Angus is steeped in tradition and has a unique culture and heritage which embraces visual and performing arts, literature and architecture. There are many museums, galleries, historic sites and buildings to be enjoyed and Angus has a rich story to tell.
The Angus culture is intertwined with the land and sea - fishermen, farmers, weavers and artists, rooted in their culture and history, with an eye to the future and a foot in the past. The people have shaped the land with their labour, and the land has shaped its people. Angus has also been home to many creative, inventive, talented, scientific and notorious people.
Whether you are looking to find out more about family from this area or would like to enjoy a fantastic heritage trail, we look forward to welcoming you to Angus.
Angus is an area of outstanding beauty, steeped in a colourful and dramatic history.
The Picts or 'Painted Ones' lived in the area during the first millennium. Their magnificent carved stones have proved a lasting and enigmatic legacy. A number of stones are on display in the Pictavia Visitor Centre, Meffan Museum and St Vigeans Museum, and more can be found in their original locations throughout Angus.
The trail takes you from the golfing mecca of Carnoustie to the traditional seaside town of Arbroath to the Cathedral City of Brechin nestling in the Angus countryside. The towns of Angus each have their own unique history, with many interesting museums, galleries, historic sites and buildings to be enjoyed. View the Heritage Trails to find out more.