Scotland’s fourth largest city, Dundee has a population of over 150,000. It was previously known for its jute, jam and journalism and is now called the ‘City of Discovery’ in honour of its scientific activities and the Royal Research Ship ‘Discovery’. One of the coolest and most attractive cities in the UK, Dundee is a city rich in culture and has an ever-growing number of tech and creative industries. The first radio message in the world was sent in Dundee in 1832.
What to see and do in Dundee:
Discovery Point and RRS Discovery – take a trip to the Antarctic through the experiences of Captain Scott and his crew on the RRS Discovery from 1901 to 1904. View artefacts which belonged to Captain Scott alongside audio visual and computer-based multimedia. Riverside Drive, Dundee, DD1 4XA
V&A Dundee – this international centre of design presents creativity and design from Scotland and around the world. It is the only other V&A museum outside of London. Designed by award winning Japanese architects, the stunning three-storey building itself, on the shores of the River Tay, is well worth viewing. 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ
Verdant Works – learn about Dundee’s industrial textile heritage in the surroundings of this former jute mill. Follow the journey of jute from India to its export from Dundee’s bustling docks through the museum displays. Stop for a cuppa and a slice of Scottish Dundee cake before you leave the museum! W Henderson’s Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BT
Dundee Law – take the ‘Town to Top’ walking trail (or travel by road) to enjoy panoramic views over Dundee city centre and beyond from the Law’s summit at 174 metres. The hill is the remains of a volcanic plug, used as an Iron Age hillfort where prehistoric graves and Roman pottery have been uncovered. Law Road, Dundee, DD3 6PZ
Desperate Dan & Minnie the Minx – Dundee is the home of DC Thomson & Co, one of the leading media organisations in the UK and publisher of the 1930s comics Beano and Dandy. Two of the much loved characters from the comics have been cast in bronze and can be spotted along the High Street. Take a photo with your favourite, Desperate Dan (and his ‘Dawg’) or Minnie the Minx. DD1 1SG
If you are looking for family law help in the area of Dundee, we have put together this list
Family Law Dundee – 6 West Bell Street, Dundee DD1 9AD
Duncan and McConnell Solicitors – 1st Floor, 6 Panmure Street, Dundee DD1 2BW
Divorce Law Scotland – Whitehall House, Dundee DD1 4BJ
Boyles Solicitors – 15 Albert Square Meadowside, Dundee DD1 1DJ
Macroberts – River Court 5 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee DD1 3JT
Social media helps many to feel less isolated
Sometimes we may seek solitude because we just feel like being alone. However, long-term isolation has a detrimental effect on our health and well-being and that’s where social media and websites such as The Group Hug can enable people to connect and make new acquaintances.
Although it cannot replace that physical face-to-face interaction, it can help to alleviate the feeling of complete isolation. There are opportunities for like-minded people to connect in the forum or within the Facebook group and meet if they wish. Small local networks have been built and there have been many cases of people meeting-up through the site and becoming firm friends. Feeling lonely is an unfortunate reality for many and it can affect anyone at anytime across all social backgrounds.
How can you help yourself to feel less lonely?
So, what can you do if you feel all alone? There is help out there and it is not a sign of weakness to admit that you are feeling on your own. Have you tried the Meetup App? It’s a super way to make new local friends because you simply enter your information, what you like to do and hey presto, you will start to get invitations to things you might like to engage in. It could be walking, pub lunches, interesting talks. Don’t feel shy about attending as most of the people in the group probably experienced the feeling of loneliness exactly like you; hence why they joined the group in the first place. On top of that, many of the meet-ups are free.
Are you a parent flying solo?
If you are a new parent, there are plenty of baby and toddler groups, so seek them out. You don’t need to pay fortunes to go to a fancy class and you won’t be alone. Reach out to your local church as the majority of them will have some kind of baby group running. Take a look at your local community centre to see what they are offering too and remember that these are for Dad’s too. Gone are the days when a Dad should feel awkward at a children’s group.