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History

Introduction

Muirhead, Birkhill and Liff Community Council was formed in January 2011 by the amalgamation of the previous two community council areas of Lundie, Muirhead and Birkhill with Fowlis, Liff and Balruddery following the reorganisation of Community Council areas by Angus council in 2010.

The community council area is a mixture of rural farming and residential homes serving a vibrant commuter habitat for Dundee, Perth and the East of Scotland. There are a number of small villages and hamlets within the area and each reflect its own individual nature with a mix of traditional and modern homes both large and small. Within the area there are four Churches, two schools, a medical centre, a post office, pharmacy, small supermarket and fuel station, two licensed hospitality premises, a leisure centre and spa, golf course, bowling club, three community halls a Scout hall and numerous farms.

Natural wildlife is in abundance with plenty of native flora and fauna, a sanctuary for Red Squirrels and plenty of opportunity for walking to take in the beauty of the area via the Sidlaw Path network and protected woodlands.

Situation

Situated on the north western periphery of Dundee the area forms the south west corner of Angus and borders Dundee City Council and Perth and Kinross Council local authority areas. The eastern boundary is at Birkhill on the A923 approximately 5 miles from DundeeCity centre and the area continues along the A923 for approximately 6.5 miles until the western boundary meets Perth and Kinross Council at Oakwood near the highest point in the area Lundie Craigs at 353 metres. The northern boundary commences at Denhead on the B954 and extends to the most southern point at Huntly Farm access Road on the Benvie road approximately 5 miles away.

Birkhill

Birkhill along with Muirhead form the largest residential area in the Community Council jurisdiction and in 2006 the population was approximately 2,160.

Birkhill – Looking westward along the A923 by the Birkhill Inn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birkhill - View along Dronley Road.

Birkhill – View along Dronley Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birkhill - Millennium Hall.

Birkhill – Millennium Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birkhill - Recreation area

Birkhill – Recreation area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muirhead

Muirhead and Birkhill are adjacent to each other and are almost seamlessly linked; however, they are two separate and distinct villages.

View of Muirhead and Birkhill from the north

Junction of A923 and B954 at Muirhead

Junction of A923 and
B954 at Muirhead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lundie

Lundie is a small hamlet which lies to the western edge of our community council area and is situated near the base of the Lundie Crags a rock cliff feature in the Sidlaw hills.

View of Lundie

 

 

 

 

Western Gateway to Lundie

Western Gateway to Lundie

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Liff

At one time Liff was a thriving farming village and historical records show that in the 18th Century there was a population of about 1650 in the area. Now Liff is a residential village within easy commuting distance of Dundee.

Eastern gateway to Liff

Eastern gateway to Liff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liff village green

Liff village green

Fowlis

A lovely rustic rural village with a church, village green and community hall.

Fowlis village green

Fowlis village green

Northern gateway to Fowlis on the Benvie Road

Northern gateway to Fowlis on the Benvie Road

Balruddery, Berryhill & Flocklones

These three hamlets are situated in the southern part of our community council area and have developed by the small addition of a number of recently built houses.

Balruddery looking towards Liff

Balruddery looking towards Liff

Piperdam

Piperdam is a leisure resort comprising of golf courses, spa, swimming pool, gymnasium, restaurant, function suite and lodges which also has a residential area with approximately 120 houses and is situated to the west of the community council area on the A923.

View of Piperdam looking towards Craigowl hill

View of Piperdam looking towards Craigowl hill

View of residential development and golf course at Piperdam

View of residential development and golf course at Piperdam

Piperdam leisure complex

Piperdam leisure complex

Piperdam function suite and restaurant

Piperdam function suite
and restaurant