Blackness, Dundee

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Blackness is located in Dundee
Blackness shown within the City of Dundee
Population 2,565 
OS grid reference NO388302
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUNDEE
Postcode district DD2
Dialling code 01382
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
56°27′36″N 2°59′41″W / 56.459956°N 2.994693°W / 56.459956; -2.994693Coordinates: 56°27′36″N 2°59′41″W / 56.459956°N 2.994693°W / 56.459956; -2.994693

Blackness is an area of the city of Dundee. Broadly, Blackness is located to the north of the city's West End and is centred on the Blackness Road, where a number of small, local shops are located. The presence of the Scouring Burn (now diverted underground) meant that the area was attractive for industrial development in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth centuries, modern steam powered machinery requiring a substantial water supply.[1]


  1. ^ Consuelo Olimpia Sanz Salla (2009), The protection of historic properties: a comparative study of administrative policies, WIT Press