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Collectors' Corner

Fragment of sailcloth flies the flag for Dundee’s proud history

August 11 2018

From the late 1700s, venture capitalists took advantage of Dundee’s outstanding location for Baltic trade. Shipping records show regular connections to Archangel for flax from the growing areas north of Moscow, large imports from St Petersburg when the White Sea was frozen, and quantities of cheaper flax from Latvia and Estonia, shipped through Riga.


The University of Dundee Botanic Garden: a cultural oasis in an urban setting

August 4 2018

The health benefits of being outdoors are well known – it helps mental and emotional well being as well as keeping us physically active. And a perfect space to walk and wonder is right on our doorstep: the University of Dundee Botanic Garden, at the west end of the city, has a huge range of plants, collections of conifers and broad-leaved trees and shrubs, tropical and temperate glasshouses, a water garden and herb garden.