Birkhill, Angus

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Birkhill
Birkhill Inn - geograph.org.uk - 1597917.jpg
The Birkhill Inn
Birkhill is located in Angus
Birkhill
Birkhill
Location within Angus
Populationest. 2,160[1] (2006)
OS grid referenceNO351339
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDUNDEE
Postcode districtDD2
Dialling code01382
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°29′34″N 3°03′20″W / 56.492695°N 3.055644°W / 56.492695; -3.055644Coordinates: 56°29′34″N 3°03′20″W / 56.492695°N 3.055644°W / 56.492695; -3.055644

Birkhill and neighbouring Muirhead are two small villages in Angus, just to the west of Dundee, Scotland.[2]

Community features[edit]

Features of Muirhead and Birkhill include:

  • A branch of the Co-op
  • A small hill known to locals as The Roundie
  • Birkhill Primary School, built in 1993 and later extended (the extension officially opened by Andrew Welsh MSP in 2002). Most students go to Monifieth High School for secondary education, with the school providing buses for the journey to Monifieth. The school has about 300 pupils and around 17-18 teachers. Scottish footballer Craig Brewster attended the older Muirhead Primary School which has now been converted into several houses.
  • Sports facilities, including a football pitch, a tennis court and a bowling club
  • The Birkhill Inn, a small restaurant and pub often called the "Birkie Inn"
  • The Millennium Hall, which hosts clubs and events
  • Birkhill is located next to Templeton Woods, home to one of the largest populations of red squirrels in the UK

Muirhead[edit]

In Muirhead there is:

  • a convenience store called Adil's
  • a chemist
  • a doctor's surgery
  • a post office
  • a Scout Hall, home to the 46th Angus Scouts which is available for rent and is currently well utilised
  • a small police station.
  • a stables and riding school
  • two nursery schools, called Birkhill Nursery School and Tiddlywinks Nursery School.
  • a large area of woodland known as Backmuir Wood or 5 Mile Wood
  • a Motor Mechanics
  • a Church
  • The Muirhead and Birkhill Millennium Hall which has over 25 different groups using it. Their website can be found at www.muirheadbirkhillmilleniumhall.org.uk

Sports[edit]

The Birkhill FC is an Amateur Sunday League Football team that play in the Dundee Sunday Morning Amateur Football Association. They play their home games at Birkie Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2010-05-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Dundee and Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2007, ISBN 0319229807