PEOPLE AND GROWING
Well Dundee is my home city and I just love it! The people are fun and friendly. Eh just love the way we speak! Pure teckle!
There are loads of amazing parks to take the bairns – the swannie ponds is fab in Summer and Winter – I grew up with stories of ice skating on the ponds.
Tannadice is hallowed ground – I grew up there with my uncle and cousins, and now my wee boy is United daft too. And what about the brilliant Michael Marra’s song about Hamish McAlpine and Grace Kelly!
The Lochee baths – aye freezing, Victorian splendour and full of characters.
St. Mary’s Lochee Catholic Church – absolutely beautiful – and funded by Irish immigrants that helped build the population of Dundee from the 1840s.
Juteopolis – a brilliant book about Dundee and its people.
The Cleppie Road – and the imaginary ‘secret tunnel’ that goes from Aunty Isabel’s bin store on the Cleppie, underground to Tannadice. (Ok – so its not real but its in my imagination).
Lawside Academy – my young days of joy roaming the streets of Downfield and Ardler with my pals – days out up the “Seedlees” (Sidlaws) with picnics, swinging over the Dighty Burn on a rope swing.