Special messages of support for Dundee's bid

Alice Bovill – Community Volunteer

Andrew Batchelor – Dundee Young Person, Aged 13

Mike Press – Associate Dean of Design, DJCAD

Liam Stott – Dundee Youth Council

Ed Troughton – Managing Director, Alliance Trust

Tim Allen – Founder, Unicorn Property Group

Fiona Hyslop – Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Scottish Govt.

Ellis Watson – CEO, DC Thomson Publishing

Malath Abbas – Quartic Llama

Brian Cox – Actor and Rector of the University of Dundee

James Thomson – Dundee Youth Council

Mick McHugh – Company Growth Director, Scottish Enterprise

Mathew Roud – Dundee Youth Council

Bob Duncan – Lord Provost of Dundee

Howard Macleod – Musician

Martin Roth – Director V&A Museum

Janet Archer – CEO, Creative Scotland

Grant Ritchie – Depute Principal Dundee College

Clive Gillman Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts

Clare Brennan – Curator, Hannah Maclure Centre, University of Abertay

Shira Goldberger – Vanilla Ink Studios

Marie Christie – Events Scotland – Coordinator for Culture

Fleur Darkin – Artistic Director, Scottish Dance Theatre

Pete Irvine – Unique Events

David Dorward Chief Executive Dundee City Council

Avon Bartlett – Menzieshill Community Centre Manager

Councillor Ken Guild – Leader of the Administration, Dundee City Council

Hayley Scanlan – Young Scottish Designer of the Year 2012

Alex Salmond – First Minister, Scottish Government

Lorraine Kelly – TV Presenter & Journalist

Raz Ullah – Sound Designer

Fraser Macpherson – LibDem Councillor for Dundee West End

Kate Pickering – Founder, Vanilla Ink Jewellery Studios

Richard McCready – Scottish Labour Councillor for Dundee West End

Stuart Grant General Manager Apex Hotel Dundee

Philip Howard – Artistic Director, Dundee Rep Theatre

Professor Sue Black – Centre of Anatomy and Human Identification at Dundee University

Gillian Easson – Creative Dundee

Red Nipote – Film Director

Melissa Gorman – Dundee Youth Council

Emily Dewhurst – Kitchen Press Ltd

Andy Lothian – Dundee Heritage Trust

Sooz Gordon – Interior Designer

Irving Miskell Reid – Freedom Hair Salon Owner

Sheena Wellington Singer & Songwriter