What is Montrose’s 
most iconic aspect?

Montrose Old and St Andrews Steeple
Montrose Old and St Andrews Steeple

What feature – natural or man-made – do you associate most with Montrose?

That was the question put to shoppers on theHigh Street recently by BBC Landward presenter Dougie Vipond when the programme visited the town.

The show was aired on BBC One on Friday, October 9, and repeated on Sunday, October 11.

David May, local Lib Dem councillor, said: “If you did not see this episode of Landward you should watch it on BBC iplayer. It features the problems the Usan Fishermen are going to face in the coming years due to legislation plus many local comments on the iconic attractions that help to draw so many tourists to the town, such as the steeple, Scurdie Ness, the bridges and the superb sculptures from many well known local people.”

The straw poll of Montrose icons revealed a narrow win for the steeple of Montrose Old and St Andrews Church.

Ally Hogg, the well-known High Street newsagent, when put on the spot, pointed straight at the steeple, before quickly adding: “Don’t forget Scurdie Ness lighthouse as well.”

Let us know your thoughts, which aspect of Montrose would you say is iconic? Email news@montrosereview.com