On its long descent from the Sidlaw Hills towards Dundee, a sign on the A90 dual carriageway points west along a minor road to the quiet village of Tealing. Historic Environment Scotland cares for two properties here a few minutes' walk apart from each other: a picturesque doocot complete with nesting boxes, and a curved souterrain, probably constructed to store supplies during the Roman occupation of the area but now open to the elements.
📌 Tealing Dovecot ★★☆☆☆
Description: Lectern dovecot, probably built in 1595 by the local Maxwell family.
Location: Tealing village centre, G.R.: NO 413381 ///listed.bind.posed
📌 Tealing Earth House ★☆☆☆☆
Description: Roofless iron-age souterrain, possibly used to store grain for a Roman army occupying the area.
Location: West side of Tealing, G.R.: NO 412381 ///paths.demand.stow
Open: Always (website suggests summer only, but this is probably incorrect)
Anything else? Park at the doocot. From here it's a 2-min walk to the souterrain: follow the track west over Tealing Burn, then north (right) on a narrow footpath.
|[Nesting boxes inside the doocot]|