Beach artwork celebrates launch of Angus guidebook

The Insider's Guide to Angus aims to kickstart the area's tourism following months of lockdown restrictions.

An artist has transformed an Angus beach into a sprawling piece of art to celebrate the launch of a guidebook for the area.

The artwork at Montrose Beach features Arbroath smokies, the area’s train links, Celtic symbols and hillwalking sites, with Scurdie Ness lighthouse offering stunning views in the backdrop

It comes as Visit Angus launched the Insider’s Guide to Angus: 100 Unmissable Experiences, featuring everything from Arbroath Smokies to Montrose Basin.

Aiming to boost tourism in the area as travel restrictions are eased following lockdown, the guide is segmented into ten different categories and features areas such as nature and wildlife, family days out, cycling routes and food and drink.

The guide was created during lockdown in 2020 with input from Angus residents, offering an insight into hidden gems and lesser-known spots to visit in the area.

Alison Elliott who helped create the guide said: “During the first lockdown we heard from so many people in the area how grateful they were to be living in such a beautiful and varied part of the country. They could be at the beach, go on a bike ride and then be in the hills all in the same day.

“Once you begin to scratch the surface of all that Angus has to offer the number of opportunities is incredible, from our hidden gem of a nature reserve or cheeky animals on our visitor farm, near Forfar. 

“The Insider’s Guide was created to provide both visitors and even those who live here with an insight into just some of the things to see, do, eat and experience in this very special area. It really is the ultimate travel essential for anyone holidaying or looking for a packed day out in Scotland.”

Caroline Warburton from VisitScotland added: “Situated within easy reach of many of Scotland’s cities, Angus is an ideal destination for anyone who enjoys rolling hills and glens, spectacular coastline, championship golf courses, castles and historic buildings. 

“This new guide curates some of Angus’s most iconic visitor experiences, which includes some lesser-known gems for everyone to discover.”

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