The team which led Dundee’s battle for City of Culture status has given its backing to the Perth 2021 campaign.
The City of Discovery made it on to the shortlist for the 2017 event, but lost out to Hull at the final hurdle.
The taskforce which spearheaded the campaign said a bid for Perth could have lasting benefits for the city, whether it wins or not.
Speaking after Perth’s bid was first announced, Stewart Murdoch, who chaired the Dundee City of Culture Bid Group, said: “Dundee has benefited greatly from its bid and the campaign which backed the bid.
“Dundee’s commitment to culture-led regeneration and the building of the V&A Museum of Design can only strengthen Perth’s bid.
“If successful, Perth as UK City of Culture would have economic as well as cultural benefits for Dundee”