Dundee is the fourth largest city in Scotland with a population of over 150,000 people. Regeneration projects are underway within Dundee which aims to revitalise the city including its waterfront area as well as improving roads for walkers, cyclists and buses.
Dundee is the home of the RRS Discovery, Scott's arctic exploration vessel which was built in Dundee and is a very popular visitor attraction within the city, now situated within Dundee Harbour. Historically the city was involved in both the whaling and shipbuilding industries and at the height of production there were over 200 ships built a year.
Dundee's location allows workers to commute easily into the city from the surrounding areas including North East Fife and Kinross. Some of the largest employers within Dundee include the NHS, the University of Dundee and Dundee City Council. The industries of education, health and social work have overtaken traditional industries such as manufacturing as being key employers within Dundee.
Dundee offers a wide range of retailers, department stores, and independent and niche stores. There is a main pedestrianised shopping area along with two large indoor shopping centres. There are also three other major retail parks in Dundee.
Dundee also has an important role in information technology and video games development. Timex produced the first Spectrum home computer within Dundee in 1983. Presently, Dundee is a hub for games developers and companies include Rockstar North, the maker of Lemmings, Ruffian Games and Dynamo games amongst many others.
Dundee has two universities, The University of Dundee and the University of Abertay Dundee, which was granted university status in 1994. The city resides about 30 miles from Edinburgh and has excellent transport links with the rest of Scotland. Dundee has two railway stations and a comprehensive bus network which serves the city and surrounding areas.