolis

The public house, or pub, and the drink that it provided, was a major medium through which the distinctive working class culture of...

Face of Freedom 2017

City Life Dundee were invited to Face of Freedom 2017 by Irving Miskell-Reid, the founder and inspiration behind the annual charity show...

City Centre Festive Favourites

With the festive holidays nearly upon us, we are incredibly lucky, here in Dundee, to have such a wide variety of wonderful independent...

The Origins of the Picts – Part 5 – Pictland Becomes Alba

The Viking Age in these islands opened with the bloody looting of Lindisfarne monastery in 793. Two years later, the island of Iona, the...

Live Well, Do Well, Stobswell

Stobswell has been a welcome haven for travellers, even back in its earliest days as a water-well just outside of the city. The name...

The Auld Mennies

Written by Andrew Ferrie of Menolej A group of retired gentlemen called “The Menolej Experience” has now existed in Dundee for...

The Origins of the Picts – Part 4

‘Seven of Cruithne’s children divided Alba into seven divisions, the portion of Cat, of Ce, of Cirech, children with hundreds of...

Broughty Ferry

Summer Time ‘Doon the Ferry’

The beginning of the school holidays, and the annual Broughty Ferry Gala, herald in summer time in Broughty Ferry. This blooming flower in...

The Origins of the Picts – Part 3

The Picts entered written history in 297AD when Eumenius, a Roman panygerist, referred to ‘Caledonians and the other Picts’ in...