Today, it’s a bustling suburb known for its independent shops, popular beach and cosy pubs.
But the beginnings of Broughty Ferry were altogether more humble — and the area has gone through many changes since its origins as a small fishing village nestled in the shadow of a 15th Century castle.
Now, images of the Ferry’s transformation through the years have been chronicled in a new book.
Brian King, 50, is the author of Broughty Ferry Through Time, a selection of photographs from the last century.
Originally from Lochee, Brian is now a researcher of public records in Edinburgh.
Having already compiled the book Dundee Through Time, he decided to embark on a sequel.
Taking the best part of a year to complete, Broughty Ferry Through Time has now been published.
Brian said: “A lot of the images are ones I have collected, like postcards and I also got some from the city archives.
“There’s a lot of photos of the beach — the old ones have hundreds of people in them.
“I just really enjoy looking back at the past and looking at all the changes.”
The industrial age saw wealthy jute barons arrive and build their grand residences in Broughty Ferry and the 20th Century and beyond saw the area evolve into a popular and affluent suburb.
Despite officially becoming part of Dundee in 1913, ‘The Ferry’ has always maintained an independent air. Brian said: “A lot of the old pictures I have looked at and compiled are of the fisheries and fishermen.
“There have been a lot of changes since then and the book reflects that.
“After its beginnings as a fishing village it went on to become a place for the jute barons to live because they wanted to live in a place that wasn’t considered a ‘squalor’ like the city.
“There were a lot of big mansions built at that time for them to live in.”
The dynamic of The Ferry changed once again following the completion of the railway.
The development meant people could commute and saw the area become a seaside holiday resort. Brian added: “At that time it was still separate from Dundee, but over time it has become a suburb of the city.
Dundee Through Time, Brian’s first book, was released in 2014 and he hopes to start work on another book — chronicling the changing face of Lochee.
Philip James Dean, of Amberley Publishing, said: “Featuring a fascinating array of images, both nostalgic and modern, this book traces the history of this fantastic town.
“The modern images will be familiar to those who know Broughty Ferry, but many of the older images give an insight into a time consigned to memory.”