Celebrating Tartan Day Scotland in Montrose

Popular attraction: Montrose's Farmers' Market draws shoppers to the High Street.'Contributed photograph
Popular attraction: Montrose's Farmers' Market draws shoppers to the High Street.'Contributed photograph

TARTAN Day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath on April 6, 1320 and will be celebrated throughout Angus from March 29 – April 7. Why not come along to one of the many Tartan Day Scotland events taking place in Montrose and Brechin?

Friday, March 29 – Sunday, April 7: Agricultural Exhibition, The Retreat, Glenesk; 10am–5pm: Montrose Air Station Centenary Exhibition, Montrose Museum (free).

Saturday, March 30, 10am–4pm: Celebrate the Centenary of Montrose Air Station, Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre (free) - lots of new things to see and do.

Monday, April 1 – Sunday 7 April: Kids Go Free At Pictavia, Pictavia Visitor Centre, Brechin.

Tuesday, April 2, 8pm: Anna Massie and Mairearad Green, Links Hotel, Montrose (£7).

Wednesday, April 3, 2.30pm–3.30pm: 
A Tartan Journey by Angus Whitson, Montrose Museum (free) – a journey along the Tartan Fringe; 2.30pm–4pm: Scottish Craft Activity & Story Afternoon, Montrose Library (free) – Scottish-themed craft activities and stories; 2.30pm – 4pm: Scottish Craft Activity & Story Afternoon

Brechin Library (free) – Scottish-themed craft activities and stories; 7.30pm: Tartan Spirit Fashion Show and Dinner, Carnoustie Golf Hotel (£25) - delicious three-course meal followed by a fashion show. For tickets, call 01241 411979.

Thursday, April 4, 10.30am: Tartan Bookbug, Montrose Library (free) - traditional songs and rhymes; 10.30am–4pm: Kenneth M Hay Photography Day, Montrose Library (free) - view the Kenneth M Hay photographic archive.

Friday, April 5, 10am–4pm: Tayroots Family History Day, Discovery Point, Dundee (free) – an event devoted to family and local history. To book a place in one of the workshops, call 01307 473226.

Saturday, April 6: 9am–1pm: Angus Farmers Market, Montrose High Street - sample and buy delicious local produce; 1.20pm: Signing of the Declaration of Arbroath – A Commemoration, Arbroath Abbey (free) - reconstruction of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath.

Tartan Day Menus: Enjoy a Taste of Angus with the Tartan Day Menus on offer at the Links Hotel and Park Hotel in Montrose.

Further information on these events 
and the many others happening throughout Angus, is available online 
at www.tartandayscotland.com or 
pick up an events guide.