A Dunkeld man has returned from Nepal where his team overcame a near-fatal accident to make a documentary about the Sherpa people.
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Dundee’s international accolades have been flying in thick and fast over the last wee while. Whether it’s GQ’s ‘coolest little city’ or Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Europe’, recently it seems like Dundee has been picking up global claims to fame every other week!
Dundee has one of the highest rates of suicide in Scotland as the national figure rises.
It was the year that David Cameron and Nick Clegg joined forces at Westminster to send Labour’s Gordon Brown packing and when thousands of US embassy cables by Julian Assange’s Wikileaks website caused global controversy.
It was the year UNESCO granted World Heritage Status to the Forth Bridge, when Scotland’s population was around 5,347,600 and Mhairi Black, 20, became the youngest elected MP since before the Reform Act of 1832. It was also the year Abellio ScotRail took over the ScotRail franchise, the Church of Scotland voted to allow the ordination of gay ministers in civil partnerships and Andy Murray married Kim Sears in Dunblane. It was also, according to the Met Office, the windiest Scottish summer in decades, and the winter of 2015/16 the wettest since records began in 1910.
VIDEO: ‘I’m still here, I’m still smiling’ – Scottish rugby legend in special Dundee visit to see amazing ‘Oor Doddie’
Rugby legend and Motor Neurone Disease (MND) awareness campaigner Doddie Weir visited Dundee to see an Oor Wullie statue created in his honour.
The blistering summer has brought a plea from Scottish Water chiefs to use water wisely in a heatwave which has already seen demand rocket by almost a third.
The Tay Cities Deal faces a funding threat with the UK Government cutting its contribution to the £1 billion investment package.
Perth and Kinross councillors have been accused of being “anti-Dundee” after a vote on usurping the larger city as the lead in the Tay Cities partnership was defeated by the narrowest of margins.