Angus Heritage Week is a step back in time

During Angus Heritage Week, there will be a series of special guided tours around House of Dun and its gardens.

During Angus Heritage Week, there will be a series of special guided tours around House of Dun and its gardens.

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Every autumn, Angus Heritage Week offers opportunities for locals and visitors to discover more about the county’s fascinating history.

Angus Heritage Week 2016 will be from 2-9 September. The week begins with the annual Doors Open Days, a national initiative organised by the Scottish Civic Trust which, for one weekend, throws open the doors of historic, contemporary and unusual buildings to the general public.

Amongst the buildings taking part on 3/4 September are a once top-secret Royal Observer Corps Post buried under the ground on the outskirts of Arbroath, the stunning Mortuary Chapel at Arbroath’s Western Cemetery, the Guide Dog Centre in Forfar and The Airlie Monument near Kirriemuir.

Angus Heritage Week continues on an equally high note until September 9, with exhibitions, children’s activities, craft demonstrations and a host of other events in the many museums, art galleries and visitor attractions throughout the county.

One of the Festival’s first community-led events will be Kirriemuir Festival of Music and Song and there will also be opportunities to find out more about Auchmithie’s original fisher families at a heritage day in the village hall.

House of Dun will be offering several guided tours, including a walk around the mansion’s stunning gardens with the head gardener. And a Witch’s Walk will tell the true story of Forfar’s Witches.

For more information about Angus Heritage Week, visit www.visitangus.com/whatson.