Our Top Mission...

is to help everyone and bring them a better life.

Fund Raising

We help raise money for numerous causes in a number of fun and creative ways. By supporting our work with the local community, in whatever way you can, you can help ensure that hard work continues.

Book Shop

Please come in and have a look around. If you have any books you would like to donate please hand them in. If you have time on your hands you may wish to help ‘man’ the bookshop for a few hours.


Here at the YMCA we help teach new skills, build new friendships and contribute to the local community. If you are interest there are plenty of roles to get involved in and opportunities to embrace.

Clubs & Activities

Our long-running clubs & activities has earned a reputation for providing a range of varied, innovative and stimulating activities for like minded children and adults of all ages. So why not get in touch now?

For over a decade

Helping people to develop their full potential

The YMCA in Broughty Ferry was founded in premises in Gray Street in 1866, moving nine years later to the present premises, formerly a church and then an infant school, in Brook Street. In 1893 a gymnasium was gifted by Alexander Jefferson Buist, President at that time. During both wars the premises were requisitioned by the Forces. Largely through the efforts of members themselves , a table tennis hut, acquired after the first world war was dismantled and a new, much enlarged hut erected in its place. During December 1963 the Stephen Gillanders Memorial Extension was opened in memory of Stephen Gillanders who was President of the local Association from 1952 till 1962.

The Memorial extension was a major target in the Local Association’s Centenary celebrations and cost approximately £13000. It consists of a lounge and large kitchen in a spacious social area. During the alterations the Caretakers house was extended, new toilets were added and the face of the building was pointed.

Traditionally the local Association is sport orientated producing many fine players within the realms of Badminton, Table Tennis and Football. In addition many members have made good within the fields of Public Service and Academic work. By their activities all members past and present are seen to be expressing the true meaning of the Association within the Local YMCA.

Local volunteers have helped the YMCA survive as the years have moved on, through giving up their time to help develop the local youngsters of Broughty Ferry and enhance their interests. These volunteers have been invaluable to the survival of the YMCA. However more help is always readily needed to keep the YMCA open and more people need to use the facilities to keep the Association financially viable. Greater community involvement is under consideration and many exciting projects are planned for the future.

What We Have Achieved

Raised In 2017
Classes Per Week
Events Per Year

How You Can Help

Club Volunteer

We need help to run a range of clubs and activities from fun-packed after school and holiday clubs, to action-filled events for families from the community.

Book Shop

When you’ve finished your book, you can donate it to the shop for someone else to buy and enjoy. Please drop off your books during our opening hours.

DIY Projects

We are always looking for people of all ages who are committed in helping the community centre building, which at times is in need of repair or improvement.

Board Member

We are always looking for new board members, which only involves a couple of hours one evening a month where items affecting the YMCA are discussed.