In honour of the fiftieth anniversary of the Civic Trust in 2023, our annual journal ‘City Scene’ has been renamed ‘Civic Dundee’.
Over the years it has evolved from being a simple members’ newsletter to an informative, high-quality publication. Here are details of our most recent editions.
Copies are available to view at the Local History Centre, Dundee Central Library. Where indicated below, they are also available for purchase from us. Please CONTACT US to enquire about prices and to place an order. Or why not JOIN US and receive your free copy each year?
2023 issue (available soon) Contents From the Chairman Dundee Civic Trust Awards 1976-2019 Dundee’s South Asian Heritage Michelin Dundee: the Road and the Miles Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc – Scotland’s home for Sustainable Mobility Dundee Sailors’ Home Ireland and MacLaren Architects 1873-1885 The Sailors’ Home mariners: who were these men? Abertay cyberQuarter Dundee Regional Performance […]
2022 issue (now available) Contents Comment – from the Chairman Student Awards 2022 Emergence and transition: 50 years of innovation at Dundee’s Botanic Garden “Two bagfuls of monkeys” – the history of the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Build it and they will come – the case for cycling in Dundee The Early History of Camperdown […]
City Scene 2021
2020-2021 issue (still in stock) Contents Comment – from the Chairman COVID – a Year in Pictures Dundee: Vision for 2040 – the Trust’s aspirations for the City The 20-Minute Neighbourhood – the possible merits of this sustainable policy Dundee Port – Adapting to the Future The Case for Wider Boundaries – a view on […]
City Scene 2019
Dundee: City by Design (still in stock) Contents Water is Life – the history of Dundee’s water supply The High Street – the beating heart of the City Dundee Takes the Cake – a gasometer becomes a birthday cake for the 1991 Octocentenary The Kingsway – the revolutionary bypass of the 1920s Pioneers of Civil […]
City Scene 2018
Dundee: City of Design (still in stock) Contents The Old Lady – a history of the Old Steeple Councillors & Criminals, Commerce & Community – The Pillars, Dundee’s favourite building HMS Discovery, RRS Discovery and HMS Unicorn Room for Improvement – the Improvement Acts of the 19th century Done by Design – the tale of […]
City Scene 2017
Dundee: A City at Play (still in stock; last few remaining) Contents Leisure and Culture in Dundee Playing the Beautiful Game – a short piece about the two senior football clubs Dundee on Ice – the story of ice sports in the city The Festival of Britain in Dundee The Highland Shows at Dundee – […]
City Scene 2016
Dundee: 1945-1975 (still in stock) Contents The Way We Were 1945 The Best Laid Schemes – post-war housing changes …in a Nutshell – the story of a remarkable miniature caravan Planning the Future – the formation of a new planning system Planning: My Part in its Downfall – one amusing personal account The Prefab Years […]
City Scene 2015
On the Waterfront (out of stock) Contents The Growth of Dundee Harbour The Town on the Wrong Side of the Tracks – the effects of railway development on the waterfront Keeping it Light – the development of artificial lighting technology Glassworks Power to the People – electricity generation in the city The Road and the […]