|Location Map ( geo)
|Places related to the A926
Kirriemuir is a small town at the mouth of Glen Clova, at the foot of the mountains in Angus. The small town centre has a selection of shops and services in the narrow streets, whilst to the south the old mills are still operating along the Gairie Burn. The town is surrounded by a patchwork of fertile fields, although these quickly give way to the moorland of the hills to the north. Dundee is close enough to the south for commuting, but with the scenic beauty of Glen Clova and the hills to the north, their is a small tourist industry nearby as well.
The main road through the town is the A926, with the A928 terminating in the centre. The A926 previously took a circuitous route around the town, but has now been re-routed on a more direct route along part of the B955. This has led to the A928 being extended slightly along the former A926 right into the town centre, where it terminates on the one way system formed by the B956. This is the end of the B956, and also the B957. The former is just a short link through the town, following the former line of the A926. The B957, meanwhile heads east across the county to the A90 near Brechin.
The B951 heads west from the town, climbing a little into the hills, before dropping down into Glenshee and the A93. The B955, as noted above heads north into Glen Clova, a beautiful scenic glen through which the road climbs, before crossing the river and dropping back down the other side to meet itself again, about 7 or 8 miles north of the town.
|Forfar, Dundee (A90)
|Kirkton of Glenisla
|Cortachy, Glen Clova, Glen Prosen
|link in town