Angus is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland, a registration county and a lieutenancy area. The council area borders Aberdeenshire, Dundee City and Perth and Kinross. Main industries include agriculture and fishing. Global pharmaceuticals company GSK has a significant presence in Montrose in the north of the county.
There are seven towns in Angus each with its own unique character and attractions
- Arbroath, the largest town
- Forfar, the county town and administrative centre
*Aberlemno *Arbilot *Auchmithie *Arbirlot *Auchterhouse *Birkhill *Bridge of Craigisla *Carmyllie *Dunnichen *East Haven *Edzell *Edzell Woods *Farnell *Friockheim *Finavon *Glamis *Guthrie *Inverkeilor *Hillside *Kingsmuir *Letham *Liff *Newbigging *Newtyl *Noranside *Memus *Menmuir *Monikie *Muirhead *Murroes *St Vigeans *Tannadice *Tarfside *Tealing *Unthank
The five glens of Angus
Angus is penetrated by a series of glens of varied character – the Angus Glens. Glen Clova is the best known, steep-sided and majestic, whilst Glen Esk in the east is long and enchanting. To the west are Glen Prosen and Glen Isla – less visited perhaps but equally deserving of an exploration on foot.
The Five Glens of Angus are the five Highland glens located in the western portion of the Angus region of Scotland. The five glens from westernmost to easternmost are:
- Glen Prosen
- Glen Clova
- Glen Lethnot
Glen Mark is a glen in northern Angus, eastern Scotland, through which the Water of Mark flows. Near the mouth of the glen, at Auchronie, the Water of Mark is joined by the Water of Lee from Loch Lee to become the River North Esk. This flows through Glen Esk, one of the Five Glens of Angus. The land is managed by the Dalhousie estate.
Glen Mark provides the southern walking route to Mount Keen. Starting at the car park in Auchronie, walkers follow the glen to the Glenmark Cottage where the path rises along the northern slopes of the glen, past the peak of Couternach and climbs further to Mount Keen.