B Verdant Works
Verdant Works was so called because when David Lindsay, a merchant and flax spinner, had the mill built in 1833, it was surrounded by green fields.
The ready availability of the Scouringburne made it an ideal spot on which to build a mill, which used the expertise gained in spinning flax to eventually employ five hundred people in the production of jute.
In 1991, the derelict building was bought by the Heritage Trust and an award winning museum was created to demonstrate the workings of a jute mill.
India, Pakistan and Bangladesh grew the raw jute which was sent by ship to Dundee.
About Dundee Global Trail
Dundee’s Global Trail will take you on intriguing historic Voyage of Discovery highlighting the extraordinary locations which make connections between Dundee and the rest of the world.
While you explore the inner city of modern day Dundee this unusual walking Trail will make the hour you spend a time of interesting discoveries in the City of Discovery.