Monday, 16 September 2013

Angus Heritage Week

Press release form Angus Heritage Week (abridged):


The opening weekend of Angus Heritage Week provided the ideal opportunity for people from near and far to find out more about their families, visit buildings normally closed to the public, explore the towns and villages of Angus – and even battle with pirates!

Angus Heritage Week ( launched on Friday, 13 September with a day dedicated to family and local history. The Tayroots Family History Day at Brechin Mechanics’ Institute attracted almost 200 people in search of information about their ancestors, their lives and the places they stayed.

Angus Heritage Week runs until 20 September, with a host of events happening between now and then, including free entry to Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club’s highly-impressive collection of cars and motorcycles and, on 19 September, a tour of Arbroath Abbey – led by a medieval monk. Also on 19 September, and going even further back in time, A Day out With The Picts offers a chance to visit several of the most significant Pictish sites in Angus. This tour starts and finishes at Pictavia Visitor Centre near Brechin and costs £15, which includes transport, admission charges and lunch.

One of the final events of this year’s Angus Heritage Week 2013 will be a free archive film evening at the Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath on Friday, 20 September, which will feature fabulous footage of the people and places of Angus in days gone by.

The Angus Heritage Week Event Programme is available at leisure centres, ACCESS offices, libraries, museums and tourist attractions across Angus, Dundee, Perthshire, Aberdeenshire and Fife (or download from For information about Angus Heritage Week, visit, ‘like’ the Angus Heritage Facebook page or follow on Twitter.

(With thanks to Wendy Glass)


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from (print) and (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see

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