Dozens of delegates from fellow Unesco cities of design across the world have been given a tour of Dundee’s new £81 million V&A museum.
Hailing from as far afield as Australia, Canada, China and South Africa, the visitors were in Tayside as part of a collaboration between design-savvy cities.
Of all the 31 cities to hold the accolade, the delegates voted to visit Dundee, which was named a Unesco city of design in 2014 and is the only place in the UK with the honour.
Robin Jutzen, who works in enterprise and investment for the City of Cape Town, was among the international visitors.
He last visited Dundee more than 30 years ago on a school rugby tour aged 13 and noted the “out-standing change” since.
“The transformation from then to now is utterly astounding,” he said.
“The V&A itself is amazing. I’m sure it’s going to be a real tourism attraction and a crowd-puller. Architecturally it’s really unique.”
Dundee City Council leader John Alexander said it was “refreshing” to hear the views of those learning about the city’s transformation for the first time.
He added: “They’ve all been really impressed with the city as a whole.”