Land as Commons

The day at a glance – for more information about the events and arts programme see the talks, workshops and arts pages above.

The following events are free – donations welcome.

All events take place at Roseangle Commons unless stated otherwise.

Roseangle Commons can be found at Dundee West Church, Lower Hall, 132 Perth Road, DD1 4JW – enter via Roseangle Arts Cafe.


9.30 – 10.15: Breadmaking with Claire Briegel

Join Claire to make bread for today’s Commons Lunch and to reflect on the day’s theme.

10.30 – 11.45: Roseangle-River Circuit Walk with Tina Scopa

Join Tina for the first of five easy walks exploring a circuit that connects Roseangle Commons, Magdelene Green and the Tay Estuary.

Where: Commencing from, and returning to, Roseangle Commons

11.45 – 12.45: Dundee Common Land – Britta Funck-Januschke and Tom Wallace

Find out more about the commons as it relates to Dundee. An informal discussion with invited guests and questions from the floor.

12.00 – 14.30: Silvery Tay-Haired Women workshop with Kate Clayton

The first of two workshops exploring women’s resistance, ageing and related themes. (Booking essential.)

Where: Hannah Maclure Centre, Abertay University, 1-3 Bell Street, DD1 1HP

12.30 – 12.50: Back Stories Songbook – Emil Thompson

Acoustic performance of local headlines from the Dundee Courier reimagined as song.

13.00 – 14.00Land as Commons: How Half of Scotland was Privatised – Andy Wightman

Join Andy for a lunchtime talk exploring the history and politics of land use in Scotland and the relevance of common land today.

(Note: lunch is available at Roseangle Cafe or by donation at the Roseangle Commons Hub from 12.30.)

14.30 – 17.30: Design in Common Action with Jonathan Baxter et al

The first of three co-design workshops offering participants the opportunity to engage in the planning of the Waterfront Development. (Places limited. Booking essential. Contact jb4change[at]

Where: Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, DD1 4XA

19.30 – 21.30: Grasp the Nettle – film screening and discussion

Join us for an evening screening of Grasp the Nettle – a documentary about land use, urban development, human relationships, and wider geo-politics.










































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