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Unique tales from Dundee and Angus


Continuing on from Dundee Summer (Bash) Streets Festival in July celebrating the comics, stories and characters to come out of the city, visitors to the region this Autumn are being encouraged by VisitScotland to discover more of Dundee and Angus’ unique history and legends as part of Year of Stories 2022. 

The Themed Year aims to spotlight, celebrate, and promote the wealth of stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland. 

Located within the V&A Dundee in the heart of the city’s waterfront development, VisitScotland Dundee iCentre is an important resource for visitors and local tourism businesses offering recommendations on things to see and do, helping with reservations and bookings and practical advice on travelling around the area. 

With more than 35 years of visitor experience between them, the team of friendly and knowledgeable local staff are also on hand to help visitors unearth some of the unique stories, legends and hidden gems in the region including: 

Bruin the Dundee Polar Bear, Dundee High StreetEarl Beardie and Old Nick, Glamis Castle –Bamse, the Norwegian Navy Dog, Montrose HarbourThe Strathmartine Dragon, Dundee Murraygate –Eleanor Mitchell, VisitScotland Visitor Services Advisor said:Year of Stories 2022 presents the ideal opportunity for our visitor services advisors to lift the lid on some of our more unique characters and places. We would encourage locals and visitors alike to pop into our iCentre in the V&A Dundee for new suggestions on things to see and do in area this Autumn. Between us we have over 35 years’ experience and love nothing more than regaling visitors with a local tale or two. We find it is often the more quirky and unusual stories that our visitors remember the most.”

The delivery of a programme of special events is an important part of the Year of Stories with over 300 taking place across the country. 

Events in Dundee and Angus to look out for this Autumn include Short Sharp Stories at Hospitalfield, Arbroath (running now – Oct),  The Forfar Witches Story: A Heritage Walk (24 Sep – 21 Oct),Yoyo & The Little Auk at Discovery Film Festival Dundee (23 Oct) and Scotland Re:Design Fashion Festival Dundee (15 – 20 Nov).  


VisitScotland’s iCentre network can offer a platform for tourism businesses to connect directly with visitors. They can also host supplier events and offer a range of ticketing services, sales of local artisan products, as well as onward booking advice for visitors across Scotland. 

For more information on VisitScotland iCentres, visit: 

For more information on Scotland’s Year of Stories, visit: 

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Unique tales from Dundee and Angus

Dundee iCentre help visitors celebrate Year of Stories 2022.

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