Angus played a central role in the history and formation of the Scottish nation, which is why it is often referred to as 'Scotland's Birthplace'.
Ancient place names, old ways of land-management, conserved architecture and local family names preserved in historic sites, museums, castles and visitor attractions all help to tell the story of Angus.
The people of Angus are unique and dynamic. There are Pictish, Celtic, Scandanavian and European influences, in a culture which celebrates the different lifestyles we live and the stories we have to tell.
Angus has been home to many creative, inventive and talented people. Some are famous, such as Sir James Matthew Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, and some are less well known, such as James Chalmers, inventor of the adhesive postage stamp.
Find out more about the famous folk of Angus.
Angus is particulary rich in Pictish heritage, and Pictish enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice.
Find out more about the ancient Picts, who once worked these lands and inscribed their images on the local landscape.