Dundee is taking to the world stage and heads are turning. The spotlight is on the City of Discovery and tourism enquiry lines are running hot. So is the excitement, as the much-anticipated V&A Dundee opens in just 100 days, on September 15. So why visit Dundee? We look at 100 reasons while features writer Gayle Ritchie talks to Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A in London, about his hopes for the Scottish innovation.
Surf virgin Gayle attempts to catch some waves during a lesson at West Sands in St Andrews
As the world spotlight shines on Wimbledon, Gayle dreams of becoming the next Serena Williams and signs up for a tennis lesson.
There’s loads happening at the new Stables Visitor Centre at Cambo and now’s the time to visit as the gardens are most magical in summer. Gayle signs up for a blooming fantastic workshop!
A staggering 95 million cups of coffee are drunk in the UK daily. Caffeine addict Gayle undertakes barista training in Dundee
The tea industry in Scotland may be tiny, but thanks to tea consultant Beverly Wainwright, it’s growing. Gayle Ritchie visits her new plantation and factory near Comrie
Spirits of Scone is a Halloween fright-fest in the grounds of Scone Palace. Gayle, aka Pennywise, got into the spirit of things ahead of the event, from October 25 to 31
The Big Walk – an epic journey across the UK to bring communities together – is back for 2018, and a Dundee dad-of-three has been chosen to represent Scotland. Gayle Ritchie finds out more
Crystal clear rivers, towering mountains, rolling vineyards, historic towns and mysterious archaeological sites. Gayle Ritchie explores Arcos de Valdevez...
No idea what the difference between Nordic walking and “normal” walking is? Gayle picks up her poles and finds out