Visiting Dundee

Welcome to Dundee

Dundee (Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Dè) is the fourth-largest city in Scotland and lies within the eastern central Lowlands on the north bank of the Firth of Tay. 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 , meaning ‘fire’.

The town 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, 3J’s, “jute, jam and journalism”.

Today, Dundee is promoted as ‘One City, Many Discoveries’ in honour of Dundee’s history of scientific activities and of the RRS Discovery, Robert Falcon Scott‘s Antarctic exploration vessel, which was built in Dundee and is now berthed in the city harbour. Biomedical and technological industries have arrived since the 1980s, and the city now accounts for 10% of the United Kingdom’s digital-entertainment industry. Dundee has two universities— University of Dundee and University of Abertay Dundee. The City is currently undertaking a major regeneration project to reconnect the waterfront to the city centre – a programme which includes the opening of the prestigious V&A at Dundee in 2015.

There are many things that make Dundee and Angus unique, from its ship-building and jute, jam and journalism past to today’s era of digital sophistication, world-class research, scientific discoveries and academic innovation.

For further information about Dundee please visit the links below:

Arrival Transfers

For delegates wishing to book seats on the FREE shuttle buses from airports to Dundee please visit the link below:

Transfers Information

  • We will liaise with you closer to the time to arrange for designated chaperones to be picked up by the coaches at a convenient point in Dundee in order to meet and greet your arriving delegates. 
  • We will provide you with a final airport transfer passenger list report for each of the transfers one week prior to the first date of transfer which will allow your chaperones to know who needs to be met.  The report will provide the following information : Booking Ref, Name of Delegate, Organisation, Flight No, Flight Arrival Time, Mobile Phone No, Drop Off Point, Hotel, Number of Seats, Number of Large, Medium and Small Luggage and a note of any delegate requiring assistance. 
  • Using this report, it will be the responsibility of the chaperones to give the go ahead for the coach to depart on schedule.
  • When booking, delegates will be informed of the drop-off points in Dundee.  When booking, delegates will be selecting their drop-off point which will appear in the report mentioned above.
  • In the event of any delegate missing their transfer due to delays or flight cancellations, they will have received detailed instructions on ‘How to get to Dundee’ as part of their booking confirmation (please see attached copy of instructions for your information).
  • Delegates are aware that they will be met by a Moffat & Williamson coach, at the coach park outside UK Arrivals.
  • Delegates are aware that we accept no responsibility for missed transfers. 

Out & About In Dundee

‘Creative Dundee’ showcases Dundee’s creative scene, talent and events. Please visit:

Also download ‘Creative Dundee’s’ crowd-sourced city guide is packed with creative insights and a map of the city:

“The Rusty Hip Collective” are based in Dundee, Scotland and our aim is to unify and strengthen the local music scene through positive action.
There’s no lack of active musicians, bands and artists in Dundee, but there is nothing to unite currently separate scenes. Find out more about the local music by clicking the link below.