7 September 2011 - Launch of the City of Dundee Burgesses Charity.
At 2:30pm on Wednesday 7th September, almost 370 years since Charles I reconfirmed the city's status as a Royal Burgh in the Great Charter on 14 September 1641, a number of Dundee's prominent citizens, including Lord Provost John Letford, have got together for the launch.
The seven trustees, Lord Provost Letford, Bill Spence, Alison Henderson, Prudence Watson, Robert Burns, Margaret Hutton, and Charles Scott, and secretary Scott Williamson wanted to create a vehicle for doing good and promoting the city.
Scott Williamson, the organisation's secretary, said: "Through the enrolment as Burgesses individuals will be able to promote the City of Dundee and pride in its people past, present and in the future through supporting charitable and social activities in the city.
"We are proud of our past and proud of our future and this new organisation draws on our rich heritage.
"The City of Dundee Burgesses will enhance everyday life for those that we can help and encourage a wide spectrum of interest in strengthening community involvement in aspects of importance to Dundonians.
"Dundee is on the verge of a new and exciting future with among other things the V&A@Dundee, and the resultant rise in visitors it will bring, so this is an exciting time to be a Dundonian."