A Dundee community group hopes a new BBC Scotland documentary series will “put Lochee on the map” as it explores social issues in the city.
The six–part series will follow members of the Save Our High Street group, alongside other communities in Scotland that have been hit by poverty.
Treasurer of Lochee Community Partnership Myles McCallum said: “Some residents in Lochee might be deprived financially but they’re not deprived of community spirit.
“We want to show the real people of Lochee. The area has a rich history and there’s a lot that could be done with the High Street.”
BBC Scotland has confirmed it will be filming in Dundee and the series will be presented by award-winning author, rapper and social commentator Darren McGarvey.
Mr McGarvey, also known as Loki, wrote Poverty Safari – a novel discussing issues faced by deprived communities all across the UK.
The Save Our High Street group has already taken the BBC on a tour around Lochee.
Last Tram bar manager Karen Beattie is being hailed by the group as the “star” of the programme.
She said: “The poverty in the area is getting worse – you can see people on the street begging and families that are struggling.
“We are hoping the series will be a good thing for Lochee.
“I was quite shocked that we got picked.”
Group co-chairwoman Jayne Kelly said the programme will discuss the city as a whole – as well as its substance abuse problem.
She said: “It’s great news – we’re dead chuffed because it’s another positive for the community.
“We made it really clear we want it to be a positive programme.”
Mr McCallum said: “I want to see wee independent shops on Lochee High Street – similar to those on Perth Road.”
The documentary is expected to air in early 2019.