Hospitalfield chosen as heritage centre

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HOSPITALFIELD House will provide the background for the opening of the inaugural Angus Heritage Week today (Friday).

This morning, the Provost of Angus Helen Oswald launched the week long celebration of Angus heritage from the cultural and historic treasure that is Hospitalfield House.

Angus Heritage Week will run from today (Friday) until Friday, September 14 and features nearly 50 events around the county which aims to make more accessible the rich heritage of Angus

The Provost said: “Almost 50 events are taking place throughout Angus to celebrate the fantastic built, natural and cultural heritage of our county, with several of these events already fully-booked.

“This unique festival has certainly struck a chord with those who are interested in the places, people and history of this part of Scotland.

“Angus Heritage Week will provide people from near and far with a fascinating insight into the Angus of days gone by, whilst highlighting our county’s tangible links between past and present.

“From the standing stones of the Picts to the beautiful Angus Glens to the traditional songs performed at Kirriemuir Music Festival to the various art exhibitions, Angus has a heritage to be proud of – and we are!”

At the Hospitalfield House launch Mrs Oswald was joined by leading Scottish genealogy expert Dr Bruce Durie who is presenting a talk at the Tayroots Genealogy Workshop which will open the week long celebration.

He said: “I am looking forward to participating in Angus Heritage Week. It’s wonderful to see the history and heritage of an area being celebrated so enthusiastically and in so many different ways.”

To find out more about Angus Heritage Week, pick up a copy of the festival programme from leisure centres, ACCESS offices, libraries and tourist attractions across Angus, or download from, or visit, ‘like’ the Angus Heritage Facebook page or follow on Twitter.