Dundee City Council Homes

Children's establishments run by Dundee City Council.

  • Drummond House, 317 South Road, Dundee
  • Roineach Mhor, 588 Strathmartine Road, Dundee
  • 7 Duncan Place, Downfield, Dundee
  • Duncarse, 381 Perth Road, Dundee
  • Strathcarron Place, Dundee
  • Burnside House, Dundee

Records

Surviving records for council-run children's homes are generally held in each council's own internal archives. Prior to 1991, however, when a legal requirement was introduced for councils to retain records of children leaving their care, the survival of such records is very variable. Contact details for local authorities in the UK can be found on the website of the Care Leavers Association (CLA). The CLA also provides guidance on accessing childhood care files, which are normally only open to the individuals they relate to.

Older records may sometimes be placed with the relevant county or borough record office. Many of these offices have online catalogues of their holdings and also contribute to the National Archives' Discovery database. Note that records containing personal data usually have access closed for a period of fifty years or more.

Older material relating to Dundee Council homes may exist at:

  • Angus Archives, Hunter Library, Restenneth Priory, By Forfar DD8 2SZ.

Some records relating to council-run homes, for example inspection reports, are held by The National Archives (TNA). Again, a closure period may apply to these records.