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Table of Contents

Our Patron 1

Our Lord Provost 2

Letters of Support 3

Our City 11

Academic Excellence 12

Our Host Partnership 14

Our Organising Committee 15

Our Committee Members 16

Our Tournament Schedule 18

Our Accommodation 20

Our Venues 21

Our Social Programmes 24

Our Budget 25

Getting to Dundee 26

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Our Patron

I am honoured to be Patron for Dundee’s

bid to host the World Schools Debating

Championships in 2011 and I look forward

to meeting you during the event.

Brian Taylor is BBC Scotland’s Political Editor

and covers Scottish politics for all major media

outlets, including BBC Scotland and UK network

programmes. He has also presented Good

Morning Scotland and is a regular contributor

to other BBC programmes. Before joining the

BBC, he worked in newspapers for eight years,

including six years as a lobby correspondent at

Westminster.

Brian has written two books on Scotland’s new

Parliament and co-written eight more. Among

other things, he is the author of The Scottish

Parliament (1999): a definitive account of the

road to devolution and its consequences, now

republished in revised form. He updated that

narrative in Scotland’s Parliament: Triumph and

Disaster (2002), in which he analyses the early

years of the new Parliament.

He has lectured on politics and identity in

Washington, Stockholm, Madrid, Edinburgh,

London and throughout Germany.

Born in 1955 in Dundee, he is a former pupil

of the High School of Dundee and graduated

MA (Honours) in English from the University of

St Andrews in 1977. He received an Honorary

Doctorate of Letters from Napier University in

2008. He is married with two sons.

Brian maintains contact with the harsh realities

of Scottish life through passionate support of

Dundee United Football Club. Other interests

include literature, theatre and golf.

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Our Lord Provost John Letford

Letters of Support

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If calling please ask for:

Jim Collins 01382 433071

E-Mail jim.collins@dundeecity.gov.uk

Our Ref JC/DD

Your Ref

Date 22 January 2008

Dear World Debating Community

WORLD SCHOOLS DEBATING CHAMPIONSHIP

Dundee City Council's Education Department warmly welcomes and endorses this bid to

host the World Schools Debating Championship in Dundee.

Schools in this city have a proud history and record in the field of debating.

We will welcome with great pleasure participants for this prestigious competition to all our

schools, and our pupils will benefit by meeting and observing skilled debaters, by sharing

their experiences of Scottish education with their counterparts from around the world, and by

developing their skills in global citizenship.

Dundee young people have gone out to all parts of the world and have been successful in

their chosen walk of life.

This bid presents a golden opportunity for our young people in 2011 to welcome friends into

our city and country.

Yours sincerely

JIM COLLINS

Director of Education (Designate)

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ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION

SCOTLAND

Mrs
Irene
M
McGrath


Chairman,
SSIDC


24
Duntrune
Terrace


Broughty
Ferry


DUNDEE
DD5
1LF



9 th 
January
2009



Dear
Irene




WorldSchools
2011



As
previously
discussed,
I
am
writing
to
confirm
that
ESU
Scotland
warmly


endorses
SSIDC’s
bid
to
host
the
2011
WSDC
in
Dundee.

We
would
be
delighted


to
offer
any
practical
and
administrative
support
that
we
can
to
ensure
that
the


Tournament
runs
as
smoothly
as
I
am
sure
it
will.



Unfortunately
we
are
unable
to
promise
any
specific
financial
assistance
at
this


stage,
as
the
tournament
is
still
two
years
away,
and,
as
a
small
charity
with


uncertain
finances,
we
cannot
commit
ESU
funds
this
far
ahead.

However,
I
am


sure
that
nearer
the
time
our
Scottish
National
Committee
will
view
any
request


as
sympathetically
as
our
finances
then
permit.



I
very
much
hope
that
the
bid
to
host
WorldSchools
is
successful,
and
please
be


assured
that
you
will
have
the
full
backing
of
ESU
Scotland
when
you
present


your
proposal
in
Athens.



Finally,
may
I
take
this
chance
to
wish
you
all
the
best
for
2009.



With
kindest
regards



Yours
sincerely






John
A
Duncan


Director,
ESU
Scotland


ESU Scotland, 23 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 8HQ. Telephone 0131 229 1528. Fax 0131 229 1533

E-mail: director@esuscotland.org.uk www.esuscotland.org.uk

Patron HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh KG KT: Chairman Jon Dye

Scottish Charity No. 000653

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Our City

the world’s top seven intelligent communities by

an independent US think tank.

