Lots on for locals during Tartan Day Festival 2013

THERE is so much to look forward to in Forfar and Kirriemuir for the Tartan Day Scotland Festival 2013.

Here we have provided you with an at-a-glance guide to help you decide how to make the most of the festivities.

Tartan Day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath on April 6 1320 and will be celebrated throughout Angus from March 29 to April 7.

Thursday 28 March

10 a.m. and 11 a.m. - Tartan Bookbug, Forfar Library (free) - traditional songs and rhymes.

Friday, March 29 to Sunday, April 7

Forfar Shop Window Competition, Find and name the tartan (free).

Kirriemuir Shop Window Competition, Find and name the tartan (free).

Kiltie Characters Competition, Forfar Library (free) - search the library for clues of Scottish characters.

Clan Gathering Quiz, Forfar Library (free) – a quiz for adults.

Design Your Own Family Crest, Kirriemuir Library (free) – a chance for children to design their family crest.

Test Your Knowledge on Scottish Characters, Kirriemuir Library (free) - a quiz for adults.

Friday, March 29 to Monday, April 1

10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. - Easter at Glamis, Glamis Castle (from £3.75 for a child - £28 for a family ticket to castle and grounds).

Saturday, March 30

10.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. - Tartan Craft Day, Gateway To The Glens Museum, Kirriemuir (£1) - design your own tartan, make placemats and find the haggis.

1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Forfar and District Pipe Band, The Cross, Forfar (free).

Sunday, March 31

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Highland Dancing Competition, Reid Hall, Forfar (£5 adult, £2.50 concession).

Monday, April 1 to Saturday, April 6

Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club Motoring Display - Bridge View House, Glamis - display of Scottish motor vehicles.

Wednesday, April 3

9.30 a.m. Tartan Bookbug - Kirriemuir Library (free) - traditional songs and rhymes.

Wed 3 April

5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. - Forfar Witch Walk, Town House, Forfar (free) - follow in the footsteps of the town’s witches.

7.30 p.m. Tartan Spirit Fashion Show and Dinner - Carnoustie Golf Hotel (£25) - a delicious three-course meal followed by a fashion show. For tickets, call 01241 411979.

Friday, April 5

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tayroots Family History Day - Discovery Point, Dundee (free) – an event devoted to family and local history. To book a place in one of the workshops, call 01307 473226.

5.30 p.m. – 8 p.m. - An Evening in the Archive, Angus Archives, by Forfar (free) - the first open evening at Angus Archives.

7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m - Speaking of Scotland, Council Chambers, Forfar (free) - lively discussion and short speeches.

Saturday, April 6

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Angus Farmers’ Market, Montrose High Street - sample and buy delicious local produce.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Peregrine Watch, Glen Doll Ranger Base (free) - view the world’s fastest flying bird.

13.20 p.m. - Signing of the Declaration of Arbroath – A Commemoration Arbroath Abbey (free) - reconstruction of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath.

1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Forfar and District Pipe Band, The Cross, Forfar (free).

Sunday, April 7

2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. - Who Wants To Be A Richt Smart Alec?, Forfar Loch (free) - a richt guid Scot’s quiz.

Tartan Day Tractor Run - Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club, Glamis - open to all those with vintage tractors.

Saturday, April 13

9 a.m. to 1 a.m. - Angus Farmers’ Market, Strathmore Hall, The Mart, Forfar - sample and buy delicious local produce.

Enjoy a Taste of Angus at the eating places around Forfar and Kirriemuir offering a Tartan Day Menu: The Drovers Inn, Memus; Glamis Castle, Glamis; The Pear Tree Restaurant, Auchterhouse

For more information on these events and the many other events happening throughout Angus, visit www.tartandayscotland.com or pick up an events guide.