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Broughty Ferry

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Broughty Ferry (Brochty in Scots) was originally a small fishing village around the harbour of Partan Craig, or Crab Rock on the Firth of Tay in Eastern Scotland. Its name derives from Brugh or Burgh Tay. Broughty Castle (1496) still stands on a shallow tip projecting into the Firth, and there are modest beaches of sand and stone.

Before the completion of the Tay Road Bridge the town saw much traffic, the ferry to Tayport serving as the principal route for motor vehicles from Dundee to Fife and the south.

Although some of its residents would prefer still to consider Broughty Ferry a separate town, it is — following post-war urban expansion — de facto a suburb of Dundee, and takes local government administration from the city.

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