Glasgow

Aberdeen

Dundee

Edinburgh

Manchester

Birmingham

London

Dundee is set on the banks of the River Tay.

Described by actor and raconteur Stephen Fry

as ‘ludicrously ideal’, Dundee offers a peerless

quality of life, with more hours of sunshine than

any other Scottish city and an abundance of

green spaces.

Dundee has a long history and has played a pivotal

role in the development of Scotland over the

centuries. There has been a settlement here for

thousands of years and its growing importance

was recognised as far back as the 12th Century

when King William the Lion made Dundee a Royal

Burgh. Indeed, by the 16th and 17th Centuries

it had become one of the wealthiest burghs in

Scotland. A case in point was General Monck’s

sacking of the city in 1651 when an escaping

armada of gold-laden ships was sunk in the Tay

estuary during a violent storm. Dundee’s growing

status was recognised in 1889 when it was named

as a city by Royal Charter.

Modern Dundee is a city of discovery, diversity

and dynamism, qualities encapsulated by worldleading

research in the life sciences, a burgeoning

digital media sector, a vibrant arts and cultural

life and a successful local economy which for the

second year in a row has been ranked as one of

The city has a local population of over 143,000

and a travel-to-work population of over

200,000. The population is boosted during

academic sessions when over 35,000 people

study either in the city’s two universities,

its Islamic and Arabic institutions or its local

colleges. Education is one of the city’s key

sectors, with one in six of the population a

registered student - this is one of the highest

ratios in the UK and Dundee has more young

people in full-time higher education per head of

population than any other city in Scotland.

However, not content to rest on its laurels, the

reinvigoration of Dundee as an ideal destination

to live, work and visit continues apace. The £270

million waterfront development to reconnect

Dundee city centre with the Tay is one of the

most notable forward-thinking projects in

Scotland today.

Dundee boasts tremendous entertainment

and sporting facilities including a highlyregarded

repertory theatre, an award-winning

contemporary arts centre, award-winning tourist

attractions, an international sports centre, an ice

arena and two Scottish premier football clubs.

The city is well served by pavement cafes and

cosmopolitan restaurants in the City Centre and

the Cultural Quarter.

Dundee provides an unrivalled quality of life and

will be the ideal location for the 2011 World

Schools Debating Championships.

Useful websites:

www.dundeewaterfront.com

www.dundee.com

www.locate-dundee.co.uk

www.angusanddundee.co.uk

www.visitscotland.com

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Academic Excellence

Education is vital for the future of Dundee. The

city council is investing over £130 million in

facilities to meet the challenges of the 21st century

and help even more pupils succeed at school.

Six new primary and two new secondary schools

are being provided through the £90 million Public

Private Partnership programme.

There has also been additional investment

of more than £16 million to refurbish two

further schools, £15 million to replace the city’s

Kingspark special school and over £11 million to

construct a new primary.

The education department’s flagship policy

‘Learning Together in Dundee’ is designed to

ensure that pupils can achieve their highest

potential. The city’s schools work with families

and a wide range of partners to ensure the best

possible conditions for learning.

Technology is an important component in

education, and Dundee schools are wellresourced

with IT hardware which is refreshed

over a 5 year programme.

Further Education

Dundee is increasingly a knowledge-driven

economy with key strengths in creative

industries, life sciences and education, attracting

a new generation of professionals to the City.

The foundation for the growth of these new

knowledge-based industries lies with the City’s

two universities and college; University of

Dundee, University of Abertay Dundee and

Dundee College attract over 40,000 students to

study in the city each year. In addition to this we

have the Al-Maktoum Institute for Islamic and

Arabic Studies, and the University of St Andrews

is also within a 20-minute drive of Dundee.

The universities are, in their own right, major

employers in the City employing over 4000

academic and support staff.

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Our Host Partnership

Scottish Schools International Debating Council (SSIDC Ltd)

Our Organising Committee

Convenor

Irene McGrath has been a regular at WSDC since 2003 and has twice been

a member of the Chief Adjudicator’s Panel. She manages Team Scotland,

is the chair of SSIDC, and is proud to have coached debaters who became

sibling world champions at WSDC, in 1999 and 2007.

Head of Academic Administration at the High School of Dundee, she has lived in

Dundee for … a long time! … and is very happy to welcome you there.

