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Angus Council
Aonghas

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Location
Geography
Area Ranked 10th
 - Total 2,182 km²
 - % Water  ?
Admin HQ Forfar
ISO 3166-2 GB-ANS
ONS code 00QC
Demographics
Population Ranked 19th
 - Total (2006) 109,300
 - Density 50 / km²
Scottish Gaelic
 - Total () {{{Scottish council Gaelic Speakers}}}
Politics
Angus Council
http://www.angus.gov.uk/
Control Independent/Conservative/Liberal Democrat/Labour
MPs
MSPs
Scotland

Angus (Aonghas in Gaelic) is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland, and a lieutenancy area. The council area borders onto Aberdeenshire, Perth and Kinross and the City of Dundee. Main industries include agriculture and fishing. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 480 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2733 × 3411 pixel, file size: 208 KB, MIME type: image/png) Date 2006-04-10 Author User:Barryob Permission See below. ... Map of Scotland Although Scotland is a relatively small country, with a land area of 78 772 km², its geography is highly varied, from the rural lowlands, to the barren highlands, and from large cities to uninhabited islands. ... This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by area. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Forfar is a town and former royal burgh of approximately 13,500 people, located in the unitary authority of Angus in Scotland. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... This is a list of the council areas of Scotland ordered by population. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... The Scottish Conservative Party (officially the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party), often referred to as the Scottish Tories (see Tory), is the part of the British Conservative Party that operates in Scotland. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the Scottish Labour Party founded in 1976. ... This is a list of Members of Parliament at the House of Commons in Westminster representing constituencies in Scotland, arranged by party. ... Stewart Hosie MP Stewart Hosie is the Scottish National Party Member of Parliament for the Dundee East constituency in the 2005 UK General Election. ... James McGovern (born 17 November 1956) is a Scottish politician, and is the Labour Member of Parliament for the Dundee West UK parliamentary constituency in Dundee, Scotland. ... Michael Fraser Weir (born 24 March 1957) is a Scottish politician. ... The Scottish Parliament is composed of 129 members called Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) or, in Gaelic, Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPnA). ... Andrew Welsh (born 1944) was a Scottish National Party member of parliament for South Angus from 1974 to 1979, Angus East from 1987 to 1997 and Angus from 1997 to 2001. ... John Swinney John Swinney is the former leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The 32 council areas of Scotland form the local government areas of Scotland, all of them unitary authorities. ... This article is about the country. ... The Lieutenancy areas of Scotland are the areas used for the ceremonial lords-lieutenant, the monarchs representatives, in Scotland. ... Logo of Aberdeenshire Council Aberdeenshire (Siorrachd Obar Dheathain in Gaelic) is one of the 32 unitary council areas in Scotland. ... Perth and Kinross (Peairt agus Ceann Rois in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy Area. ... City of Dundee (Mòr-bhaile Dhùn Dèagh in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ...


Angus was historically a county (known officially as Forfarshire until 1928) until 1975 when it became a district of the Tayside Region. In 1996 the region was abolished and Angus was established as a unitary authority. The former county had borders with Kincardineshire to the north-east, county of Aberdeenshire to the north and Perthshire to the west. Southwards, it faced Fife across the Firth of Tay. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Tayside (Taobh Tatha in Gaelic) was a local government region of Scotland from 1974 to 1995. ... The nine Regions of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as the uppermost tier of local government in Scotland. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Kincardineshire, also known as The Mearns (from A Mhaoirne meaning The Stewartry) is a traditional county on the coast of Northeast Scotland. ... The historic county of Aberdeenshire (Siorrachd Obar Dheathain in Gaelic) was until 1975 a county of Scotland. ... Perthshire (Siorrachd Pheairt in Gaelic) was a county in central Scotland, which extended from Strathmore in the east, to the Pass of Drumochter in the north, Rannoch Moor and Ben Lui in the west, and Aberfoyle in the south. ... This article is about the area in Scotland. ... The Firth of Tay is a firth in Scotland between the regions of Fife and City of Dundee into to which Scotlands largest river in terms of flow, the River Tay empties. ...


Areas similar to that of the council area are covered by the Angus Westminster constituency and Angus Holyrood constituency. Angus is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Angus is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). ...


The area can be split into three geographic areas. To the north and west, the topography is mountainous. This is the area of the five Angus Glens. The area is sparsely populated and the main industry is hill-farming. In the south and east, the topography consists of rolling hills bordering the sea. The area is fairly well populated with the larger towns and the City of Dundee on the coast. In between these two areas lies Strathmore, the Great Valley, a fertile agricultural area, noted for potatoes, Angus cattle, and soft fruit. For discussion of land surfaces themselves, see Terrain. ... The Five Glens of Angus are the five Highland glens located in the western portion of the Angus region of Scotland. ... Strathmore, from the Scottish Gaelic for large valley, can refer to a number of places in Scotland, or places named by Scottish emigrants: // Scotland Several places in Scotland are known as Strathmore including: Strathmore, Angus and Perth & Kinross, where Glamis Castle can be found Strathmore, Sutherland, home of Rob Donn... This article is about the Black Angus breed. ...

