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2017

Abertay credited in Sunday Times city guide

17 March 2017

Abertay University has been credited with creating “a city fizzing with energy and attitude” in a new Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide.

The report lists Dundee among the top 12 best places to live in Scotland.North Berwick took top spot, while Dundee was listed – in no particular order – among the likes of Banchory, Dunblane, Melrose and Orkney.

The accolade comes in part two of The Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide, which is published on Sunday.

The guide states: 'You could never say that Dundee hasn’t put the effort in. Its transformation from dismal deprivation to groovy creative hub – Unesco’s first UK City of Design, no less – hasn’t happened by accident.

'It’s mainly the result of the £1 billion waterfront regeneration, which has already delivered new flats and will see the Victoria & Albert Museum of Design open next year.

'Thank the universities, too. Abertay’s decision, in 1997, to launch the world’s first degree in computer games has made Dundee a big player in this vital industry.

'The result is a city fizzing with energy and attitude.'

Dundee was assessed on a number of factors, from culture, community spirit, local shops and broadband speed, to jobs and exam results.

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