Whitfield, Dundee

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Whitfield is located in Dundee
 Whitfield shown within the City of Dundee
OS grid reference NO431333
Council area City of Dundee
Lieutenancy area Dundee
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 Dundee City East
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Coordinates: 56°29′18″N 2°55′32″W / 56.488342°N 2.925606°W / 56.488342; -2.925606

Whitfield is a residential area in the north of Dundee, Scotland to the east of Fintry and north of Douglas. The area was built in the 1960s to accommodate Dundee's expanding population. A lot of the housing was low rise, deck access flats, innovative for the time, built using the "Skarne" prefabrication system.

Between 1989 and 1995 it was one of the four areas chosen for the Scottish Office programme New Life for Urban Scotland. A lot of the deck access housing in the area was demolished as the area was remodelled.

In the 2004 Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, Whitfield contained two datazones (average population 1,000) in the most deprived 15% of datazones in Scotland.

Whitfield had two high rise tower blocks of flats, both constructed in 1969. In 2003 the tower block housing Quarryfield and Whitfield courts was demolished, and in 2004 the neighbouring tower block which housed Greenfield and Kellyfield courts followed. As of 2006 the area is undergoing redevelopment as part of a redevelopment plan and the area is seeing a rise in population.


There is one Secondary School in the Whitfield area - Braeview Academy, formerly known as Whitfield High School. There were formerly two Primary Schools whithin the area; Whitfield Primary School and Newfields Primary School, both of which merged in spring 2012 to become Ballumbie Primary School.There were an additional two primary schools in whitfield named Greenfield Primary in the Aberlady Cres areas and another named Saint Mathews behind Dunbar Park.

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