(c) Gazetteer for Scotland

From the University of Dundee last week:

‘We all know that food shopping when hungry is a bad idea but new research from the University of Dundee suggests that people might want to avoid making any important decisions about the future on an empty stomach. The study, carried out by Dr Benjamin Vincent from the University’s Psychology department, found that hunger significantly altered people’s decision-making, making them impatient and more likely to settle for a small reward that arrives sooner than a larger one promised at a later date.’


Though it’s been some time since our last celebration of Independence City, TuS has been a strong enthusiast for Dundee. See these:

‘Dundee Born and Read’, Evening Telegraph talking-up SCOTLAND OUTPERFORMING UK!

March 29, 2019

Yeh, yeh, Craig David likes Dundee too but what I really like is the avoidance of the ‘Too much tourism, SNP bad’ trope spreading around. Just as Scotland needs migrants, Dundee and many parts of Scotland welcome tourists and Dundee…

Dundee is best in Europe!

March 15, 2019

I know that Dundee, Independence City, has its challenges so I’m always up for reporting good news there. From Insider today: ‘Video games degrees at Abertay University in Dundee have been ranked best in Europe for the fifth year in…

‘Dundee Named Europe’s Most Visionary Electric Vehicle City’

October 6, 2018

In DIGIT today: ‘The World Electric Vehicle Association has named Dundee as Europe’s most visionary city for electric vehicles (EVs). At a ceremony in Kobe, Japan, the association presented Dundee City Council with an ‘E-visionary award’ for its pioneering initiatives…

Is Dundee ‘punchin’? The only UK location in Lonely Planet’s top ten

May 22, 2018

I’ve had cause to report several times recently on Dundee apparently punching above its weight. See these: Glasgow only UK city to make New York Times top ten cities to visit. Dundee makes CNN’s most design-savvy…

Aberdeen 20: Dundee 12? The competition for Europe’s largest fleet of hydrogen fuel cell buses

March 29, 2018

The Dundee Courier, today, claimed: ‘Hydrogen-powered buses to put Dundee at forefront of green travel. Dundee is to get 12 hydrogen fuel cell buses in a bid to reduce emissions in the city as part of ambitious plans to promote…

Glasgow only UK city to make New York Times top ten cities to visit. Dundee makes CNN’s most design-savvy list with Tokyo and Paris

January 12, 2018

(c) bam.co.uk and vandadundee.org From the STV News website: ‘As part of its annual travel list, the publication [New York Times] has compiled a rundown of 52 must-visit cities in 2018. Glasgow was in tenth place and the only city…

It’s Dundee hitting the headlines for all the right reasons and not for the first time this year

October 28, 2017

I’ve reported several times this year on good news from Dundee. Usually it has to do with technological breakthroughs or other innovations. Here are three from the list: Silver medal and second in list of best places to start a…