Dundee (Scots Gaelic: Dùn Dèagh) is Scotland's fowert-mukkilest ceitie, on the nor'eist coast. The Ceitie o Dundee is ane o the 32 cooncil areas. Dundee ligs on the River Tay. It haes a population o aboot 150,000 fowk. It ligs on the basaut plug o a slokken volcano cried the Dundee Law.
Dundee an the surroondin airts haes been woned frae the Airn Age. The port o Dundee uisst til export oo frae Angus. Eftir that, Dundee begoud ti mak juit. Duirin this tym, Jeely wis bein made in Dundee, alang wi the local furthsetters DC Thomson, wha mak the local wittinsblad The Courier an bairns' comics sik as The Beano an The Dandy. Dundee's tradeitional industries wis cried the 3 J's: Juit, Jeely an Jurnalism. Oot o the thrie, anerlie ane o the industries byds in Dundee. The furtsetters yit byds in Dundee the-day.
Dundee is whyls cried "The Ceitie o Diskiverie", eftir the ship that tuik Captain Scott til the Antartic. The ship, cried the RRS Discovery, wis desyn'd an biggit in Dundee. The ship is nou stelt in the ceitie, an bruikit as a tourist attraction.
Historie[eedit | eedit soorce]
Name[eedit | eedit soorce]
The name Dundee is o unsikkar springheid. It includes the steid-name elements dùn, fund in baith the Gaelic an Brythonic leids, sik as the Pecht leid. The lave o the name is less sikkar. It micht cud cum frae the Gaelic wird Dèagh, meinin fire. Anither is that it cums frae "Tay", an in the furm o "Duntay".
Aerlie historie[eedit | eedit soorce]
A neolithic cursus, wi associated barraes haes been identifee'd at the north-wastren end o the ceitie an naurby ligs the Balgarthno stane ring. A want o stratigrafie aboot the stane ring haes left it difficult for ti determin a preceiss eild, but it is thocht ti date frae aboot the late neolithic/aerlie Bronze Age. The ring haes been subjek ti vandalism in the past an haes recentlie been fenced aff for ti hain it. Bronze Age finnds ar fairlie abundant in Dundee an the surroondin area, parteicular in the furm o cuttie kist beirials. Frae the Airn Age, aiblins the maist merkit remains ar o the Law Hill Fort, awtho domestic remains ar weil representit anaw. Naur ti Dundee can be foond the souterrains at Carlungie an Ardestie, that date frae aboot the seicont yeirhunder AD. Seivral brochs ar foond in the area anaw, includin the ruins at Laws Hill naur ti Monifieth, at Craighill an at Hurley Hawkin, naur Liff.
The toun wis an aw the location o ane o the worst rail disasters in Breetish history, the Tay Brig disaster. The first Tay Rail Brig wis appent in 1878. It collapsed some 18 month later in a storm, as a passenger train passed ower it, resultin in the loss o 75 lifes. The maist destructive fire in the ceety's history cam in 1906, reportitly sendin "rivers o birnin whisky" throu the street.
Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]
Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]
Dundee has twa kenspekil fitbaa clubs: Dundee F.C. an Dundee Unitit F.C. Dundee High School Former Pupils RFC speil in Scotland's naitional rugby leag. The ceitie haes an ice hockey team anaw, Dundee Stars. Thay speil in the naitional Elite Ice Hockey Leag.
The Schemes[eedit | eedit soorce]
Dundee's hoosin schemes are baith an important feature o the biggit heritage o the toun, but also a kenspeckle pairt o the identity o Dundonians. Ilka scheme has its ain identity, heritage, fowk cultur an stories. Ablow is quotes fae a Dundee's Scots Language Session in 2021, whaur participants had tae scrieve a bitty aboot their ain pairts o Dundee.
Fintry[eedit | eedit soorce]
Fintry is the hame o the Fintry Shams. Ane o the ganfs in Dundee that roamed aboot fae the 1960s. The laddies and lassies o the Shames would wear a red and black jersey.
Juttin oot o the south side o Fintry is an aquaduct. It used to carry water fae Monikie ower the Dichty and Finblathen Park in to the toon.
Fintry has twa pubs. The Powrie and The Dolphin. Gary [Robertson, a Dundee poet] says they used to be no go zones but they are aright now.
Fintry is famous for the quality o futba players it has produced ower the years. Some o these include Derek Johnstone, John Reilly and Charlie Adam.
Maryfield[eedit | eedit soorce]
Maryfield: aulder folk would say that Maryfield is the posh stane hooses that gae up the hill fae Albert street, some folk would say it has Stobswell an aa and it goes doon tae the toon an the docks and the silvery Tay.
Aroon the tenement flats of Morgan street you’ll find some richt worthies, some folk say Irene’s ane o them (she says she winnae disagree, sometimes she is!)
A big pairt o the area is Baxter park, geen to the folk o the city by the Baxters: David, Maryanne and Eleanor -they were affy posh. Maryanne Baxter geid her legacy to set up Dundee college, which became the university.
Fifers look upon Maryfield as their destination of choice!
Eddication[eedit | eedit soorce]
Varsities[eedit | eedit soorce]
Dundee is a "varsitie toun" an haes a student population o aboot 17,000.
Abertay Varsity wis makkit a varsitie in 1994.
Schuils[eedit | eedit soorce]
Thar's 37 primarie schuils an 9 seicondar schuils in the ceitie.
Dundee is hame til ane independent schuil, the Heich Schuil o Dundee.
See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Lewis 2004, p. 69
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