Special messages of support for Dundee's bid

Janet Archer – CEO, Creative Scotland

Avon Bartlett – Menzieshill Community Centre Manager

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

Clive Gillman Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts

Andy Lothian – Dundee Heritage Trust

Brian Cox – Actor and Rector of the University of Dundee

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

Shira Goldberger – Vanilla Ink Studios

Andrew Batchelor – Dundee Young Person, Aged 13

Ellis Watson – CEO, DC Thomson Publishing

Howard Macleod – Musician

Sheena Wellington Singer & Songwriter

Fraser Macpherson – LibDem Councillor for Dundee West End

Grant Ritchie – Depute Principal Dundee College

Melissa Gorman – Dundee Youth Council

Emily Dewhurst – Kitchen Press Ltd

Mathew Roud – Dundee Youth Council

Marie Christie – Events Scotland – Coordinator for Culture

Bob Duncan – Lord Provost of Dundee

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

Irving Miskell Reid – Freedom Hair Salon Owner

Tim Allen – Founder, Unicorn Property Group

Richard McCready – Scottish Labour Councillor for Dundee West End

Philip Howard – Artistic Director, Dundee Rep Theatre

Alice Bovill – Community Volunteer

Kate Pickering – Founder, Vanilla Ink Jewellery Studios

Ed Troughton – Managing Director, Alliance Trust

Stuart Grant General Manager Apex Hotel Dundee

Raz Ullah – Sound Designer

James Thomson – Dundee Youth Council

Sooz Gordon – Interior Designer

Martin Roth – Director V&A Museum

Gillian Easson – Creative Dundee

Mick McHugh – Company Growth Director, Scottish Enterprise

Lorraine Kelly – TV Presenter & Journalist

Red Nipote – Film Director

Hayley Scanlan – Young Scottish Designer of the Year 2012

Fleur Darkin – Artistic Director, Scottish Dance Theatre

Pete Irvine – Unique Events

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

Mike Press – Associate Dean of Design, DJCAD

Alex Salmond – First Minister, Scottish Government

Malath Abbas – Quartic Llama

David Dorward Chief Executive Dundee City Council

Liam Stott – Dundee Youth Council