Monifieth and Barnhill


After regionalization in the 1970s, Monifieth became part of Dundee, but after de-regionalization in 1997 it reverted to Angus.
Monifieth, Angus, Scotland

Welcome to Monifieth. Angus Council's floral display by the War Memorial (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Flowers at the Monifieth war memorial - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Monifieth Angus Scotland
Monifieth War Memorial - March 2005 Foot Bridge over the East Coast Main Line   PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Edinburgh bound Turbostar operated by ScotRail passes through a deserted Monifieth - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Up HST 125 in VTEC - Virgin Trains East Coast - livery at Balmossie - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Monifieth High Street

Old buildings in High Street (left) and new buildings in Union Street (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Only the LNER style bridge has survived - the station buildings have been replaced with a bus shelter. The all stations Dundee to Carnoustie train arrives and departs, Wednesday 9 August 2006  - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Tayview Caravan Site Monifieth

Plenty caravans at Tayview Park - but no one for tennis - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

"Monkey Puzzle" tree (left).  Maul Street into High Street (right)  - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

"Every little helps  . . . "?  But there are fewer and fewer small shops.  - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Metres to feet and feet to peddles at Marine Drive (left).  Time to go home  . . . (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

The porpoise survives (above), but, regretfully, vandals have taken a chunk out of the dolphin further along the promenade.  Keeping fit (right)  - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Due to erosion a new foot path was required between the Tayview Caravan Park and the beach (left).  The cycle and foot path looking towards Balmossie (right)  - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

The cycle and foot path looking back towards Tayview Park (left).  Barnhill Bridge viewed from Balmossie (right). The Edinburgh express rushes by having ignored Balmossie where a prominent advert urges customers to take to the rails. - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Barry Buddon Buddon Ness
Barry Buddon Military Training ground which extends out to Buddon Ness with its Old High and Old Low lighthouses - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
High Water at Monifieth beach                                                                 PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Low Water at Monifieth beach                                                                 PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Storm brewing over Fife                                                                 PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Balmossie, Monifieth
Balmossie Bridge where the Dichty Burn flows into the River Tay

Sunrise at North Balmossie - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Broughty Beach (left) Seven Arches (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Remains of Old Mill on the Dichty Burn (left).  Housing development commenced in 2005 near the Old Mill (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Seven Arches Dundee and Forfar Railway
The Seven Arches - viaduct that carried the LMS (and previously the Caledonian Railway) from Broughty Ferry to Forfar - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Hedges in Grange Road (left).  Grange Primary School (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Grange Road (left).  North Bank Street (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Grange Road (left).  Housing development viewed from the Seven Arches (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Twenty's plenty - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Monifieth High School

Monifieth High School

Monifieth High School - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Monifieth High School - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Monifieth High School

Awaiting the end of the school day (left).  East Navarre Street (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Monifieth Milton  

     The last - and only - down train of the day makes its token 1902 stop at Balmossie on Wednesday 2 August 2006.  "No one left, and no one came . . . "  - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

The same train - a Class 170 number 170457 departs - empty - for Carnoustie where it terminates.  There seems to be a lack of logic in not running this train through to Arbroath where passengers (if there were any) from intermediate stations could transfer to an express for Aberdeen instead of having to catch a bus to Arbroath.  The train is stabled overnight at Carnoustie under the watchful eye of the signalman in the still manned signal box.  It then forms the 0645 departure from Carnoustie making the only up stop of the day at Balmossie.  - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Track laying at Balmossie - February 2014.  Although the Canadian-built Class 66 locomotive is in the livery of the former English, Scottish and Welsh Railways - a one time subsidiary of US Wisconsin Central - it is in fact owned by the German rail operator, Deutche Bahn Schenker UK.  The train consist is of Network Rail wagons built in Romania and Italy - PHOTO Malcolm McCrow

Like the train, this bench was also devoid of "customers" (left);  Moving house at Balmossie (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Milton MIll Monifieth

The Milton, with the remains of the recently gutted Milton Mill on the left of the photograph (left).  Colourful summer wild flowers on the bans of the Dichty Burn (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Garden Flowers (left) by the banks of the Dichty Burn at Milton (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Balmossie Monifieth Angus

The combined rail and footbridge at Balmossie is covered in graffiti and vandals have long since removed whatever sign was supported by the two uprights - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

After a fire, this site at Milton was cleared.  The remains of the tram shed in August 2006 is uncertain.  - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Tram shed Monifieth

Anti-errosion measures at Balmossie as the bank continues to subside.  The old Monifieth and Dundee tram shed dominates both photographs. The building was demolished in 2010 - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Barry Buddon - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Dichty Burn Milton Monifieth

Railway Bridge on the Dichty at Milton (left).  Remains of the Dundee and Monifieth tram shed (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Bridge Street to South Balmossie Street - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Views from Bridge Street, Barnhill - VIDEO CAPTURE Malcolm McCrow

Barnhill Dundee

Views from Bridge Street, Barnhill - VIDEO CAPTURE Malcolm McCrow

Sunrise looking towards Barry Buddon;  sunset looking towards Dundee and Fife - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

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