Summer shines bright in Angus

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With August fast approaching, the Summer in Angus programme promises a fabulous selection of things to do and places to go across the county.

Events include an exciting murder mystery, hilarious comedy, a two-day festival, a Highland Games and a flower show.

“Its all happening in Angus this August,” said Councillor Mairi Evans, Angus Council’s tourism spokesperson.

On the evening of Saturday, August 8, passengers on board the Caledonian Railway will need to take care… there’s going to be a murder! Murder On The Brechin Express is being held on the train to Bridge of Dun – and passengers will have to turn detective and work out who dunnit!

From August 14-22, the Abbey Theatre in Arbroath presents ‘Women On The Verge of HRT,’ a comedy about two friends of a certain age, while the theatrical hilarity continues on August 29, with a performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Glamis Castle.

Family fun is the focus of this year’s Arbroath Sea Fest, which is at Arbroath Harbour on August 15/16. Free children’s cookery classes, a hilarious – and highly competitive – raft race across the marina, the daily launch of Arbroath’s RNLI Lifeboat and a pie eating competition are among the attractions at the two-day event.

With the Highland Games season now in full swing, on August 21, Glenisla will hold a traditional games at The Haugh, near Forter Castle. The Glenisla Highland Games includes a packed field of competing ‘heavies’, piping, Highland Dancing, a tug o’war, children’s races and the famous Mount Blair Hill Race. And, in true traditional style, the games will come to an end with a ball in the village hall.

Over the weekend of August 21/22, Carnoustie Flower Show will be held in Carnoustie Leisure Centre. As well as competitions for the best flowers and vegetables, there will be categories for floral art, baking, preserves, handcrafts and photography.

“I am delighted by the quality and variety of events happening across Angus this summer,” continued Councillor Evans.

For more information about all these events, and the full programme of Summer in Angus events, visit the ‘What’s On’ page at, like ‘Visit Angus’ on Facebook or follow @Visit_Angus on Twitter.