Take the kids to Camperdown...
Take the kids to Camperdown Wldlife Centre
Camperdown Country Park, Coupar Angus Road, Dundee
Dundee DD2 4TF
Phone 44 (0)1382 432661 It was wonderful watching our children playing together while we sat back and enjoyed the sunshine.
The Wildlife Centre is set in 400 acres of parkland and has over 90 species of animals, an adventure play area and an extensive network of footpaths & trails. There is a full programme of special events held through the year.
It is a great place for a family day out and picnic when the weather is fine.
'The Grassy Beach'... running...
'The Grassy Beach'... running from Dundee docks eastwards to Broughty Ferry there's a stretch of coastline between the railway and the shoreline which makes a pleasant summer evening's walk. It goes past the yacht club and, when the colourful yachts are out in abundance, you could believe you were anywhere but in a big city.
St Andrews has a special place in Scotland’s history, as it takes its name from the Apostle whose relics, according to legend, were brought to the town by St Rule. Scotland later adopted St Andrew as her patron saint and took his saltire cross for her flag.
It is thought that this area of Scotland was first inhabited about 8,000 years ago, so there are lots of very ancient sites dating from the Bronze Age and even earlier in the area. From 1500 to 500 BC the first farms were established and from this age early graves and cremation urns have been found around St. Andrews. The Romans arrived in Fife around 82 AD and set up camps in the area. There was one near Cupar and one at Newburgh. The Romans main enemy were the Picti (the painted men – today known as the Picts). By the third century AD the Roman power in Scotland had declined. ST Columba came to Scotland in about 565 AD from Ireland and they settled on Iona. The earliest holy men that arrived in St Andrews were the Culdee; they were basically non- celibate clergy members of the Roman church. They had a church built for them in St Andrews. It is thought that the first church was on the Lady’s Craig Rock at the end of the present day pier. A storm forced the Culdees to build rebuild on the headland above and it is these ruins of the Blessed Mary of the Rock that can at today’s Kirkhill. The cathedral dates from around 1160 and it was consecrated in the presence of Robert the Bruce in July 1318. It was destroyed during the Reformation by a mob that had been aroused by John Knox.
Dundee - City of discovery
Dundee is where i was born, brought up, educated, left, returned to and currently live. i love Dundee, it is Scotland's fourth largest city, and most under-rated one.
It is on the north East side of Scotland, north of Edinburgh and 25 minute drive from St Andrews.
Dundee derived its name either from Dondie from the Latin Donum Dei meaning Gift of God or from the Gaelic Dun Deagh, Fort of Fire.
The Royal Research Ship Discovery - which was captained by Robert
Falcon Scott on his journey to the Antarctic - was built in the city. It returned to Dundee in 1988 and has become a major tourist attraction.
Dundee was the centre of the world's jute textiles industry - a position commemorated in the city's award winning Verdant Works museum.
Dundee is a contemporary city, full of young people, new ideas, great universities, and a brilliant nightlife.
Dundee is overshadowed by other brilliant cities in Scotland - Glasgow Edinburgh, but in my opinion is so nuch more diverse that them. Dont get me wrong, we have our own fair share of problems, as does every city in the world, but, if i had to live in Scotland, it has to be Dundee!!!!!!
Living In Historical DUNDEE
So I heard that Dundee is a liveable, affordable, friendly city located just at the mouth of the mighty River Tay on Scotland's east coast and mid-way between Edinburgh and Aberdeen. I'll tell you a bit more later... So do come back again O.K.? I'm trying to get myself organized right now... :-((