National Express goes ‘Beyond the Kingsway’

National Express Dundee has taken a group of people ‘Beyond the Kingsway’ to see parts of the city they wouldn't normally be able to access.  

The bus operator teamed up with Go Dundee for this year’s Learning Journey (Saturday 8th November 2014), as part of the Dundee Science Festival 2014. The event involved taking participants by bus to places that are important to the city in some way – e.g. economically, socially, culturally – with the aim of increasing local people’s sense of engagement, pride and confidence in Dundee. 

This year’s tour travelled to venues all north of the Kingsway, including: 

  • Baldovie Waste-to-Energy Plant
  • Michelin Tyre Plant
  • The Crescent, Whitfield (Health hub/Voices in Harmony/NE Dundee Timebank)
  • The Factory Skatepark (2012 Social Enterprise of the Year)
  • Camperdown Wildlife Centre 

The venues for Learning Journeys are selected on the basis of their ability to celebrate Dundee’s strengths as a city of innovation, research and science. Each venue demonstrates a different aspect of the city’s success and allows the city’s communities to engage with the people and places that make Dundee successful. 

Managing Director of National Express Dundee Phil Smith said:

“We are very pleased to be involved in the Learning Journey with Go Dundee – it’s a privilege to be able to take local people on this special tour around some of the city’s most fascinating places and allow the participants to gain a deeper understanding of Dundee. It is a city to be proud of and I hope those who took part in the Learning Journey enjoyed an interesting day of exploration.”

Published 10th November 2014

 
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