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19/06/13 16:21

UK City of Culture 2017 Shortlist

Comment from Fiona Hyslop, Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs

Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop said:

"All of Scotland's cities make a significant contribution to our rich cultural life and as today's announcement shows, Dundee, our 'city of discovery' is no exception.

“As an international centre for creative industries, the home of the world renowned Dundee Contemporary Arts and the planned V&A at Dundee, the city is a very worthy contender for this accolade.

"Aberdeen has an inspiring and enduring artistic, musical and literary tradition of which its people can be rightly proud, and my commiserations go to the city on not making today’s shortlist.”