Whether it is Skara Brae in Orkney or Edinburgh Castle, Scotland has a wealth of internationally renowned historical landmarks.
But when it comes to taking advantage of its heritage, Dundee has come out on top.
A report by The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce has ranked each local authority area in the country by the historical assets it has and how it uses those.
In Scotland, Dundee has come out on top, followed by the Orkney Islands, Edinburgh, Eilean Siar and then Glasgow.
The report states: “Heritage volunteering and events are high in the city, whilst there has been heavy investment in the city’s heritage by the local authority.
“Dundee was a Victorian centre of industry, with extensive shipbuilding and over 40 per cent of the workforce in jute production in 1911 at over 100 mills.
“It has seen high levels of investment recently, in advance of the arrival of the Victoria and Albert Museum on the waterfront.”
The report continues: “The top performing major cities, London, Bristol, Swansea, Dundee and Liverpool, each built a legacy of prosperity, over several centuries, as bustling trading ports.”
It adds that people who live in areas that successfully celebrate their heritage tend to have greater levels of happiness and well-being.
“Having extensive and accessible heritage activities locally allows residents more opportunities to have experiences which drive satisfaction with life, and the extent to which people say they are happy and that their life is satisfying and worthwhile.”
Gill Poulter, heritage and exhibitions director of Dundee Heritage Trust, said: “One of the things Dundee is good for is the really rich and varied offerings it has.”
She said as well as the economic benefits Dundee heritage brings to the city, many residents feel closely connected to it.
“Industrial heritage is a really significant part of the city’s history and something the population feel connected to as so many of their families have worked in industries like jute or shipbuilding people feel it is part of their heritage.”
Lord Provost Bob Duncan said: “Dundee is rich in cultural diversity, so this comes as no surprise.
“We are currently undergoing a massive transformation throughout the city, but iconic buildings remain, such as the McManus Galleries and the Baxter Park Pavilion.
“Dundee is forging ahead into an even brighter future, but it is important we look back and appreciate the achievements of the past.”