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Angus. Flag of Angus Angus is a historic county and one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland .


County [ edit ] Angus is historically a county (known officially as Forfarshire from the 18th century until 1928, when it reverted to its ancient name}. It is a registration county and a lieutenancy area . In 1975 it's Administrative functions were transferred to the Council district of the Tayside Region . The "traditional county" or "Shire of Scotland" has borders with Kincardineshire to the north-east, Aberdeenshire to the north and Perthshire to the west. Angus is known as the birthplace of Scotland. Main industries include agriculture and fishing . Council [ edit ] Angus ( Scottish Gaelic : Aonghas ) is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland .

The council area borders Aberdeenshire , Dundee City and Perth and Kinross . Parliamentary representation [ edit ] Geography [ edit ] Angus can be split into three geographic areas. Towns and villages [ edit ] Towns [ edit ] Old Roads of Scotland. The text below is mostly summaries with some extracts from the original text.

Old Roads of Scotland

The links are mostly to Google Books, usually to the first item of interest rather than the first page of a parish. The NSA for Forfarshire is volume 11. Some notes from MacFarlane's Geographical Collections (mostly Volume I) have been added - these are useful as they date from the 1720's. See here for further information and links. Additional information about parishes can be found on the Vision of Britain site and on Scotland's Places. Some illustrations from Forfarshire Illustrated, Gershom Cumming, 1843 are incorporated. Castles in Angus. Angus Scotland's Birthplace official site; living, working and visiting. Welcome to , the website showcasing the county of Angus and highlighting exactly why Angus is a great place to live, work and play.

Angus Scotland's Birthplace official site; living, working and visiting

Whether you are planning a visit, own or work in a business in Angus or live here, this website is for you. Browse through the site using the three main channels: Visit Angus - for tourism and leisure information, Business Angus - for business information, Live Angus - for local service and community information. Visit Angus: The Official Guide to Visiting and Vacations in Angus. Angus is an area of outstanding beauty, situated on the east coast of Scotland.

Visit Angus: The Official Guide to Visiting and Vacations in Angus

The rugged coastline of Angus opens into scenic glens and the fertile Valley of Strathmore. Known around the world as Scotland's Birthplace, Angus enjoys the benefits of modern living, as well as tangible links with a colourful and historically significant past. With 30 challenging links, classic parkland and glorious heathland golf courses within a 40 minute drive – including three Open qualifying courses – Angus is a must-visit for every true golfer. There's no better place for your golf break this year. More on Golf in Angus... Angus hosts a lively annual calendar of festivals, events, and great family days out - for kids of all ages! Angus is steeped in tradition - there are many museums, historic sites and buildings to be enjoyed. Pick up an Angus Visitors Guide at a local Access Office, library, museum or visitor attraction. Angus Council Home.

Dundee. Coordinates: Dundee.


Dundee. Arbroath. Coordinates: Arbroath or Aberbrothock /ɑːrˈbroʊθ/ (Scottish Gaelic: Obar Bhrothaig,[2] [opəɾˈvɾo.ɪkʲ]) is a former royal burgh and the largest town in the council area of Angus in Scotland, and has a population of 23,902.[3] It lies on the North Sea coast, around 16 miles (25.7 km) ENE of Dundee and 45 miles (72.4 km) SSW of Aberdeen.



Arbroath Abbey. Declaration of Arbroath. Arbroath Smokies. Brechin. Coordinates : Brechin ( / ˈ b r iː x ɨ n / ; Scottish Gaelic : Breichinn ) is a former royal burgh in Angus , Scotland .


Brechin. Forfar. Coordinates : Forfar i / ˈ f ɔr f ər / ( Scots : Farfar , [ 1 ] Scottish Gaelic : Baile Fharfair ) is a parish, town and former royal burgh of about 13,500 people in Angus , Scotland .


Forfar. Montrose, Angus. Coordinates : Montrose (pronounced mont- ROUZ , Scottish Gaelic : Monadh Rois ) is a coastal resort town and former royal burgh in Angus , Scotland .

Montrose, Angus


Bell Rock Lighthouse. The masonry work on which the lighthouse rests was constructed to such a high standard that it has not been replaced or adapted in 200 years.[3] The lamps and reflectors were replaced in 1843 and used in the lighthouse at Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland, where they are currently on display.[4] The working of the lighthouse has been automated since 1988.[1] The lighthouse operated in tandem with a shore station, the Bell Rock Signal Tower, built in 1813 at the mouth of Arbroath harbour.

Today this building houses the Signal Tower Museum, a visitor centre detailing the history of the lighthouse. The challenges faced in the building of the lighthouse have led to it being described as one of the Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. History[edit] According to legend, the rock is called Bell Rock because of a 14th-century attempt by the Abbot of Arbroath to install a warning bell on it. Construction[edit]

Bell Rock Lighthouse

Tay Bridge disaster. The Tay Bridge disaster occurred during a violent storm on 28 December 1879 when the first Tay Rail Bridge collapsed while a train was passing over it from Wormit to Dundee, killing all aboard.

Tay Bridge disaster

The bridge – designed by Sir Thomas Bouch – used lattice girders supported by iron piers, with cast iron columns and wrought iron cross-bracing. The piers were narrower and their cross-bracing was less extensive and robust than on previous similar designs by Bouch. Bouch had sought expert advice on "wind loading" when designing a proposed rail bridge over the Firth of Forth; as a result of that advice he had made no explicit allowance for wind loading in the design of the Tay Bridge. There were other flaws in detailed design, in maintenance, and in quality control of castings, all of which were, at least in part, Bouch's responsibility.

Bouch died within the year, with his reputation as an engineer ruined.

Tay Bridge Disaster

Glamis Castle. Glamis Castle is situated beside the village of Glamis /ˈɡlɑːmz/ in Angus, Scotland. It is the home of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is open to the public. Glamis Castle has been the home of the Lyon family since the 14th century, though the present building dates largely from the 17th century. Glamis was the childhood home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who was married to King George VI, and was later known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Her second daughter, Princess Margaret, was born there. Glamis Castle. The Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society.