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The Go Dundee web site contains:

  • The story of Go Dundee – what it is and how it started
  • Details and outcomes of Go Dundee events since 2005
  • Dundee Wave of Change web showcase with photos, slideshows, video & audio
  • Details of Go Dundee’s annual Learning Journeys


The 2016 Go Dundee Learning Journey took place on Saturday 29th October under the theme of ‘local heroes’. Once again the Go Dundee bus (kindly provided by Xplore) visited a great lineup of venues, this year inspired by the ‘local heroes’ on the bronze plaques recently installed along Discovery Walk at Dundee Waterfront. Read more about the Discovery Walk project here.

The 40 attendees on the Learning Journey enjoyed a talk and a tour at the following venues:

  • Discovery Walk at Dundee Waterfront
  • D C Thomson’s redeveloped Meadowside office
  • The James Hutton Institute
  • NCR
  • The D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

Here is a slideshow of the 2016 Learning Journey: (click symbol at bottom right for full screen)

….. and here is the 2016 Learning Journey group photo (click for full size version):
Go Dundee Learning Joirney 2016 groupThe 2016 Learning Journey was developed in partnership with Dundee Science Centre and was part of the Dundee Science Festival.

Many thanks also to Xplore Dundee for generously providing the bus and driver (Willie) for the Learning Journey. This event would not be possible without their kind support.

GO DUNDEE LEARNING JOURNEY 2015 – ‘City of Design’

The 2015 Learning Journey took place on Saturday 7th November and celebrated Dundee’s achievement of UNESCO ‘City of Design’ status. You can watch a slideshow of the 2015 Learning Journey below. This year the Learning Journey bus visited:

  • Dundee Waterfront – including view of engineering works from RRS Discovery
  • DC Thomson – Kingsway East HQ
  • High Mill gallery – newly opened visitor attraction at Verdant Works
  • Maggie’s Dundee – cancer care centre in building designed by Frank Gehry

Go Dundee again organised this event in partnership with Dundee Science Centre as part of the Dundee Science Festival 2015. This year we encouraged people from the city’s various communities to take part in the Learning Journey event and we welcomed representatives from all over the city including the Whitfield Community Choir who also kindly performed for us at lunch time. IMG_2990 Group photoMany thanks to Xplore Dundee for generously providing the bus and driver (Scott) for the Learning Journey. This event would not be possible without their kind support.

GO DUNDEE LEARNING JOURNEY 2014 – ‘Beyond the Kingsway’ (Saturday 8th November)

The Go Dundee Learning Journey 2014 visited another fascinating lineup of venues – this time all north of the Kingsway. The 41 attendees had the chance to go behind the scenes and explore a variety of places that are important to the city in different ways. We were delighted that this year’s Learning Journey was organised in partnership with Dundee Science Centre as part of the Dundee Science Festival 2014. You can watch a slideshow of the Learning Journey 2014 below.

The 2014 programme comprised:

  • Baldovie Waste-to-Energy Plant (DERL)
  • Michelin Tyre Plant
  • The Crescent, Whitfield (Health hub)
  • The Factory Skatepark
  • Camperdown Wildlife Centre

The group photo below was taken outside the Factory Skatepark which was the Social Enterprise of the Year award winner in 2012. In addition to the five hosts mentioned above, Go Dundee would like to thank National Express Dundee for their generous provision of the bus and driver for the day and to Dundee City Council for their kind support for the event.

‘DUNDEE – A CONFIDENT CITY’ – Dundee Partnership Forum (23 April 2014)

The Dundee Partnership Forum brings together a broad range of partner organisations to participate in discussion on key strategic issues for the city. The meeting on Wednesday 23rd April 2014 was entitled ‘Dundee – A Confident City’ and was organised jointly by Go Dundee and Dundee City Council.

Carol Craig

Carol Craig – Chief Executive, Centre for Confidence & Well-Being

The main trigger for the event was the increasing confidence in Dundee arising from the city’s participation in the UK City of Culture process where there is a strong desire to build on this confidence rather than allow it

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to dissipate. The Dundee Partnership Forum event looked across the various community planning themes to explore confidence within the arts, business, education/young people, community, etc. The event took place at Malmaison Dundee which is itself a demonstration of business confidence in Dundee. 50 people from a broad range of organisations attended the event.

The Forum was introduced by Councillor Ken Guild, Chair of the Dundee Partnership, and was chaired by Stewart Murdoch, Director of Leisure & Communities, Dundee City Council.

We enjoyed a great line up of speakers who addressed different aspects of confidence:

  • Carol Craig (Chief Executive, Centre for Confidence & Well-Being) – keynote speaker

  • Clive Gillman (Director, DCA) – Confidence through culture

  • Neil Gunn (Head of Learning & Development, Dundee City Council)

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    – Community confidence

  • Kathryn Torode (NE Local Community Planning Partnership) – Community representative

  • Charis Robertson (Hot Chocolate Trust) – Building young people’s confidence

  • Andy Lothian (Chief Executive, Insights) – Business confidence

Please click here to read the conclusions and actions from the discussion sessions and to see a full set of speakers’ photos.

Charis Robertson - Hot Chocolate Trust

Charis Robertson – Hot Chocolate Trust

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Clive Gillman – Director, DCA