Places in Dundee & Angus
Arbroath is an old-fashioned seaside resort and fishing harbour, home of the famous Arbroath smokie (a form of smoked haddock). The humble smokie achieved European Union 'Protected Geographical Indication' status in 2004 – the term 'Arbroath smokie' can be only be used legally to describe haddock smoked in the traditional manner within an 8km radius of Arbroath.
Known as the Wee Red Town because of its close-packed, red-sandstone houses, Kirriemuir is famed as the birthplace of JM Barrie (1860–1937), writer and creator of the much-loved Peter Pan. A bronze statue of the 'boy who wouldn't grow up' graces the intersection of Bank and High Sts. The tourist office is in the Gateway to the Glens Museum.
The name of the local football team, Brechin City, proclaims this diminutive town's main claim to fame – as the seat of Brechin Cathedral (now demoted to a parish church) it has the right to call itself a city, albeit the smallest one in Scotland. Adjacent to the cathedral is a 32m-high round tower built around 1000 as part of a Celtic monastery.
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