Barnhill, Dundee

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Barnhill is located in Dundee
Barnhill shown within the City of Dundee
Population 4,384 
OS grid reference NO474318
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUNDEE
Postcode district DD5
Dialling code 01382
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
56°28′31″N 2°51′20″W / 56.475369°N 2.855483°W / 56.475369; -2.855483Coordinates: 56°28′31″N 2°51′20″W / 56.475369°N 2.855483°W / 56.475369; -2.855483

Barnhill is an area in Dundee, located within the suburb of Broughty Ferry. It is approximately 4½ miles east of Dundee City Centre. Until the late 19th century, Barnhill was a separate village.


Barnhill Rock Garden

Barnhill is located in the north east of Broughty Ferry and extends to the city boundary between Dundee and Angus. The area borders the recent Balgillo Park housing development and, at North Balmossie Street, with Monifieth. It contains both private and council housing.

The main commercial area is the Campfield Shopping Square which includes a post office, a pub named The Barn as well as Co-Operative Food and Iceland stores. Also located in the area is Barnhill Cemetery.

The area was formerly the location of a convalescent home run by Dundee Royal Infirmary and built using money given by Sir David Baxter.[1][2]


Barnhill Primary School is the main school for the area. While Monifieth High School is located on the border between Barnhill and Monifieth, and Monifieth High School is nearest to Barnhill Primary, most pupils will go to Grove Academy as this is run by the same council, Dundee City Council.


Barnhill was a Ward of Dundee City Council, returning Conservative Councillor Bruce Mackie. This changed at the 2007 City Council elections when a STV system was adopted. Dundee has 8 Wards and Barnhill is included in one named "The Ferry". The Ferry returned 2 Conservative, 1 Scottish National Party, and 1 Scottish Labour Party councillors.


Barnhill is approximately 10–15 minutes walk from Broughty Ferry town centre. Strathtay and Xplore Dundee buses also provide regular services to Broughty Ferry and Dundee City Centre.

The area was formerly served by a railway station on the long closed Dundee and Forfar Direct Line. Balmossie railway station, on the Edinburgh to Aberdeen line, is close to Barnhill, but is actually situated just inside the neighbouring town of Monifieth.


  1. ^ "THB 1 Dundee Royal Infirmary". Archive Services Online Catalogue. University of Dundee. Archived from the original on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Barnhill Convalescent Home, Dundee". Photopolis. Dundee City Council. Retrieved 12 January 2012.