Dundee named choicest area to live in Scotland

Dundee has been named Scotland's ultimate location to live after present process a "dramatic transformation".

The city has welcomed the advent of the V&A Museum in a rejuvenated waterfront, assisting it claim the accolade in the Sunday instances ultimate places to live e-book.

The announcement comes ahead of the typical winner of the uk-wide checklist being printed this Sunday.

Dundee is the optimum rating area in Scotland, and it and North Berwick are the best two places north of the border to come back to the checklist.

Spring weathersunset in the back of The Lamb, a small island off North Berwick in East Lothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

Helen Davies, The Sunday instances home editor, spoke of: "discovering our very personal best location to reside now feels more crucial than ever, for our well being and wealth, happiness and fitness.

"at any place you're on the property ladder, The Sunday times has championed one hundred and one places throughout the uk, and crowned one fortunate winner, that we think is a fine area to make a house.

"This 12 months we have been attempting to find neighborhood spirit along with convenience and tradition. there's so much going on around the nation, and so many great places that the alternative was a tough one."

Dundee changed into also praised for offering a fine chance of recognizing natural world in the River Tay, having first rate colleges and a highly-ranked college, and handiest being an hour's coach ride from Edinburgh.

Stewart Hosie, MP for Dundee East, mentioned: "Dundee has been Scotland's greatest saved secret for years however i'm comfortable that the city is ultimately receiving the consciousness it deserves.

"i am hoping that this well-deserved accolade will encourage greater folks to come to Dundee and may encourage businesses to deploy store and invest right here. this is simplest the beginning of a really shiny future for Sunny Dundee."

The Shorestructures along The Shore mirrored within the surprisingly nevertheless Water of Leith (Lesl ey Martin/PA)

The capital itself has two areas on the record: Leith, known for its creativity and culinary scene, and Stockbridge.

last year's Scottish winner Melrose is lacking wholly from this yr's record, with its region taken by way of Borders neighbour St Boswells.

Mull, the most effective island on the listing, is described as "the perfect Goldilocks choice: now not too far off, not too busy, and completely Scottish" with its beaches and Ben greater.

Glasgow's fashionable Finnieston enviornment, Killearn, Kilmacolm and Port Appin make up the 10 Scottish locations featuring on the entire checklist.

The checklist will appear at thesundaytimes.co.uk/bestplacestolive on Sunday.