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|Places related to the A90|
|Aberdeen • Dundee • Edinburgh • Forfar • Fraserburgh • Kinross • Perth • Peterhead • Rosyth • Stonehaven|
|Places related to the A933|
|Places related to the A935|
The town of Brechin is the historic seat of the diocese of Angus, and lies in the north east of the county. The town, sometimes referred to as a city, is not particularly large, despite the presence of the Cathedral, with a historic core and more modern housing estates around the north of the town. The curve of the River South Esk forms a natural boundary to the south, with a small industrial zone to the east. The town centre has recently been reinvigorated, with a number of semi-derelict buildings towards the southern end restored and brought back to life, although unfortunately there are more to restore.
The main road through the town was originally the A94. This was moved out onto the bypass in the 1970s, and subsequently became part of the greatly extended A90 from Dundee to Aberdeen and beyond. Therefore, Brechin now lies just off the main route north to Aberdeen, perhaps helping its revival. The A935 from Montrose has been extended west along the old A94 route to meet the A90 at the southern junction for the town, whilst the B966 has been extended south along the other half of the old A94.
On the southern side of the town, the A933 forks off the A935 and heads south, crossing Brechin Bridge, to Arbroath. Further west, the B9134 also crosses the River South Esk, as it heads south west to the county town of Forfar. However, as it runs loosely parallel to the A90, it is not the quickest route between the two towns.
|Edinburgh (M90), Dundee, Forfar||was A94|
|Aberdeen, Stonehaven||was A94|
|Montrose||Western extension to bypass is former A94|
|Edzell, Fettercairn||Former A94|
|link in town centre|