Angus

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Angus
Aonghas
Location Map ( geo)
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Primary Destinations
Arbroath • Dundee • Forfar • Montrose • Tay Bridge
Other Important Destinations
Brechin • Kirriemuir
Current Highway Authorities
Angus Council • Dundee Council
Borders
Aberdeenshire • Fife • Kincardineshire • Perthshire
Transport Scotland Roads
A90 • A92 • A972
This article is about the County.
For the Highway Authority, see Angus Council
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Angus is a traditional county on Scotland's east coast, including the city of Dundee. In the past, the county was also known as Forfarshire. Today the county is split into two, and administered by the small urban Dundee City Council and the more rural Angus Council.

Georgraphy & Economy

The A92 approaching the coast at Arbroath

Sitting on the north shore of the Firth of Tay, the county of Angus is a largely fertile, agricultural county. The coastal fringe is home to a series of towns, and the City of Dundee, whilst the far north of the county rises to the eastern end of the Cairngorm Mountains. The inland towns tend to be smaller, but include the old county town of Forfar and the former Cathedral City of Brechin.

Dundee is well known as an ancient port, and much of its history is due to that status. It is also associated with Marmalade, which was produced from oranges imported to the city. Further east along the coast, Arbroath and Montrose are also old ports, the former being the base for construction of the Bell Rock Lighthouse a dozen miles out in the North Sea.

Roads

Dundee from Fife

A good network of A and B roads radiate out from the coastal towns of Dundee, Arbroath and Montrose to the inland towns and villages. The A92 follows the coast, whilst a series of A roads cross the county from west to east. The north of the county, climbing into the mountains, is less well served by roads, although a number of B roads climb the glens, the B951 continuing into Perthshire, others giving way to unclassified dead ends.

The Tay Road Bridge crosses into Dundee from Fife to the south, but the most important route in the county is the A90, which is fully dualled as it heads north to Aberdeen. As it passes around Dundee, it is more like a suburban distributor road in places, with a series of roundabouts slowing traffic. There have been various plans to address this for many years, but nothing has come of them as yet. Most non-trunk roads within the traditional county are maintained by Dundee Council or Angus Councils. The trunk roads include the A90, A92 and A972 and are managed by Transport Scotland

Route From To Length
A85 Oban Dundee 115 miles View
A90 Edinburgh Fraserburgh 146 miles View
A92 Dunfermline Blackdog 111 miles View
A923 Dundee Dunkeld 30.0 miles View
A926 Rattray Forfar 20.1 miles View
A927 Muirhead Alyth 11.7 miles View
A928 Todhills Kirriemuir 10.4 miles View
A929 Dundee Dundee Bypass 2.0 miles View
A930 Craigie, Dundee Muirdrum 11.2 miles View
A931 Broughty Ferry Road Tay Ferry 1.4 miles View
A932 Forfar bypass (S) Friockheim 10.3 miles View
A933 Brechin Arbroath 13.7 miles View
A934 Montrose Montreathmont Moor 6.4 miles View
A935 Brechin bypass Montrose 9.5 miles View
A936 Clerk Street Southesk Street 0.1 miles View
A937 Laurencekirk Montrose 9.9 miles View
A94 Bridgend, Perth Forfar 29.2 miles View
A958 Muirdrum Forfar 11.2 miles View
A972 Arbroath Road Forfar Road 1.1 miles View
A991 Dundee Dundee 1.8 miles View
Angus Coastal Tourist Route Dundee Stonehaven 58 miles View
B9095 Westway Millgate Loan 1.0 mile View
B9095 Keptie Road Stobcross 0.7 miles View
B9100 Commerce Street Meridian Street 0.1 miles View
B9113 Forfar Montreathmont Moor 8.8 miles View
B9114 Ladyloan Burnside Drive 0.7 miles View
B911 Ninewells Dundee 2.8 miles View
B9127 Douglastown Arbroath 16.1 miles View
B9128 Forfar bypass (N) Muirdrum 13.2 miles View
B9133 Bridge Street Ferry Street 0.34 miles View
B9134 Forfar Brechin 10.0 miles View
B9145 Victoria Street Town Hall 0.2 miles View
B9151 Lochee, Dundee Kingsway West 1.6 miles View
B951 Kirriemuir Lair 18.9 miles View
B954 Muirhead Dykend 17.5 miles View
B955 Kirriemuir Glen Clova 21.5 miles View
B956 Cortachy Road St Malcolm's Wynd 0.5 miles View
B957 Kirriemuir Finavon 8.2 miles View
B958 St Madoes Lochee 15.0 miles View
B959 Victoria Road Kingsway East 1.5 miles View
B959 Coupar Angus Road Arbroath Road 3.6 miles View
B960 Princes Street Dundee By Pass 1.8 miles View
B961 Dundee Friockheim (South) 15.9 miles View
B962 Monifieth Newbigging 1.8 miles View
B963 Stannergate West Ferry 0.5 miles View
B963 Muirdrum Forfar 11.3 miles View
B964 Dundee Road, Arbroath Cairnie Street, Arbroath 0.8 miles View
B965 Friockheim Inverkeilor 6.0 miles View
B966 Brechin Fordoun 18.7 miles View
B978 Broughty Ferry Tulloes 10.3 miles View
E120 Perth Perth 303 miles View
1 Dover Norwick View
77 Dundee Ballinluig View
T30 Perth Inverness View 

Key

Motorway
Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route



Angus
RoadsA85 • A90 • A92 • A923 • A926 • A927 • A928 • A929 • A930 • A931 • A932 • A933 • A934 • A935 • A936 • A937 • A94 • A958 • A972 • A991 • Angus Coastal Tourist Route • B9095 • B9095 (Cairnie Road, Arbroath) • B9100 • B9113 • B9114 • B911 (Dundee) • B9127 • B9128 • B9133 • B9134 • B9145 (Forfar) • B9151 (Dundee) • B951 • B954 • B955 • B956 • B957 • B958 • B959 • B959 (Dundee Bypass) • B960 • B961 • B962 • B963 (Dundee) • B963 (Forfar) • B964 • B965 • B966 • B978 • E120 (Old System) • NCN1 • NCN77 • T30 (Britain)
PlacesArbroath • Brechin • Dundee • Forfar • Kirriemuir • Montrose
MiscellaneousAngus Council • Crossings in Angus • Dundee Council • Junctions in Angus
Related Pictures
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Angus Flag.pngArbroath North level crossing.jpgBarry West level crossing.jpgBroughty ferry level crossing.jpgDundee level crossing.jpg
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