Tealing's picturesque, slumbering, peaceful and idyllic setting belies its colourful past. Its history includes prehistoric settlement, ancient carvings, Picts, religious rebellion, World War intrigue, agricultural upheaval and community survival.

There is evidence of an early Pictish settlement around 100 AD near a soutterain now known as Tealing Earthhouse. The first church in Tealing was built in 710AD by St Boniface, the papal missionary who founded around 150 churches in the north east of Scotland. In 1728, the Reverend John Glas of Tealing Parish Church was suspended and formed a breakaway church known as the Glassites, creating one of the biggest upheavals in the Scottish church.

Find out more about almost 2000 years of Tealing's history in the more detailed sections below.

Tealing Timeline
Ancient Times
The Church
Tealing Schooldays
Prominent People
Tealing in 1700 - 1899
Tealing in the 20th Century
Tealing at the Millennium