A new restaurant based in V&A Dundee has announced a host of local suppliers ahead of the museum’s official opening next month.
Tatha Bar and Kitchen will be based in the upstairs of the centre and will offer balcony views overlooking the River Tay.
Bosses have revealed it will work with local firms, including Dundee’s own 71 Brewing, Fisher and Donaldson, Simon Howie, George Campbell & Sons, Puddledub, Graham’s Dairy, Janneta’s Ice Cream, Dundee Gin and MacKays Marmalade.
The opening of the V&A on September 15 is expected to attract tens of thousands of people to Dundee and provide a major boost for local businesses.
Duncan Alexander, managing director of 71 Brewing, said winning the contract was a “big deal” for a company which only started trading at the beginning of 2017.
He said: “We are overjoyed to have been chosen. We’ve been talking to the V&A for about eight months and I think they were keen to go with something local but also to make sure it is the right product.
“We started offering tours of the brewery at the beginning of this year and we are hoping to see an increase in the number of visitors when the museum opens.
“There’s a bit of history behind our company but we are also looking forward. The V&A is at the forefront of the city’s regeneration and we’re an example of that as well.”
Drone footage offering a fresh perspective of the building has also been released to mark one month until its official opening.
Architect Kengo Kuma said he designed the building to reconnect the city to the River Tay, its historic trading route and source of economic growth for centuries.
The unique design steps out into the water and has nearly 2,500 pre-cast concrete panels which hang from its intricate curving walls. The panels also cast shadows which change in different weather conditions and as the sun moves around the museum.
Philip Long, director of V&A Dundee, said: “The journey to launch a major new international design museum is nearly complete, with V&A Dundee now one month from its opening date of Saturday, September 15.
“A great many people have been part of this remarkable journey, from our project team, partners and colleagues, to our constructors and engineers, to all of our generous supporters and everyone who’s taken part in a workshop or attended one of our public talks.
“We are thrilled to be preparing to launch the first dedicated design museum in Scotland, and to reveal a remarkable new piece of architecture by Kengo Kuma.
“The new museum is at the heart of a truly incredible city and we look forward to celebrating the opening.”
The museum’s Scottish design galleries will tell the story of the nation’s international links and creativity from the 15th century to today, while the exhibition galleries will open with Ocean Liners: Speed and Style as the first major show.
Reservations for Tatha Bar and Kitchen will be available from September 27.