Strathmartine

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Strathmartine
Strathmartine is located in Angus
Strathmartine
Strathmartine
 Strathmartine shown within Angus
OS grid reference NO387348
Council area Angus
Lieutenancy area Angus
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUNDEE
Postcode district DD4
Dialling code 01382
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Dundee East
Scottish Parliament Angus
North East Scotland
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 56°30′05″N 2°59′51″W / 56.501263°N 2.997399°W / 56.501263; -2.997399

Strathmartine is an area of Angus, Scotland (named after a local mythical hero, Strathmartin The Dragonslayer).[1] It is to the north of Dundee[2] and the surrounding district is often referred to as "the Howe o Strathmartine".

The parishes of Mains and Strathmartine were united on 21 Nov 1792. Anciently, Mains was called Earl's Strathdichty, Strathmartine was called Strathdichty Martin. The Dichty Water flows through the parishes.[3][4]

William Lorimer, the classicist, known for producing a translation of the New Testament in Lowland Scots was born in Strathmartine. The area is home to Strathmartine Hospital which is a long stay hospital for people with severe learning disabilities.

Strathmartine Hospital entrance
St Martin's Stone

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Shand, William. "The Dundee Dragon". The Dundee Messenger. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dundee and Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2007, ISBN 0-319-22980-7 
  3. ^ "Mains and Strathmartine". Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Warden, Alex J (1880). Angus or Forfarshire, the land and people, descriptive and historical II. pp. 252–253. Retrieved November 22, 2013.