Western Cemetery content
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.
- Western Cemetery Map (640KB PDF)
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.