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Angus (Aonghas in Gaelic) is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotlandmarker, and a lieutenancy area. The council area borders onto Aberdeenshiremarker, Perth and Kinross and Dundee Citymarker. Main industries include agriculture and fishing.

Angus was historically a county (known officially as Forfarshire from the eighteenth century until 1928, when it reverted to its ancient name) until 1975 when it became a district of the Taysidemarker Region. In 1996, two-tier local government was abolished and Angus was established as a unitary authority. The former county had borders with Kincardineshiremarker to the north-east, county of Aberdeenshiremarker to the north and Perthshiremarker to the west. Southwards, it faced Fifemarker across the Firth of Taymarker. The boundaries of the present council area are exactly the same as those of the old county minus the City of Dundeemarker.

Areas similar to that of the council area are covered by the Angus Westminster constituency for the UK Parliamentmarker and the area is also represented at the Scottish Parliament by both the Angus and North Tayside Holyrood constituencies.

Angus can be split into three geographic areas. To the north and west, the topography is mountainous; this is the area of the five Angus Glens, is sparsely populated and the main industry is hill-farming. To the south and east the topography consists of rolling hills bordering the sea. This area is well populated, with the larger towns and the city of Dundee on the coast. In between lies Strathmore, Gaelic for the Great Valley, which is a fertile agricultural area noted for the growing of potatoes, soft fruit and the raising of Angus cattle.

Towns and villages

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Villages



Places of interest



Council political composition

Party Councillors
Scottish National Party 13
Independent 6
Conservative 5
Liberal Democrat 3
Labour 2


The council is currently controlled by the Angus Alliance which comprises a coalition of Independent/Conservative/Liberal Democrat & Labour councillors

Sister areas



See also



References

  1. Angus Council: Arbroath Abbey
  2. C.Michael Hogan, Eassie Stone, The Megalithic Portal, ed. A. Burnham, Oct., 2007
  3. Undiscovered Scotland: Edzell Castle
  4. Glamis Castle
  5. Angus Council - Councillor Information
  6. [1], Angus Council, "Yantai Visit", January 21, 2002


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