Celebrating the story of Angus during annual Heritage Week

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*The rich story of Angus will steps into the spotlight next week, when Angus Heritage Week is celebrated across the county from September 5-12

It will also include the popular annual Doors Open Days which, for the first time, will include Forfar Indoor Sports.

Doors Open Days are co-ordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust and, in Angus, takes place over the first weekend of Angus Heritage Week. They provide free access to historic, contemporary and unusual buildings and, this year, feature 26 Angus premises and, through the Open Gates programme, two beautiful gardens.

Councillor Alex King, Depute Provost of Angus: “Angus Heritage Week highlights the history, heritage, culture and traditions of Angus with 38 events in castles, museums,j mansions, libraries, colleges and visitor attractions across the county.

“Angus Heritage Week is an excellent way to find out more about Angus in days gone by and also, as it incorporates Doors Open Days, to explore some of the most interesting buildings in our county.”

Visitors to Forfar Indoor Sports will be able to tour the sports complex, which features a curling rink, six-rink bowling arena, skating and roller skating facilities, and to try roller skating and bowling.

Other events happening during the first weekend of Angus Heritage Week include a Tayroots Family History Day at Dundee & Angus College, Arbroath on September 5; Kirriemuir Festival of Music & Song from Friday, 5 September until Sunday, 7 September; and pirates holding the Caledonian Railway to ransom during a fun family day at Brechin Railway Station on Sunday, 7 September.

Details can be found at www.angusheritage.com/heritageweek or copies of the Angus Heritage Week Event Guide can be picked up at leisure centres, ACCESS offices, libraries, museums and tourist attractions.