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Towns and villages

County of Angus
Geography
Area
- Total
Ranked 11th
568,750 acres (2302 km²)
County town Forfar
Chapman code ANS

Aberlemno is a town in the Scottish council area of Angus. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Arbroath from the south Arbroath or Aberbrothock (Scottish Gaelic: Obair Bhrothaig which translates literally as at the mouth of the Brothock[2]) is a former royal burgh and the largest town in the council area of Angus in Scotland, and has a population of approximately 23,000 people. ... Auchmithie is a fishing village in Angus, Scotland, three miles north east of the town of Arbroath. ... For other uses, see Brechin (disambiguation). ... Bridge of Craigisla is a hamlet in Angus, Scotland. ... Carmyllie is a rural parish in Angus, Scotland. ... , Carnoustie (Gaelic: Càrn Fheusda) is a town and former police burgh in the council area of Angus, Scotland. ... Edzell is a village in Angus, Scotland. ... Farnell, Angus is a village in Angus, Scotland. ... Forfar is a town and former royal burgh of approximately 13,500 people, located in the unitary authority of Angus in Scotland. ... Friockheim is a village in Angus, Scotland dating from 1848. ... Glamis is a small village in Angus, Scotland and is home to the famous Glamis Castle. ... Guthrie is a village in Angus, Scotland. ... Inverkeilor is a town in Angus, Scotland. ... , Kirriemuir, sometimes called Kirrie, is a burgh in Angus, Scotland. ... Letham, Angus is a town in Angus, Scotland. ... Newbigging, Angus is a town in Angus, Scotland. ... // Newtyle is a village in the west of Angus, Scotland. ... Memus is a small village in the Angus glens. ... Menmuir is a parish in Angus (formerly Forfarshire) in Scotland. ... Monifieth is a small town and burgh on the East Coast of Scotland, which ajoins the City of Dundee. ... Monikie is a village in Angus, Scotland. ... , Montrose is a port, tourist resort and royal burgh in Angus, on the east coast of Scotland. ... Murroes is a parish in Angus, Scotland. ... St Vigeans is a small village and parish in Angus, Scotland. ... Balmuir House, near Tealing, 18th Century with Victorian additions Tealing is a village in Angus in eastern Scotland, nestled at the foot of the Sidlaw Hills. ... Unthank is a small village in Angus, Scotland. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Area is the measure of how much exposed area any two dimensional object has. ... This is a list of traditional counties of Scotland ordered by area. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... Forfar is a town and former royal burgh of approximately 13,500 people, located in the unitary authority of Angus in Scotland. ... Chapman codes are largely a superset of the ISO 3166-2:GB and BS 6879 codes identifying administrative divisions in the United Kingdom, Ireland and their surrounding islands, but covering historical divisions. ...

Places of interest

Aberlemno is a town in the Scottish council area of Angus. ... A replica of the Hilton of Cadboll Stone. ... Glamis is a small village in Angus, Scotland and is home to the famous Glamis Castle. ... Arbroath Abbey, showing distinctive sandstone colouring. ... The Declaration of Arbroath was a declaration of Scottish independence, and set out to confirm Scotlands status as an independent, sovereign state and its use of military action when unjustly attacked. ... Brechin Castle is a castle located in Brechin, County Angus, Scotland. ... Description The Caledonian Railway (Brechin) Ltd is a private limited company formed by a group of steam railway enthusiasts, the Brechin Railway Preservation Society, with the object of operating a railway service on the former Caledonian Railway line between Brechin and Montrose. ... National Nature Reserve is a United Kingdom government conservation designation for a nature reserve of national significance. ... The Eassie Stone is a carved Pictish stone at the village of Eassie, Angus, Scotland. ... Edzell Castle. ... Glamis Castle Glamis Castle is situated beside the village of Glamis — pronounced Glahmz (in IPA: ) — in Angus, Scotland. ... House of Dun, together with the adjacent Montrose Basin nature reserve, is a National Trust for Scotland property in Angus, Scotland. ... Monboddo House as restored at the year 2006 Monboddo House () is a historically famous mansion in The Mearns, Scotland. ... The Montrose Basin is part of the estuary of the South Esk forming a tidal basin near to the town of Montrose, Angus on the north-east coast of Scotland. ...

Council political composition

Party Councillors
Scottish National Party 13
Independent 6
Conservative 5
Liberal Democrat 3
Labour 2

The council is currently controlled by the Angus Alliance which composes of a coalition of Independent/Conservative/Liberal Democrat & Labour councillors. [1] The Scottish Conservative Party (officially the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party), often referred to as the Scottish Tories (see Tory), is the part of the British Conservative Party that operates in Scotland. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the Scottish Labour Party founded in 1976. ...


See also

Earl of Angus The title of Earl of Angus is an ancient one in the Peerage of Scotland, currently held by the Duke of Hamilton. ...


External links

  • Angus Council

Coordinates: 56°40′N, 2°55′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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