Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

‘Significant development’ for HMS Unicorn as efforts to preserve iconic Dundee ship given cash boost

hms unicorn

Efforts to preserve the iconic HMS Unicorn ship in Dundee have been boosted by a cash award of £30,000.

The grant from the city council – through the Scottish Government’s Regional Recovery Fund – will support work taking place on the near-200-year-old vessel.

It will also help with the development of Dundee Maritime Heritage Centre.

HMS Unicorn will form the centrepiece exhibit of the new attraction.

The grant has already been used to carry out shipwright surveys to determine the condition of the Unicorn.

There are plans to eventually move the ship 100m along the quayside into East Graving Dock.

Eric Fraser, chair of the programme board at HMS Unicorn, said: “Undoubtedly this is the most significant development for the ship since she was built in 1824.

“We are delighted to have this valuable support from the Scottish Government to help us progress our plans.”

‘Remarkable’ transformation of Waterfront

Ivan McKee, the Scottish Government’s tourism and enterprise minister, said: “The transformation of Dundee waterfront in recent years has been remarkable, and I trust that the important but challenging work of the Unicorn Preservation Trust will only increase its attractiveness to locals and visitors alike.”

Lady Catherine Erskine, chair of the Unicorn Preservation Society, said: “As ‘The Old Lady of Dundee’ prepares to celebrate her 200th birthday in 2024, this funding support is surely the best present she could have wished for.”


Discovery Point: Half of money raised to give Dundee’s iconic visitor attraction huge £12 million transformation

Already a subscriber? Sign in