Special messages of support for Dundee's bid

Philip Howard – Artistic Director, Dundee Rep Theatre

Mick McHugh – Company Growth Director, Scottish Enterprise

Janet Archer – CEO, Creative Scotland

Ed Troughton – Managing Director, Alliance Trust

Lorraine Kelly – TV Presenter & Journalist

Howard Macleod – Musician

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

James Thomson – Dundee Youth Council

Kate Pickering – Founder, Vanilla Ink Jewellery Studios

Sheena Wellington Singer & Songwriter

Brian Cox – Actor and Rector of the University of Dundee

Grant Ritchie – Depute Principal Dundee College

Andrew Batchelor – Dundee Young Person, Aged 13

Pete Irvine – Unique Events

Alice Bovill – Community Volunteer

Martin Roth – Director V&A Museum

Clive Gillman Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts

Fleur Darkin – Artistic Director, Scottish Dance Theatre

Fraser Macpherson – LibDem Councillor for Dundee West End

Gillian Easson – Creative Dundee

Alex Salmond – First Minister, Scottish Government

Mike Press – Associate Dean of Design, DJCAD

Ellis Watson – CEO, DC Thomson Publishing

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

Andy Lothian – Dundee Heritage Trust

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

Shira Goldberger – Vanilla Ink Studios

Raz Ullah – Sound Designer

Avon Bartlett – Menzieshill Community Centre Manager

Red Nipote – Film Director

Richard McCready – Scottish Labour Councillor for Dundee West End

Emily Dewhurst – Kitchen Press Ltd

Bob Duncan – Lord Provost of Dundee

Sooz Gordon – Interior Designer

Liam Stott – Dundee Youth Council

Malath Abbas – Quartic Llama

Hayley Scanlan – Young Scottish Designer of the Year 2012

Melissa Gorman – Dundee Youth Council

Stuart Grant General Manager Apex Hotel Dundee

Marie Christie – Events Scotland – Coordinator for Culture

Tim Allen – Founder, Unicorn Property Group

Mathew Roud – Dundee Youth Council

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

David Dorward Chief Executive Dundee City Council

Irving Miskell Reid – Freedom Hair Salon Owner