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Hilltown, Dundee

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Population  10,592
Country  Scotland
Post town  DUNDEE
Dialling code  01382
Lieutenancy area  Dundee
OS grid reference  NO400311
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  DD3
Council area  Dundee
UK parliament constituencys  Dundee East, Dundee West
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Scottish parliaments  Dundee City East, Dundee City West

Hilltown (or informally, The Hilltown) in Dundee is a mainly residential area to the north of the City Centre and lying to the south of the main circular road.



In the 2001 census the population was 9,337 The majority of Hilltown housing is mainly three to four storey tenement buildings as well as four tower blocks. This is shown in the census which states that flats are the main housing facility in the Hilltown at 82.0%.

The ethnicity of Hilltown is mainly White at 93% and also has a 3% Asian and 1% Chinese population.

Area and boundary description

Hilltown is a true inner city location. Situated on the edge of the city centre with the Law to the north, the Hilltown area offers excellent views across the River Tay and beyond. Hilltown is one of the oldest parts of the city. This makes it distinctive from other areas in Dundee both physically and demographically. It is an area of Dundee where the effects of the decline of traditional industry have been easily identifiable. The Hilltown was a bustling place of work in the jute industry and provided accessible housing for many of the mill workers but now is mainly a residential area with a central shopping concourse running through the spine. However, these shops are somewhat in decline due to accessibility of new shopping malls within the town centre.

Most of the high-rise blocks were demolished and this has gave rise of regeneration in the area. Four of the largest tower blocks (locally known as the 'Alexander Street Multis' were demolished in 2011). Bucklemaker Court and Butterburn Court were demolished on June 30th, 2013.

Public open spaces and play areas have been provided at various locations across the area. The Hilltown Park was opened in September 2008 as an urban park that will attract local people and visitors to enjoy the open space available.


There are four primary schools in the Hilltown, Our Lady's RC Primary School, Rosebank Primary School, Dens Road Primary School and St Peter & Paul RC Primary School.

Also the Constitution Road Campus of Dundee College was in the Hilltown.


Hilltown, Dundee Wikipedia

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