Monthly Archives: March 2014

SCOBIE’S ROUNDIE

Scobie`s Roundie

The work on the new dual carriage way will probably result in the disappearance of what to generations of Monifieth `locals` is known as Scobie`s Roundie.

The roundel of trees at the end of Victoria Street at its junction with the Dundee Arbroath road, is certainly a place of some historic interest. Continue reading

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Monifieth Trams: A Few Recorded Facts

Proposals for a tram service from Dundee to Monifieth were recorded as early as 1871.
This plan included ideas for the formation of a company, which would complete the `laying of track , from Ninewells to Arbroath.`
In 1904 Mr George Balfour petitioned Parliament for permission to lay a track for Tram cars from Dundee to Monifieth.
June 1905 the Bill was passed.

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