Local History

Angus is steeped in colourful and dramatic history, and 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".

Feel the past come to life at Arbroath Abbey, where the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320, or Glamis Castle, the legendary seat of Macbeth. Get hands-on with Pictish history at Aberlemno and St Vigeans Pictish and Mediaeval Stone Museum.

Angus has a rich heritage of 18th, 19th and 20th century architecture, including the elegance of The House of Dun, the Victorian streets of Montrose and Kirriemuir's weavers' cottage. There are many Museums & Galleries, historic sites and buildings to be enjoyed and the unspoiled towns and villages of Angus are well preserved and full of character. Each burgh has a heritage trail to follow, highlighting many interesting buildings and features.

Whether your interest is in ancient civilisations, medieval battles or historic houses, Angus has a rich story to tell.