Monikie shown within Angus
|Population||est. 479. (2001)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Dundee East|
|Scottish Parliament||Angus South|
The village grew from small beginnings as just one of many hamlets. The other large village in the parish is Newbigging. Because of the siting of the Railway Station, provided mainly to service the farming community and latterly, the Farina Mill or Granary, and the former reservoir ponds for Dundee City Council (now Monikie Country Park), the concentration has centred around the area which became Monikie village, mainly as a result of a new house building programme in the 1970s and 1980s.
The Scottish violinist and fiddler James Scott Skinner lived in Monikie from 1906 to 1909.
It is wrong to think of Monikie as only the village but, as the parish name, it is still relevant in most of the addresses in this rural area, stretching from Hynd Castle in the north, to the coast of the Firth of Tay at the south. Its population in 1991 was 479. Monikie is the northernmost Church Of Scotland parish of the Presbytery of Dundee, but changes have occurred.
It is the location of Affleck Castle, formerly Auchinleck Castle, which stands on the western outskirts of the village toward the centre of the parish. It consists of a tower built on high ground. The castle was inhabited as late as 1746, although it has since been used as a granary. The 17th-century Panmure House, seat of the Earl of Panmure, was located to the east of the village, although it was demolished in the 1950s. Only the stables and the 105-foot (32 m) Panmure Testimonial remain on the estate, as well as the remains of the earlier Panmure Castle.
Monikie reservoir Originally built to supply water to Dundee
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