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About Us

Welcome from the Friends of Magdalen Green!

Magdalen Green is a beautiful and much loved park in the city of Dundee. It is Dundee’s oldest city park, and has been a site for recreation, meetings and social gatherings for centuries. The Green is home to a magnificent Victorian bandstand that has become an icon for the west end of Dundee. It was first opened in 1890 and extensively renovated in 1990. It is in need of further repairs now to ensure its survival for the next century. Friends of Magdalen Green is a community group that exists to protect and enhance the Green for the benefit of present and future generations.


Friends of Magdalen Green was formed to protect and enhance Magdalen Green, Dundee.  It arose from local concerns that this lovely parkland was being damaged by car parking, vandalism and litter and also that its facilities were being underused. The association was formally constituted by a large group of local residents at a public meeting in Dundee on 16 May 2007.  Local councillors, Dundee City Council and the West End Community Council have all been very supportive in helping to establish FoMG, and in backing our campaign issues.

Aims and Objectives

To promote the preservation, maintenance and improvement of Magdalen Green for the benefit of the public by associating the local authorities and other stakeholders in a common effort to provide such facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time-occupation with the objects of improving the conditions of life for those who use the Green; To promote the conservation of the environment, plant, animal and bird life of the Green; advance the education of the public in the history and natural history of the Green

Committee Members The current (2015-2018) members are:

Chairperson – Catherine Fairweather

Secretary -Sandra McDowall

Membership secretary – James Dryden

Pat Orr

Mary Devlin

Mary Mackenzie

Alison Cruikshank

Sheila Dryden

Cllr Fraser Macpherson

If you would like to help protect and enhance Magdalen Green why not become a member? Everyone is welcome. Email us to receive a copy of our latest membership form and return it to the membership secretary (address on the form). Membership fees are: £2.50, £5.00 or £10.00