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Dundee tops list of best places to live in Scotland

The city has been crowned Scottish winner in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide.

Dundee: The city has topped The Sunday Times' list.
Dundee: The city has topped The Sunday Times' list. Pixabay

Dundee has been named Scotland's best place to live after undergoing a "dramatic transformation".

The city has welcomed the arrival of the V&A Dundee museum in a rejuvenated waterfront, helping it claim the accolade in the highly respected Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide.

The announcement comes ahead of the overall winner of the UK-wide list being revealed this Sunday.

Dundee is the highest ranking place in Scotland, having been praised for offering a good chance of spotting wildlife in the River Tay, good schools and a highly ranked university, and being only an hour's train ride from Edinburgh.

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Stewart Hosie, MP for Dundee East, said: "Dundee has been Scotland's best kept secret for years but I am glad that the city is finally receiving the recognition it deserves.

"I hope that this well-deserved accolade will encourage more folk to come to Dundee and will inspire businesses to set up shop and invest here. 

"This is only the beginning of a very bright future for sunny Dundee."

North Berwick returns to the list, while last year's Scottish winner Melrose is missing entirely - with its place taken by Borders neighbour Saint Boswells.

Tobermory: Mull also made the list.
Tobermory: Mull also made the list. Pixabay

Mull, the only island on the list, is described as "the perfect Goldilocks option: not too remote, not too busy, and perfectly Scottish" with its beaches and Ben More.

Leith, praised for its creativity and culinary scene, and Stockbridge have been recognised, while Glasgow's trendy Finnieston area along with Killearn in Stirling, Kilmacolm in Iverclyde, and Port Appin in Argyll have also made the list.

Helen Davies, the Sunday Times home editor, said: "Finding our very own best place to live now feels more important than ever, for our wellbeing and wealth, happiness and health.

"This year we were looking for community spirit along with convenience and culture. There is so much going on around the country, and so many great places that the choice was a hard one."

Sunday Times Best Places to Live: Scotland

  • Dundee
  • North Berwick, East Lothian
  • Saint Boswells, Scottish Borders
  • Leith, Edinburgh
  • Stockbridge, Edinburgh
  • Mull, Inner Hebrides
  • Finnieston, Glasgow
  • Killearn, Stirling
  • Kilmacolm, Inverclyde
  • Port Appin, Argyll

The above list is in no particular order.

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