Dundee is undergoing a "mini-renaissance" according to one commentator.
The city on the River Tay is seeking to reinvent itself and move on from its ‘jam, jute and journalism’ past.
Video games and renewable energy are two of the areas it is seeking to build itself on.
While the £47m V&A museum in the city will form the centre piece of the £1bn rejuvenation of the River Tay waterfront.
Writer and proud Dundonian Lorraine Wilson told Scotland Tonight on Wednesday that the aim of connecting the city centre to the River Tay was central to the waterfront project.
She described the plan as a "mini-renaissance" and praised the "humour and culture" of Scotland’s fourth largest city.
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