News

These are posts from the trust’s recent news items:


Recently launched, Dundee’s new Maritime Trail has been the product of nine different bodies and individuals whose work has brought together Dundee’s connection with its maritime world. The trail covers a two kilometre route going east from the V&A. There is a great (and still being developed) website which can be accessed here: http://www.dundeemaritime.co.uk/ The […]

We have heard that the architects who are taking part in the feasibility study for the proposed esports arena to the east of Slessor Gardens are no longer to be acting for the developers, Northern Lights Arena (NLA) Europe. This is a setback, but it is to be hoped that the developers are sufficiently committed […]

In a changing world, our cities will be very different places in twenty years’ time. Dundee Civic Trust has spent the last few months preparing its Vision for 2040. We foresee the possibility of Dundee as a dynamic, compact city; a well-connected city both physically and digitally; a sustainable city pursuing net zero emissions; a […]

The Civic Trust held its Annual General Meeting by Zoom on Thursday 19 November, eight months behind schedule due to the effects of the Covid crisis. It was a brisk, low-key event, which at least permitted us to conclude our business for 2019-2020 and move forward. We venture to hope it will not be too […]

Union Street has had a temporary make-over. No traffic for most of the day, just pedestrians enjoying the pollution-free former thoroughfare, and relaxing in the outside seating areas. It’s quite a change, brought about by the creation of outside seating areas which use the road space that has been created by stopping traffic access between […]

Earlier this year, the Scottish Government held an open call for ideas, inviting views from organisations and individuals on what Scotland ought to look like in 2050 and the changes needed to get us there. All of the evidence collected will inform the position statement, to be published later in the autumn, and draft National […]

Two students from Dundee University have won a competition sponsored by Dundee Civic Trust. Run in association with the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, students submitted their fourth year projects for scrutiny by members of the Civic Trust board. Dundee Civic Trust exists, among other aims, to encourage the best standards of design in […]

Good news and bad news:  Barratt Homes are proposing to develop housing on the former Keiller’s site fronting Mains Loan and Clepington Road that has lain empty for over 20 years. It will be good to see housing on this ‘brownfield site’ close to existing services and amenities. Unfortunately, in our view, Barratt are trying […]

Three fantastic developments were presented with Dundee Civic Trust Awards at a ceremony in the Dalhousie Building at Dundee University on 31 October 2019. The award winners for 2019 were: Water’s Edge (Tayforth Properties Ltd/Nicoll Russell Studios, Lyon Building Services); V&A Dundee, Museum of Design (V&A Dundee/Kengo Kuma and Associates/BAM Construction); Dundee Station and Sleeperz […]

Dundee Civic Trust welcomes the steps proposed by Dundee City Council to establish a Low Emission Zone in central Dundee. The Council is to be congratulated on moving forward with plans which will help to counteract the ‘climate emergency’ declared by the Scottish Government. It is a major step forward in improving air quality in […]