Attendance on a tour organised by the Lord Provost of Dundee for the Consular Corps in Scotland (12th October 2023)

Consular Corp in Scotland participants with Lord Provost Bill Campbell
The V&A Museum building designed by Kengo Kuma
On the 12th of October, Deputy Consul General Minori Ishii participated in a tour of Dundee organised for the consular corps in Scotland by the Lord Provost of Dundee Bill Campbell. Dundee is the fourth most populated city in Scotland and was home to a thriving jute industry during the 19th century. As the traditional industries declined, biomedical and technical industries began to develop in the 1980s with Dundee now accounting for 10% of the UK’s digital entertainment industry. In recent years, the city has undergone a remarkable transformation, particularly in the waterfront area, and in 2014, it was recognised as a Creative City of Design by UNESCO, the only city in the UK to be part of this network.  
During the tour, which was attended by Consul Generals, Honorary Consul Generals and others from 11 countries, participants toured the V&A Museum which was designed by Kengo Kuma, a Japanese Architect. Then. after hearing about the city from Lord Provost Campbell and others, and in addition to visiting the UK’s first Antarctic research vessel, the RSS Discovery, participants visited Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc, a research and development hub for low-carbon technologies which is schedules to officially open on the 2nd of November.