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Dundee. Situated on the Firth of Tay, east Scotland, and already a thriving centre with trading connections throughout northern Europe when granted burghal status c.1191, Dundee prospered through textiles, guns, and its role as an entrepôt port until the mid-17th cent., despite intermittent assaults by the English. Recovery after Monck's sack was slow until it became the base for one of Scotland's largest whaling fleets and expanded its textile activities to become ‘Juteopolis’. Past renown for shipbuilding, ‘jute, jam, and journalism’ has yielded to economic and social insecurity, from which it continues to endeavour to emerge.

A. S. Hargreaves

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Dundee, city (1991 pop. 172,294) and council area, E central Scotland, on the Firth of Tay. It is a port and manufacturing city. Dundee is historically known for its manufacture and processing of jute. Its marmalade is also famous. Textiles, including canvas, linen, rope, and carpet, remain economically important. Some light engineering has additionally developed. Called the "Scottish Geneva," Dundee was a center of the Reformation and a stronghold of the Covenanters in the religious wars. The Tower of St. Mary's Church, a 15th-century steeple, is a notable landmark. The Univ. of Dundee and the Univ. of Abertay Dundee are there.

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Dundee City on the n shore of the Firth of Tay, Tayside, e Scotland. A centre of the Reformation in Scotland, Dundee is an important port and has a university (founded 1881). Industries: textiles, confectionery, engineering. Pop. (2000) 142,700.

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