Deputy Convenor

Gaynor Sullivan works with Dundee City Council‘s Department Economic

Development - she has over 10 years’ experience in organising major

events and conferences and was instrumental in organising the Four Nations

tournament in Spring 08. She was so impressed with debaters and debating

that she is now looking forward to taking on the World!

SSIDC is the body responsible for the

organisation of a Scottish team to participate at

WSDC and the lead body and organiser for the

bid to host the 2011 World Schools Debating

Championship. SSIDC recently became a Limited

Liability Company, whose directors are Irene

McGrath and Malcolm Smart. The company

secretary is Adam McKinlay, who represented

Scotland at WSDC in Singapore and Peru.

Many of the members of SSIDC associated

with the Dundee 2011 bid are long-standing

members of the World Schools community (see

Organisation Committee). They have a great

deal of experience of previous tournaments and

are thrilled to be inviting you all to Scotland.

In April 2008, as a precursor to the compilation

of the bid, SSIDC and Dundee City Council

hosted the annual Four Nations tournament

which has become an established warm-up

to WSDC for the four home nations. The

participants were kind enough to say they

had hugely enjoyed themselves, confirming

the organisational record, competence and

experience of the organising committee.

The final was held in Dundee’s historic City

Chamber, where we propose to hold the

Worlds Council AGM.

Chief Adjudicators

Beth James first attended WSDC in 2002 as a debater for Team Wales.

After university she returned as a member of the organising committee

and an adjudicator for Cardiff 2006 and has since become very well-known

in the WSDC community. She is Vice President of the WSDC Executive

Committee and Chair of the Wales Debating Federation. Beth spent a year

working for the ESU, organising their National Schools Mace, and currently

works as a public relations consultant for a Welsh youth charity.

Andrew Marshall has reached four semi-finals of World Schools since 1994:

twice as a debater and twice as a judge. A former president of the Australian

Debating Federation and Chief Adjudicator of Australia’s national schools

championships, he recently chaired the ESU English Schools Mace and

International Schools Mace final panels. Once a distinguished university

debater for Adelaide and Oxford, he is now a lawyer in the City of London.

Director of Education

Jim Collins is Director of Education at Dundee City Council.

He has been Head of Secondary Education with the city council since 2006 and

before that was the Head of Support for Learning at the authority.

He has worked in education for 33 years and was the Head Teacher of

Monifieth High School between 1994 and 2000. Prior to that, he was the depute

head teacher of Forfar Academy and the assistant rector of Morgan Academy.

School Liaison

Kenny McKeown is a Quality Improvement Officer with Dundee City

Council’s Education Department and has had close ties with debating over

the last few years. He is convinced that the skills young people develop

through debating equip them to become confident individuals, effective

contributors, responsible citizens and successful learners. Having the best

young debaters in the world competing in Dundee will only enhance the

value and status of debating to our own young people.

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Our Committee Members

Cameron Wyllie is known and respected by everyone in the WSDC

community. He has attended numerous tournaments since 1991,

coached Team Scotland for a number of years, sat on many committees

and chaired several finals. He will be a member of our Org Comm in an

advisory capacity.

Sarah Jones debated for Scotland at WSDC in Singapore, won the

European Masters in 2004, has twice broken as a judge at WUDC and

judged the European semi-finals. She organised Oxford Schools in 2002,

and was on the org comm for several Oxford IVs. Sarah is deputy head of

the Social and Religious Studies faculty at a school in South London.

Malcolm Smart is a native of the county of Angus and has lived and

worked in and around Dundee throughout his career. He is Head of the

Communications Faculty at Webster’s High School in Kirriemuir.

Malcolm has coached international Mace winners and provided members

for the Scottish team, including one of the 2007 world champions.

Janet Stevens is the secretary of SSIDC, whose first experience of

WSDC was at Athens. She has years of experience of coaching school

debaters, now to the standard of the international team.

Pat Slaven has attended almost as many tournaments as Cameron. She

is a very experienced adjudicator and a huge source of moral support.

We also have a considerable group of a number of WSDC alumni and former Scottish debaters who

are very keen to turn up and help if their circumstances permit at that time.

Richard Wilkins was a member of the team who finished runners–up in

the 1992 tournament in London – coached by Cameron.

He is a former International Mace winner who was himself the Scotland

coach for three years. He works as a civil servant in Edinburgh.

