Brexit: Dundee shops and cafes to stay open later to mark EU departure

A one-off night of late openings for cafes and traders in the city centre will take place on March 28.

Lynne Short in Dundee House

The evening of late trading has been co-ordinated by city development convener Lynne Short after claims by City Centre and Harbour Community Council that Dundee’s early evening nightlife was non-existent.

Ms Short’s choice of date for the “European-style” hours is deliberate, since it is the last day the UK is officially part of the European Union.

She said: “The businesses are keen and the council is aiming to work with others to add things to do.

“The community council has endorsed it too – it is keen to build links with the business community and sees it as a great opportunity to help each other out.

“Why shouldn’t Dundee show its European credentials? We voted to stay and we have a massive European history and population.”