PICTURES: Dundonians reveal the many reasons why their city has been ranked the best to live in Scotland

Dundee has been named on yet another illustrious list of great places to live in

Between its creative industries, the unmistakable accent and the famous breakfast peh, Dundee has a lot to offer.

So it’s perhaps not surprising that the city has been named as one of the top 10 places to live in Scotland, and its top-ranking city.

The City of Discovery is featured in The Sunday Times Best Places to Live supplement.

Top of the list was Melrose in the Scottish Borders, while other areas name-checked include Aberdour, Morningside and Orkney.

We took the streets to ask people why they think Dundee is such a great place to live.

Abi Korol

Abi Korol, 26, a veterinary care assistant from Maryfield, said: “The people in this city make Dundee.

“Everyone is welcomed here with arms wide open and with a smile. We all come from different creeds but we all get on.”

Jim King

Jim King, 69, from Claypotts, agreed that the people “are the foundations”. He said: “There is a real community spirit in Dundee even though it is a relatively big place.

“Everyone would help anyone. I also love the undeniable Dundonian accent, I’ll hae a plehn bridie an an ingin een inna.”

Others noted the fantastic nightlife and beautiful sights which can be found around the area.

Callan Clawson

Callan Clawson, 26, an assistant from Downfield, said: “The city has loads of good places to have a meal or go for a night out. You are never short of things to do or pubs to visit. I always have a great night whenever I go out.”

Katie Lynch

Musician and retail assistant Katie Lynch, 23, said: “There are a lot of lovely places to visit especially when it’s sunny. I live in Broughty Ferry and there is a lot of beautiful scenery.

“The music scene is also definitely improving too. You can see a lot of great up-and-coming bands.”

Peter Clark

Peter Clark, 40, from the West End, highlighted the work at Dundee Waterfront as a selling point saying: “All the jobs that are being created is fantastic. There is currently so many improvements, which is really positive.”

Lord Provost Ian Borthwick said the ranking was “the feather in Dundee’s cap” adding: “I have lived in Dundee all my life and I think many people have a great future here.”

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