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Situated on the Firth of Tay, 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. Past renown for shipbuilding, ‘jute, jam, and journalism’ has yielded to economic and social insecurity.

Subjects: Literature.

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