Friockheim is a small village outside of Arbroath, dating back to 1814. The name Friockheim translates to mean ‘Heather Home’ with Friock being a derivative from the Gaelic ‘fraoch’ (heather) and ‘heim’ from the German for home. A flax spinning mill was built and it attracted textile workers to come and settle here.
The village has a small convenience store, pharmacy, eating and drinking establishments, public park and community hub.
There are two woods in the village, great for walking. The new forest planted in the mid 1990’s backs on to the new houses where you’ll find red squirrels and deer. Or continue along the farm track from Gordon Place and walk through the short wood which will lead you on to a tarred road. Go right and follow the route to Lesmill or turn left and head toward Friockheim Play Park.
Enjoy a bite to eat at The Star Inn and pop into The Railway for some refreshments.
Friockheim park caters for children of all ages and there is plenty of open space to enjoy.
The Hub at Friockheim offers lots of activities for locals and visitors including a cafe, gym, sensory room and much more.