Pitkerro

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Pitkerro
Pitkerro is located in Dundee
Pitkerro
Pitkerro
Pitkerro shown within the City of Dundee
OS grid reference NO425327
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUNDEE
Postcode district DD4
Dialling code 01382
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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UK
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56°28′58″N 2°56′07″W / 56.482879°N 2.935215°W / 56.482879; -2.935215Coordinates: 56°28′58″N 2°56′07″W / 56.482879°N 2.935215°W / 56.482879; -2.935215

Pitkerro is an area in the eastern part of Dundee, Scotland, immediately west of Douglas and south of Fintry and Whitfield. Areas of Pitkerro include Kingsway East, Linlathen, Mid Craigie, Milton of Craigie and Drumgieth. Pitkerro is home to a large gas reserve tank.

Pitkerro House was remodelled and relandscaped by Robert Lorimer in 1902.[1]

Pitkerro once had four schools, three primary and one secondary. The oldest, St Saviour's RC High School, closed in June 2008 due to decreasing pupil numbers and merged with Lawside Academy at the start of the 2008/9 school year to form St. Paul's Academy. Mosgiel Primary School and Mid Craigie Primary School merged at the start of the 2009/10 year to form Rowantree Primary School, a purpose-built school constructed in 2008 on the site behind Pitkerro's other school, St. Vincent's Primary.

Together, Pitkerro, Kirkton and Hilltown contain 31% of Dundee's enumeration districts which fall within the worst 10% of deprived districts in Scotland.[citation needed]

In 1998, a Mecca Bingo hall opened in the Douglasfield area of Pitkerro with an Odeon Cinema opening two years later.

Pitkerro has two major Supermarkets, Morrisons in Linlathen, and a 24-hour Asda in Milton of Craigie.

The area is served by Dundee bus routes 7 and 8 (Inner Circle), 15 and 17(Whitfield Hopper) and 36, which serves Glenconnor Drive, Morrisons and Mill of Mains.

References

  1. ^ Dictionary of Scottish Architects: Robert Lorimer


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