Book reveals ‘What’s In A Name?’

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A new book has been produced detailing the history and significance of every street in Broughty Ferry.

Last Tuesday a copy of the book ‘What’s In A Name?’ was presented to Dundee’s Lord Provost Bob Duncan at the City Chambers.

The book is the brainchild of Callum Webster, a former Broughty man who moved to Belfast for work some 15 years ago.

‘What’s In A Name?’ began life as a hobby tracing Broughty’s history in an attempt to keep up his links with home.

Two other Broughty Ferry residents contributed to the book’s preparation.

Co-author Craig Muir carried out all the design work and gathered the vintage photographs and illustrations.

Margaret Young painted the cover picture of Broughty Castle.

Dundee Civic Trust published the book three weeks ago and it is now on its second print run.

It outlines information about old mansions, schools, churches, pubs, and shops and contains stories about streets in West Ferry and Barnhill as well as covering newer housing developments at Balgillo and Balmossie.

The book is on sale in the following Broughty Ferry shops Eduardo Alessandro Studios, Gillies Ltd, Hallmark Cards, McDonald the Stationer, and the Katz Pyjamas.