Dundee city centre is becoming one of Scotland's top retail destinations, but some outlying shopping areas are failing, according to a new report.
The city centre was flourishing, said the study
An independent study found the city centre appeared to be attracting "significant investment" as well as retaining independent traders.
But the report, published by Dundee City Council, raised concern about the future of district shopping areas.
The local authority is to draw up an action plan to address the issues.
The study, carried out by Colliers CRE, stated that the district shopping area in the city's Hilltown area had considerable problems and was "underperforming significantly".
It raised concern over the number of vacancies at Lochee's two managed centres and recommended that more ground floor buildings be converted for retail in the Albert Street area.