You will know from my previous blogs that I am an advocate of Dundee so I am absolutely delighted that the city has made the shortlist for the UK City of Culture in 2017. Hull, Leicester and Swansea Bay are the other three contenders and I understand that the winner will be announced by the end of this year. With the V&A, the new railway station, Malmaison, the new swimming pool plus various other investments and initiatives, winning the City of Culture status will have a huge impact and allow the momentum of these other projects to be sustained and enhanced.
With the investment generating new jobs and an increase in visitors to the city, these projects will positively impact on the Dundee economy in general and the local housing market in particular.
I am feeling very positive about the future of the city – well done to the team for getting us to this stage and fingers crossed for the final result.Lindsay Darraoch Partner & Head of Property