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Angus

Barry Church
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Barry Church

Its eastern coast washed by the North Sea, Angus stretches northwards from Dundee on the Firth of Tay to the high peaks of the Braes of Angus which rise to more than 900 m (3,000 feet) in the eastern Grampian Mountains. Between the Grampians and the Sidlaw Hills in the south lies the wide and fertile valley of Strathmore which has some of the best agricultural land in Scotland and is particularly renowned for its cattle breeding, seed potatoes and raspberries. Across this great valley flows the River South Esk on its way to the Montrose Basin, an inlet of the North Sea rich in wildlife. Forfar (the administrative centre), Brechin, Montrose, Arbroath and Carnoustie, with its championship golf course, are the main towns, and amongst the region's many historic landmarks are Glamis Castle and the birthplace in Kirriemuir of J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan.

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