Gowrie Park

Orientation & Geography

Europe, United Kingdom, Dundee City

Gowrie Park is a residential area of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom. Sandwiched between Menzieshill and Dundee Technology Park, it is located in the western edge of the city. The Gowrie Park suburb was developed by local builders Bett Brothers in the 1970 and 80s and all homes are all privately owned. The streets all have names from places in the western Highlands of Scotland. Applecross Gardens Arisaig Gardens Canisp Crecent Dornie Place Durness Terrace Greenstone Place Greenstone Terrace Ledmore Terrace Lochinver Crescent Mallaig Avenue Peterburn Terrace Rosehall Gardens Strathaird Place Ullapool Crescent Intersecting through the area is a small grass park, known locally as the Green Belt. Circumventing Gowrie Park is a cycle path, where the railway line to Lochee ran. (There was a small station building which still stands at the end of South road known as Liff station which closed around 1967) The path of the railway can clearly be seen from above on Google Earth running directly behind Applecross Gardens and Peterburn Terrace. The cycle path (former rail line) is part of the Dundee green route which provides access to the Technology Park, Ninewells Hospital, the Kingsway dual carriageway to the west and Charleston, a sports centre and shops to the east. The majority of the children who live in Gowrie Park attend Gowriehill Primary School then go on to Menzieshill High School. The area is within walking distance of both schools as well as local shops and Ninewells Hospital. There are also regular bus routes through the area, notably the 10X and 14 bus services. The area is included in the new Lochee council ward, yet is several miles from Lochee. The Councillors are Alan Ross, Bob Duncan, (Scottish National Party), John Letford, and Tom Ferguson, (Labour).