The Wishart Arch is the name given in more recent times to a remnant of the 16th Century city walls of Dundee around a gateway, the East Port or Cowgate. Situated in a street, still known as the Cowgate, Most likely built when Dundee was fortified around 1590, its survival is due to its probably mythical connection with the Protestant reformer George Wishart (1513-46), whose is said to have preached from the structure in 1544.
Those days have long gone now and what is left are abandoned Mills and Factories some derelict ready for demolition. Others are Listed Buildings which have been restored such as The Cox`s Stack and Camperdown Works at Lochee and the Baxter Brothers. Tay Works, The Old Mill, Verdant Works and William Halley & Sons Ltd.
I can capture in photography these memories of the 18th and 19th Century Dundee before it all disappears. Dundee was once a thriving industrial and trading port manufacturing Jute,Flax and Linen employing 50,000 weavers between the 1700`s & 1900`s. The Eastern Necropolis, now more commonly called Eastern Cemetery, was opened in 1863. The main entrance gateway, which was designed by Dundee architects W Scott and D McKenzie.