Montrose Museum tops tourist awards

‘THE GOOD Soup Guide’ is a website devoted to promoting the best in Scotland, and our town museum has been under scrutiny.

In the Guide’s on-line awards, the founder of the Guide, Edward Burns, unveils Montrose Museum as the winner of the category ‘Best thing to see in Scotland.’

He writes: “Montrose Museum, Panmure Place. Montrose is, at the time of writing, not yet listed in The Good Soup Guide, but we passed through it a while back and spent a glorious hour or so in its old untouched museum. The building itself, dating to 1841, is an architectural and social gem.”

Recent winners of the same title are the Walled garden in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow (2009); the view from Calton Hill, Edinburgh (2010); The Pilkington-Jackson Gallery, David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre (2011); and Perth Museum and Art Gallery (2012).

This year’s awards include: Best Soup in Scotland - Union of Genius, 8 Forrest Road, Edinburgh; Best Ale Brewed in Scotland - AKA IPA brewed by the Cromarty Brewing Company at Glencora, Davidston, Cromarty; Best Bar in Scotland - Volunteer Arms (Staggs), Fisherrow, 81 North High Street, Musselburgh.

Scotland’s online tourist guide, compiled by Edward Burns, can be found at