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|Places related to the A92|
|Places related to the A935|
Montrose is a town on the east coast of Scotland, lying on a narrow promontory between the north sea and the large, natural harbour of Montrose Basin. The town was an important port for centuries, with docks on the short channel into the basin, and the basin itself providing shelter from storms. However, as the fortunes of Aberdeen and Dundee improved, so those of Montrose waned, and whilst the town remains and important local centre, it failed to keep up with its larger neighbours. Today, the former wealth and prosperity is reflected in some grand buildings in the town centre, and there are still some thriving industrial areas around the town.
The main road through Montrose is the A92, which crosses Montrose Bridge over the channel into the basin. The current bridge was built in 2004 to replace a concrete bridge from the 1930s, although neither opened to allow boats into the harbour, perhaps reflecting the demise in Montrose's importance as an east coast port. The A92 follows the Angus coast north from Arbroath, and continues along the coast to Stonehaven. Prior to the opening of the A90 dual carriageway, it was one of the main roads to Aberdeen, but is now part of the coastal tourist route.
To the south of the town, the A934 forks off the A92 and runs along the south side of the basin, heading inland to meet the A933. This route is signed for the county town of Forfar, via the A932 or B9113. At the north end of Montrose, the A935 also heads inland from the A92, following the north shore of the basin towards Brechin. A little further north again, the A937 heads north west to meet the A90 at Laurencekirk.
Within the town, there are also a pair of B roads, serving the docks. The B9133 starts at the north end of Montrose Bridge, and wiggles eastwards through the streets roughly parallel with the channel to the south. At the end, it becomes the B9100, a situation which today seems absurd. However, in the past the B9100 continues north to meet the former route of the A92 on the towns wide High Street. The A92 was moved west, to run alongside the railway, to relieve the town centre, of through traffic.
|Stonehaven, Aberdeen (A90)||Angus Coastal Tourist Route|
|Arbroath, Dundee||Angus Coastal Tourist Route|
|Serves docks in south of town|
|Ferry Street (Part)|