Western Cemetery

Western Cemetery, on the Perth Road, is a pleasant and interesting spot for walks and many people also find it useful for genealogical research.

Western Cemetery was originally opened by a commercial company in 1845, and then purchased by the City of Dundee District Council in 1979.

There is now a new section opened for the interment of Cremated Remains.  For further information or to arrange a site visit please contact the Bereavement Services on Dundee 431536.

Many people of historical interest are buried here including:

James Bowman Lindsay (1799-1862) an early experimenter with electricity who, in 1835 demonstrated a 'constant electric light,' 40 years before Thomas Edison.

Preston Watson (1880-1915) was an aeronautical pioneer who some claim to have made the worlds first powered flight over the Carse of Gowrie, several months before the Wright brothers in America.