Special messages of support for Dundee's bid

Brian Cox – Actor and Rector of the University of Dundee

Ellis Watson – CEO, DC Thomson Publishing

Lorraine Kelly – TV Presenter & Journalist

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

Hayley Scanlan – Young Scottish Designer of the Year 2012

Gillian Easson – Creative Dundee

Bob Duncan – Lord Provost of Dundee

Janet Archer – CEO, Creative Scotland

Philip Howard – Artistic Director, Dundee Rep Theatre

Ed Troughton – Managing Director, Alliance Trust

Malath Abbas – Quartic Llama

Andy Lothian – Dundee Heritage Trust

Stuart Grant General Manager Apex Hotel Dundee

Sheena Wellington Singer & Songwriter

Shira Goldberger – Vanilla Ink Studios

David Dorward Chief Executive Dundee City Council

Clive Gillman Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts

Mike Press – Associate Dean of Design, DJCAD

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

Fraser Macpherson – LibDem Councillor for Dundee West End

Kate Pickering – Founder, Vanilla Ink Jewellery Studios

Grant Ritchie – Depute Principal Dundee College

Fleur Darkin – Artistic Director, Scottish Dance Theatre

Andrew Batchelor – Dundee Young Person, Aged 13

Irving Miskell Reid – Freedom Hair Salon Owner

Emily Dewhurst – Kitchen Press Ltd

Howard Macleod – Musician

Mick McHugh – Company Growth Director, Scottish Enterprise

Melissa Gorman – Dundee Youth Council

Avon Bartlett – Menzieshill Community Centre Manager

Sooz Gordon – Interior Designer

James Thomson – Dundee Youth Council

Marie Christie – Events Scotland – Coordinator for Culture

Richard McCready – Scottish Labour Councillor for Dundee West End

Pete Irvine – Unique Events

Alex Salmond – First Minister, Scottish Government

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

Mathew Roud – Dundee Youth Council

Tim Allen – Founder, Unicorn Property Group

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

Raz Ullah – Sound Designer

Red Nipote – Film Director

Martin Roth – Director V&A Museum

Liam Stott – Dundee Youth Council

Alice Bovill – Community Volunteer