Adam McKinlay was a member of the Scottish team which finished 3rd

in Singapore in 02 and famously then became one of the reasons for the

genesis of The Stockley Document. He also spoke in Peru when Scotland

again finished 3rd and he was 8th on the Speaker tab. He is now a lawyer

in Edinburgh.

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Our Tournament Schedule

We are very excited by and eager to present

our bid for Scotland to host WSDC in August

2011. It will be our great pleasure to show

you our beautiful country in summer when the

temperature is favourable. As will be seen from

our letters of support, we have backing from a

variety of bodies, all of whom are committed to

the promotion of a tournament which could bring

so many bright young minds to our country.

Scotland has an extremely narrow window of

opportunity to host World Schools and after

very careful consideration the dates have been

chosen for several reasons:

• we need to use student accommodation

because of the number of beds required

• we are using schools for all the

preliminary debates; January and February

conflict with the exam period and Scottish

schools close at the end of June

• we are hoping to attract a number of

alumni to help run the tournament during

their summer leave

We recognise that, in 2011, this period coincides

with Ramadan. We have discussed this with

members of Dundee’s Islamic community;

visitors will be most welcome at the mosque and

all efforts will be made to be helpful.

With our long-standing record of success at

WSDC, Scotland feels a sense of duty to host

for the first time since 1991. This is the time

we can receive you; we hope very much that

you will want to come and that we may have

the opportunity to extend to you the warmest

of welcomes.

Tuesday 16 August

• Arrival Dinner - University of Dundee

Wednesday 17 August

• Adjudicator Training

• Tours of Dundee and surrounding area

• Opening Ceremony hosted by Lord

Provost John Letford in the McManus

Galleries

Thursday 18 August

• Rounds 1 & 2 - Schools

• BBQ hosted by University of Dundee

Friday 19 August

• Rounds 3 & 4 - Schools

• Evening reception hosted by Dundee

College

Saturday 20 August

• Round zero George Heriot’s School,

Edinburgh

• Afternoon free in Edinburgh, capital of

Scotland

• Free evening

Monday 22 August

• Rounds 7 & 8 - Schools

• Break Night Party at The Union

Tuesday 23 August

• Octo-finals - Schools

• Afternoon tours

• Free evening

Wednesday 24 August

• Quarter-finals - University of Dundee

Dalhousie Building

• Semi-finals - HM Frigate Unicorn &

RRS Discovery

• Charity Quiz Night at the Union

Thursday 25 August

• WSDC Ltd AGM - City Chambers

• Grand Final - University of Dundee

Dalhousie Building

• Grand Closing Ceilidh - everyone to

wear a piece of tartan!

Friday 26 August

• Breakfast and Departures

Sunday 21 August

• Rounds 5 and 6 - High School of Dundee

• Free evening

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Our Accommodation and Facilities

Our Venues

Opening Ceremony

Hosted by the Lord Provost John Letford

The McMANUS: Dundee’s Art Gallery and

Museum

In 2007, two debaters from Grove Academy

won the International Schools Mace Final in

competition against the champions of England,

Ireland and Wales in the House of Lords; later

in the year, two Dundee pupils, from Grove and

the High School of Dundee, were members of

the Scottish team which won the 2007 World

Schools Debating Championship in Seoul.

Rounds 1 - 6 & Octo-finals

Dundee Student Villages

The accommodation for the tournament will be

in the University of Dundee student apartments,

Belmont Tower and Seabraes. All bedrooms will

have free access to the internet.

The Union is located within the heart of the

attractive University campus, which is selfcontained

with public space, retail and leisure

facilities. The Union is only a 10-minute walk

from Dundee city centre and adjacent to the

city’s popular cultural quarter.

Dundee City Council Education Department

will provide all of their 9 secondary schools and

Angus Council, our neighbouring local authority

will provide Webster’s High School.

• Baldragon Academy

• Braeview Academy

• Craigie High School

• Grove Academy

• Harris Academy

• Menzieshill High School

• Morgan Academy

• St John’s RC High School

• St Paul’s RC Academy

• Webster’s High School, Kirriemuir*

Belmont Tower

Belmont Tower is located centrally on the main

campus and is only 5 minutes’ walk from the city

centre. It has fifteen self-contained flats. Each

flat has between 6 and 8 bedrooms for single

occupancy, each of which has its own en-suite

shower and toilet. The flats have full central heating.

http://www.dusa.co.uk

Seabraes - Flats 1-32

Seabraes is located 10 minutes’ walk from the

city centre. It has 32 self-contained flats which

have seven bedrooms for single occupancy and

each bedroom has its own en-suite shower and

toilet. A common room is available on site.

