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A peripheral public housing estate in Dundee, Kirkton is situated 2¼ miles (3.5 km) north of the city centre, between Downfield to the west and Trottick to the east. The area was developed on land surrounding the farms of Magdalen's Kirkton and West Kirkton in the years following World War II. There were two phases of building; much of the area comprises low-rise semi-detached cottage-style blocks built 1949-58 but with deck-access and high-rise housing developed 1967-72. The population has declined since the 1980s to 3151 in 2001, with a high rate of unemployment.

The area benefits from a library, community centre, three parades of shops and an Asda hypermarket (the first in Dundee), together with four schools; Baldragon Academy (a comprehensive secondary school with a roll of 650 which was redeveloped from the former Kirkton High School in 1997), Kingspark Special School, St. Columba's Roman Catholic Primary and Sidlaw View Primary School.

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