Intricate sketch of Dundee visits Dundee train station for commuters to enjoy


5th January 2021

An incredibly detailed aerial sketch of Dundee is now being showcased at Dundee train station for commuters and visitors to enjoy.

The ballpoint pen sketch, created by renowned artist Carl Lavia, was bought by local businessman and Chairman of Balhousie Care Group, Tony Banks in 2018. He loaned the sketch to McManus Gallery so many people could see Lavia’s detailed depiction of the City before offering it to be placed in the newly refurbished train station at the Waterfront.

The installation of the sketch has been a collaborative effort from Jamie Wardell at Dovetail, Gerry Conway at Dundee City Council and Steve Ewan at ScotRail.

Mr Banks hopes Lavia’s inspiring depiction of Dundee will be seen by many people coming and going from the City. He said:
“I’m delighted to be able to share Carl Lavia’s sketch of my home city with the people of Dundee. It is deserving of a large audience and I hope people passing through the train station will have the opportunity to stop and admire the piece with so many familiar landmarks celebrated in such wonderful detail.”

Balhousie Care Group

Balhousie Care homes provide residents with a happy, friendly, safe and caring environment coupled with an exceedingly high level of accommodation.

Dovetail Enterprises Ltd.

With a history dating back to 1865, our heritage lies in Dundee; As one of the oldest furniture and mattress manufacturers in Scotland, our core values; Quality, Ambition, Innovation, Respect and Communication, remain principally unchanged. Our product selection grew in the year 2000 with the introduction of internal fire doors & doorsets, now a key part of our business

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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