Dundee has changed beyond all recognition since being afforded burgh status in 1191.
And now a film telling the story of the city’s early history has been dusted off after 28 years.
Burgh of Discovery, made to celebrate Dundee’s octocentenary in 1991, will be shown on Friday March 8 from 12.30-1.30pm at the Steps Theatre.
The showing is part of Local History Week Dundee, which runs from March 4. Iain Flett from Friends of Dundee City Archives will introduce the hour-long digitised version.
He said: “In 1991 Dundee celebrated 800 years as a burgh and Councillor Joe Handy, when he was cultural services convener of the district council, spearheaded many historical events to remind Dundonians of the richness of their heritage well before the age of jute, jam and journalism.
“One of these was the creation of this video.”
Filmed in St Mary’s Tower, Mains Castle, the Frigate Unicorn, and on the replica of The Golden Hind, as well as in Culross and Aberdour Castle in Fife, it covered Dundee from the Roman invasions up to the Reformation of 1560.
Events featured across the city during local history week will include Stobswell in the spotlight at Arthurstone Library on Monday March 4 from 6.30-7.30pm. On March 5 at Lochee Library, from 10am-noon, author Andrew Murray Scott will reflect on how modern Dundee has been shaped by people, processes and events from past generations.
And on March 7 from 6-7.30pm Central Library will host a showcase of established and emerging contemporary authors in Dundee reading their own work and pieces from the past.