Council leader John Alexander called it correctly when said Michelin was part of the "fabric" of Dundee.
Learning to swim is one of those experiences so universal that it is even hard-wired into our language.
There is nothing quite like the skirl of the pipes to stir the soul, a touch of the pibroch to put a little pep in your day.
Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of Abertay obtaining university status.
For staff at Dundee restaurant Brassica who walked out over non-payment of wages this week, Prime Minister Theresa May's claim that the era of austerity is over must have seemed like a cruel joke.
Everything about the idea of training 12-year-olds to administer the anti-overdose drug Naloxone is offensive.
Under any other circumstances, it's hard to image a performance by 1992 one-hit wonder Rozalla as being indicative of a city on the up.
It was some week.
Vegetables. It's hard to think of a less controversial topic, yet somehow the act of getting one of your five a day has become a divisive issue in parts of Dundee.
Murderer John Styles is no criminal mastermind.