For generations Dundonians and Fifers have enjoyed lightheartedly assassinating one another’s homelands.
Now a new happiness index has thrown some fuel on the fire of the age-old debate, which those living south of the Tay are unlikely to enjoy.
The survey from Bank of Scotland showed Dundee was the second happiest region in the country, beaten only by the Highlands and Islands.
In contrast, Fife was second from bottom of the league with only Aberdeen scoring worse.
Taking in more than 3,000 people, the study asked a number of lifestyle questions to achieve a happiness rating.
Just under a third of Dundonians said they were “very happy” with their lives, leading to the city achieving an overall rating of +44.30.
Fife scored just +35.56 with a disappointing 5% of respondents saying they were “very unhappy” with life in the kingdom
The overall rating for Scotland was +39.02.
According to the index, money does indeed seem to buy happiness, as Scots with a personal income of more than £60,000 scored higher than those who earn less.
Perhaps surprisingly, older people proved happiest with those aged over 65 enjoying a rating 25 points above the 18 to 24-year-old bracket.
Robin Bulloch, managing director at Bank of Scotland Community Bank, said: “It’s fair to say that as a nation, Scots are a happy lot with a happiness score of +39.02.
“However, the happiest people in Scotland are women aged 65 or over who live in the Highlands understandable when you are enjoying retirement in such a beautiful part of Scotland.
“While the index has highlighted some fairly obvious points like the more money people have the happier they tend to be, it’s also raised some intriguing questions about why the happiness score dips for the 35-44 age group and why women, on general, are happier than men.
“This research really helps us understand our customers.”