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/general/campusmap/

The Institute of Sport and Exercise

(ISE)

ISE at the University of Dundee provides stateof-the-art

facilities for a wide range of sporting

activities. ISE houses a massive 400 sq m gym

over two levels, three competition-standard

glass-backed squash courts, a customised dance

area, a strength performance centre and two

new aerobics/exercise studios. There are also

two large sports halls catering for a wide range

of sports such as badminton, basketball, netball

and volleyball.

This impressive facility is situated alongside

Belmont flats, a few minutes from DUSA.

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/ise

The city has invested £11.8m in creating a Museum

for the 21st Century which inspires, educates

and entertains; which brings our Heritage and Art

alive and secures its conservation; which tells a

vivid story of Dundee in the World from earliest

geological times to our current living memories and

which restores the Victorian and Gothic grandeur

of the City’s best loved and most prestigious

building.

www.mcmanus.co.uk

http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/education/

* Webster’s High School is a 6-year,

comprehensive school, situated in the burgh

of Kirriemuir. Kirriemuir is well known as the

birthplace of J M Barrie, creator of Peter Pan.

The school serves an extensive rural area which

extends from Glen Isla, Glen Prosen and Glen

Clova in the north, to the village of Glamis and

Glen Ogilvy in the south - a distance of 27 miles.

Dundee University Student

Association

The Union is the private club for members of

Dundee University Student Association and will

be open to World Schools participants, who will

have temporary membership. WSDC will have

exclusive use of Floor 5 within the Union for the

duration of the competition.

Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau

Online Booking Facility

WSDC participants will be able to make use of

ConferenceBOOKINGS for registration. This

is a web-based-accommodation reservation

system which will be available in 2011 at

www.ConferenceBookings.co.uk

The Schools

There is a long and proud tradition of debating

in Dundee schools, with most secondary schools

entering the annual Courier / Chartered Institute

of Bankers in Scotland Junior Schools Debating

Competition.

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Rounds 7 & 8

High School of Dundee

Semi-finals

HM Frigate Unicorn

World Council Meeting

City Chambers

The High School of Dundee is a co-educational

school of approximately 1040 pupils which can

trace its history back to 1239. It occupies a

complex of buildings in the city centre. Pupils are

drawn from a large geographical area, with some

travelling from Perthshire, Angus, and Fife.

http://www.highschoolofdundee.co.uk

HM Frigate Unicorn is the oldest British-built

warship afloat. She was launched in 1824 and

has never fired one of her 46 guns in anger.

She is a unique survivor from the brief transitional

period between the traditional wooden sailing

ship and the revolutionary iron steamship.

http://www.frigateunicorn.org

Grand Final

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Round Zero

George Heriot’s, Edinburgh

RRS Discovery

From its beginnings in 1628 to its present in

the 21st Century, George Heriot’s School has

served as one of Scotland’s most distinguished

schools. Today, it flourishes as an independent

co-educational day school whose pupils are

drawn from all over the City of Edinburgh and

surrounding districts.

http://www.george-heriots.com

This is the story of Discovery from her beginnings

in Dundee where she was built in 1901 and

Captain Scott’s remarkable Antarctic expedition,

through her long ocean-going career until her

final journey home.

Find out about life on board and the essential

design features that allowed her to survive the

extreme polar conditions. Explore Discovery for

yourself with an area-by-area tour of the ship

The Dalhousie building is an innovative, landmark

building which was opened in July 2007 by Her

Majesty the Queen as part of the celebrations to

mark the University’s 40th anniversary.

The building is named after the University’s

second Chancellor, Lord Dalhousie, who served

from 1977 to 1992, and offers one of the most

advanced teaching facilities in the country.

