Trust and university cooperate on Broughty’s Castle Green project

The proposed beachfront development at Broughty Ferry.
The proposed beachfront development at Broughty Ferry.

Broughty Ferry Development Trust is working with Abertay University on their Castle Green project not to waste the work already undertaken.

They are cooperating to identify what a sustainable and successful building would provide, and how this might be funded.

A trust spokesperson stated: “Initial work and discussions have collated all the studies and work previously undertaken and will identify what further market research may be required.

“From this, a few options will be identified which will then inform the best approach to bidding for capital funding to construct the building, and revenue funding to ensure the preferred uses of the building are effectively and sustainably delivered.

“We hope the next six months will see great progress.”

And the trust is at present considering looking at a further project at the Fisherman’s Graveyard.

Building on the previous good work which has improved access and information, a new sub-committee was formed which is looking at improving the attractiveness of the graveyard with proposed planting and possible seating.

Also discussed was the possibility of making better use of the Mort House within the graveyard which is currently storing gardening tools. Ideas are being pursued which include forming a small exhibition space within the building and also using it for the production of leaflets.

However, the trust is looking for members to come forward and help form a funding sub-committee, initially to start looking at potential funding sources for the Mort House proposals, but the remit will expand as further projects are identified.

Anyone who can help should get in touch by telephoning 01382 738631 or e-mailing

Trust chairman John Dobbie told the Guide & Gazette: “The new Castle Green project is being moved along slowly but steadily by the management committee.

“Abertay University is providing assistance with the business plan and a funding sub-committee is being set up to look at the options available.

“Our management committee currently comprises six members and more would be welcome to bring on board more expertise. At our annual general meeting, approval was given to expand membership across Dundee.

“We are therefore reaching out across the city and would welcome new members from any area which would greatly reinforce the desire to create a community facility on the beachfront, and other community developments, to benefit everyone.”