Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross lives in a 'great city' with easy access to 'beautiful' parts of the UK

Ricky Ross Dundee

The singer lived in Dundee

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 13/01/2024

- 05:00

Ricky Ross lived in a "great" city in Scotland

Ricky Ross is best known as the singer of the 1980s rock band Deacon Blue.

He grew up in Dundee, Scotland and has spoken about his time there.

The singer has lived in Dundee at various points in his life, even becoming an ambassador for the northern city.

It is located by the Firth of Tay in the east of Scotland.

Dundee high street

He spoke about the best of the city


The waterfront city has lots to offer and Ricky shared the benefits of living there.

“Dundee is a great city with a proud heritage," he told

"It's a friendly place with its own humour that always makes me laugh.

"It is located in the perfect place to see so many beautiful parts of Scotland."

Dundee is an easy journey to stunning parts of Scotland such as Broughty Ferry and Arbroath.

Glasgow is around a 1hr 45min drive away and it takes around 1hr 30min to drive to Edinburgh.

If staying in the city, there are plenty of independent bars and restaurants to enjoy.

The city has fairly affordable house prices, with homes costing an average of £170,795, according to Rightmove.


Many celebrities have homes across the UK


Ricky Ross is not the only singer to own property in Scotland.

Gerard Butler owns a £582,000 luxury home on the south side of Glasgow.

This can be found around 20 minutes away from Paisley, where he grew up.

Judas Priest's Rob Halford lived in a quiet part of the UK with "beautiful" parks.

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