The building houses 4 lecture theatres including

a 350-seater theatre. The lecture theatres can be

linked together through audio-visual technology,

allowing a maximum audience size of 850 people.

www.dundee.ac.uk

http://www.rrsdiscovery.com

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Our Tours and Social Programmes

Our Budget

Tuesday 16 August

• Arrival Dinner at the University of

Dundee

Wednesday 17 August

• Tours of Dundee and surrounding area

• RRS Discovery

• Verdant Works

• University Botanic Gardens

• Glamis Castle

• Arbroath - Abbey and Harbour

• St Andrews - Abbey and Old

Course

• Opening Ceremony hosted by Lord

Provost John Letford at the McManus

Galleries, Albert Square, Dundee

Thursday 18 August

• BBQ hosted by University of Dundee

Friday 19 August

• Evening reception hosted by Dundee

College

Saturday 20 August

• Afternoon free in Edinburgh, Capital of

Scotland

• Scottish Parliament

• Edinburgh Castle

Monday 22 August

• Break Night Party at The Union

Dancing and Karaoke

Tuesday 23 August

• Afternoon tours

• RRS Discovery

• Verdant Works

• University Botanic Gardens

• Glamis Castle

• Arbroath - Abbey and Harbour

• St Andrews - Abbey and Old

Course

Wednesday 24 August

• Charity Quiz Night at The Union

Thursday 25 August

• Grand Closing Ceilidh - everyone to

wear a bit of tartan!

Expenditure

Accommodation £52800

Transport £10000

Catering £23584

Miscellaneous £21618

Contingency £10800

TOTAL £118802

Income

320 Registrations x £400 per person (max)* £128000

TOTAL £128000

Sponsorship*

Dundee City Council - Economic Development £5000

Scottish International Education Trust £4000

TOTAL £9000

Sponsorship In Kind

Dundee City Council

Dundee City Council - Lord Provost’s Civic Reception

Education Department - venues and lunch

Angus Council

Education Department - venue and lunch

High School of Dundee - venue and lunch

University of Dundee

BBQ

Quarters and Grand Final venue

Dundee College

Evening Reception at Space

* If we secure the event, we will be seeking additional public and private sector funding which could

enable us to reduce the registration fees from the stated maximum.

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Getting to Dundee

Dundee benefits from a geographically central

location, within a 90-minute drive of 90% of the

Scottish population. Dundee is a main station on

the UK east coast railway line, has an excellent

motorway link,and a thriving regional airport.

Airport Transfers

The organising committee will arrange airport

transfers to and from the major airports which

will be arranged around all the arrival and

departure flight details. This will be facilitated

via the online booking service.

The following details are appended for those

who may wish to arrive earlier or leave later.

By Air

There are direct flights to Dundee from London

City, Belfast & Birmingham. Dundee Airport

is situated only 3 miles west of the city centre.

http://www.hial.co.uk/dundee-airport.html

Getting to Dundee from Edinburgh

Airport

Edinburgh Airport is 8 miles (12km) from

Edinburgh city centre. You can get a train to

Dundee by:

• taking the bus into the city departing

from stand 18, outside the UK arrivals

hall (operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a

week, with a journey time of 25 minutes).

Tickets cost approx £3 for a single, £5

for a return and can be bought from the

airport information desks or on the bus

itself. This will take you to Edinburgh’s

main railway station (Waverley) to board a

train to Dundee.

• taking a taxi from the taxi rank at

Edinburgh Airport also outside the UK

and Ireland arrivals hall. The average fare

to the city centre/railway station is £16,

and most of the taxis are wheelchair

accessible. For further information on

the Edinburgh Airport taxi service call

Executive Onward Travel on

+44 (0)131 333 2255.

Getting to Dundee from Glasgow

Airport

Glasgow Airport is about 20 minutes from the

city centre. You can get a train to Dundee by:

• taking one of two coaches, the Citylink

or Fairline, to Glasgow’s Queen Street

Station to board a train to Dundee. Buses

run every 10 – 15 minutes during the

day and every 30 minutes in the evening

(last bus 23:00 – with a journey time

of approximately 30 minutes to Queen

Street Station). Tickets cost £6.50 for an

open return ticket. All Citylink buses on

this route are wheelchair accessible.

• taking a taxi from the airport to Glasgow

Queen Street Station - cost approximately

£22. The taxi rank is at the front of the

building, a short walk from UK arrivals.

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C is the body which is

onsible for the organisation

Scottish team to participate

SDC and the lead body and

niser for the 2011 World Scho

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ntly become a Limited Liability

pany, whose Directors are Iren

rath and Malcolm Smart.

Company Secretary

For further

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information

Adam

please contact:

Irene McGrath

Scottish Schools International Debating Council

24 Duntrune Terrace

Broughty Ferry

inlay, who represented Scotlan

Dundee

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SDC in Singapore

Email:

and

immcgrath@btopenworld.com

Peru.

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Scottish Schools International Debating Council

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