The people of Angus have a unique and dynamic culture. There are Pictish, Celtic, Scandinavian and European influences, in a culture which celebrates the many different lifestyles we live and the stories we have to tell. Experience the welcome which has made Scotland famous for its hospitality. You can be assured of a warm welcome.
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.
Learn about our people and our history at the Angus Folk Museum, where two centuries of rural Angus life are revealed in the village of Glamis, featuring weaving and agricultural insights, two of the most important occupations of the people of Angus over the past centuries.
Some Famous Angus Folk
Angus has been home to many creative, inventive, talented, scientific and notorious people. Some are famous, such as Sir James Matthew Barrie, the creatorof Peter Pan, while others are less well known, such as James Chalmers, the Arbroath-born man whose family fought a long battle for him to be credited with the invention of the adhesive postage stamp.
Many of these people have made a big contribution to the worlds of science, such as Charles Lyell, art and literature, including George Paul Chalmers and Violet Jacob. One of the most famous people of Angus was Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Others are more notorious than famous, and include the mistresses of kings (Lola Montez), witches (Helen Guthrie) and criminals (Margaret Shuttleworth).