Glamis - a great place to visit

THE VILLAGE of Glamis has been given a high recommendation from an online tourist guide to Scotland.

Edward Burns from ‘The Good Soup Guide’ contacted the Dispatch to make a number of points following his visit to the village.

While enjoying Glamis itself he felt that the transport links could do with improvement. He said: “The bus service in and out of Glamis is abysmal and this has to be remedied with some urgency.

“Glamis is a charming little village, well worth visiting, and offers tourists a good range of excellent visitor attractions, like Glamis Castle, Angus Folk Museum, and things to do with St Fergus.

“As such, there should be a more regular direct bus from Dundee. Visitors should not have to catch more than one bus and change at Forfar. We recommend that the regular bus service between Dundee and Forfar be altered, so that alternating buses go via Glamis.”

He added: “It is disappointing that the beautifully sculpted stone in Glamis Kirk manse garden is not more easily seen. This stone has to be seen as it is a part of our heritage and belongs to us all.

“We can understand the potential irritation of having visitors constantly looking at your garden, but feel a solution is needed. We recommend reducing the height of the hedge and wall at the roadside immediately beside the stone, so that visitors could see it close up and more fully appreciate its beauty.

“If required, perhaps a fence or wall portion could be erected behind it, between the stone and the manse, to maintain privacy for the manse residents.”

Mr Burns concluded: “Last and by no means least, we highly recommend The Corner Shop in Glamis for good scones and good soup.”