A location and former parish in S Angus, Strathmartine lies to the southeast of Auchterhouse and southwest of Tealing, 4 miles (6.5 km) north northwest of Dundee. Taking its name from Martin, a Pictish warrior who is said to have slain a dragon which had killed the nine beautiful daughters of a local farmer, who is remembered by Martin's Stone nearby. The Howe of Strathmartine is a fertile valley although its southern parts are largely occupied by the peripheral housing estates of Dundee, Strathmartine Castle is a fine mansion while the village of Burnfoot (once the Kirkton of Strathmartine) lies to the south on the Dighty Water. Strathmartine Hospital began as the Baldovan Institute in 1852, caring for orphans and disabled children, and the Strathmartine Centre continues to care for people with learning disabilities.

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