Streetwise: Perrie Street, Lochee

Name Plate

Perrie Street, Lochee was named after Bailie Perrie, who was long known as “the Provost of Lochee”. He was born at Burrelton, Coupar Angus, in 1835, came to Dundee as an apprentice baker in 1846, started in business as a baker on his own account in 1854 and carried on till his retiral shortly before his death. In 1876 he entered the Town Council and continued to serve, without a break, as Councillor for Lochee, with an unbroken record, till 1917.

During that time he was Bailie, and Convener of most of the Municipal Committees; served under 12 Provosts, and had so much influence in the Town Council that he was known as “the Provost-Maker"” He died in January 1917, aged 82 years, and was then “the Father of the Council”.

Source: ‘Glimpses of Old and New Dundee’ – A.H. Millar, January 1925