Dundee, Perth and Tayside

Discover award-winning towns and cities, breathtaking beaches and alluring countryside. Historically rich, home to Scotland’s longest river and some of the country’s top companies, Tayside is an innovative and exciting place to expand your career.

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Approximately 410,000 people enjoy living in this economically diverse and environmentally conscious area of Scotland. Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross make up this vibrant region - between them offering the perfect blend of city, country and coastline. In fact, you can easily enjoy the tranquillity and scenery of neighbouring towns and villages within reach of the region’s cities Dundee and Perth.

Dundee Perth and Tayside

Dundee

Literally Scotland’s brightest – Dundee is innovative, creative and enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other Scottish city. Rich heritage, countryside splendor and thriving industries are abundant in this ‘City of Discovery’.

Around 145,000 people call Dundee home, many coming from around the world to work in the city’s diverse businesses.

Perth and Kinross

As the heart of Scotland, Perth provides effortless access to the entire country - from St Andrews to the Isle of Skye. Located on the banks of the River Tay, this scenic, friendly city is home to 45,770 people.

Rich in history, Perth was Scotland’s ancient capital for almost five centuries. In 2012 it regained its official city status to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Scotland’s newest city is home to renowned businesses like Scottish and Southern Energy, Aviva and Stagecoach.

This beautifully presented city is regular contender for the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom award. It is also renowned for its whisky, championship golf and delicious local produce.

Kinross is the ideal location for hillwalking, golfing, cycling or simply enjoying spectacular scenery. The M90 motorway provides easy access from the area to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Perth.

Angus

Angus offers unspoiled coastline, diverse countryside and a real sense of community. This friendly, bustling area boasts good leisure facilities, excellent schools and well-connected road and rail links.

Diverse and thriving economy

From life sciences and digital media to oil and gas and financial services, you’ll have your pick of rewarding job opportunities in Tayside’s thriving economy. A recognised leader in the gaming industry, Dundee is also home to the world’s first degree in computer games technology and many innovative gaming companies.

See, do and experience

This historical wonder showcases castles and churches alongside museums, galleries, and an endless selection of eateries. Foodies will relish Tayside’s world-renowned produce. Perth, for instance, is celebrated for its culinary delights and more rural areas are known for their superior selection of beef, lamb and mouth-watering berries.

Tayside is also home to numerous festivals like the music festival T in the Park. Dundee boasts numerous events including the Jazz Festival, Scotland’s largest food and flower festival and our only Digital Arts Festival - NEON.

If you're an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll have endless options - try your hand at golfing, hiking, white-water rafting and more.

Dundee is also a centre for arts and culture. The city is home to Scotland’s only full-time drama company and numerous galleries.

Dundee

Housing

Located on the north bank of the Tay River, Dundee is a city of spectacular views. From new builds to traditional tenement flats or larger detached homes, you’ll have ample housing choices.

Perth also offers a variety of properties from charming tenement flats to substantial period homes and semi-detached stone villas.

Whether you want to live in the rural countryside or one of Angus’ vibrant towns, you’ll have ample housing choices, many below the national average house price.

Getting around

A well designed motorway means there are excellent connections to and within the region. It only takes approximately 30 minutes to drive between Dundee and Perth and just over an hour between Dundee and Edinburgh Aberdeen and Dundee.

Travelling and commuting within the main areas is predominantly done by bus, though you can easily get around the region by train, which also covers the rest of Scotland and the UK.

Dundee’s regional airport offers limited daily flights to London City in addition to private and leisure flights. However, Edinburgh’s neighbouring international airport ensures you’re connected to Scotland and the rest of the world, providing connections and flights across the UK, Europe and beyond.

Enjoy a quality lifestyle in exceptional surroundings and explore exciting career choices in some of the Scotland’s top companies.