This year, The Annual Convention of The Scottish Beekeepers’ Association will be held in Dundee, the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design and home to RRS Discovery, the first explorer ship to undertake scientific research in the Antarctic. Now a popular heritage visitor site the Discovery is berthed in its purpose-built dry dock on the city’s waterfront next to the V&A Dundee, Scotland’s design museum and the nation’s centre for design.

Dundee has long been known for its 3 Js - Jute, Jam and Journalism - and visitors to the city can dip into the rich heritage by visiting the McManus Museum and Art Gallery or Discovery’s sister heritage museum, Verdant Works as well as enjoying the spectacular view from the top of the Law or walks along the river Tay. Dundee is known for its world leading medical research and in recent years has forged a reputation in the computer gaming sector.


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For the big kids who remember the Beano, Oor Wullie and the Broons, Dundee is also home to their publishers DC Thomson, and you can find many statues across the city in tribute to the famous characters they created.