City Scene – our annual journal

‘City Scene’ has evolved from being a members’ newsletter to an informative, high-quality annual 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?


City Scene 2019
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
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
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
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
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 […]