A walk through Dundee’s past and into its future has been unveiled at Slessor Gardens.
Lord Provost Bob Duncan branded Dundee the “City of Inspiration” has he formally opened Discovery Walk, which contains a series of bronze plaquesrecognising people with links to Dundee who have made important contributions to science and society.
Discovery Walk is the first completed part of the city’s £1 billion waterfront regeneration.
Mr Duncan said: “Dundee has, for a long time, been known as the City ofDiscovery but we are now lookingat something different a city ofinspiration.
“The names we are putting down will inspire a whole new generation ofDundonians.
“Our heritage is studded withprominent people in a wide variety of disciplines and it is great to see them being celebrated and commemorated in this way.”
Discovery Walk is the brainchild of Kelly Marr, who said: “I was inspired by the famous Writers’ Walk around
Sydney Harbour celebrating more than 50 writers either from or associated with Australia in some way.”
The plaques were designed by Suzanne Scott, who works under the name WhimSicAL LusH, who said: “Working on it really made history come alive for me and I hope it does the same for other people.”
More than 200 guests includingrelatives of those honoured attended the event, with the youngest member of each family unveiling their plaque.
Youngest of those with a littlehelp from his mum Sophie was five-week old Freddie Murchie, thegreat-grandson of scientist Walter Spear.
Dr Paul Riley, 66, travelled from Guernsey for the unveiling of the plaque to his father, radiologist Dr James F Riley.
More plaques will be added to the walk in future.