Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Camera Obscura Kirriemuir

Camera Obscura Kirriemuir

The Camera Obscura is one of only three in the country was gifted many years ago by J.M. Barrie. It is sited in the cricket pavilion on Kirriemuir Hill and has fantastic views. We took our children and they loved it.
Note that bad weather may stop the operation of the camera.

Signposted from Kirriemuir town centre A90/ A926

Friday, 28 November 2008

Late Deals Cottages Arbroath

Late Deals Cottages Arbroath
If you are able to get up and go at the last minute and go for a late availability cheap deal look at Late deals cottages Arbroath.


Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Pictavia Brechin Angus

Pictavia Brechin Angus
Pictavia tells the story of Scotlands Ancient Pictish People in an attractive Countryside Park.
See the Art of the Picts, hear and see sounds of the battle of Dunnichen AD 685 where the Picts defeated the Northumbrians. See Pictish standing stones and jewellery.
Pictavia is located off the A90 at Brechin. Tel 01356 626 241.
The Picts, ancient inhabitants of northern and central Scotland, flourished between the seventh and ninth centuries to produce some astonishingly beautiful art. They turned their sophisticated craftsmanship, which featured a love of intricate patterns, to decorative metalwork items of personal adornment, such as brooches, hairpins, and necklaces, in silver, enamel, and bronze. In addition, their sculpture encompassed carvings of animals, birds, and plants interwoven with abstract motifs on stone sarcophagi and crosses. This excellent book, by George Henderson and Isabel Henderson, provides a thorough and scholarly history of the Pictish contribution to Insular art, details the influence of the Picts on their Irish and Scandinavian neighbours, and further explores the relationship of Pictish symbolism with that used in contemporary manuscripts such as the Book of Kells. With more than three hundred illustrations, the book will be of lasting interest to art historians, archaeologists, and the general reader
Art of the Picts

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Arbroath Forfar Railway

Arbroath Forfar Railway
The Arbroath and Forfar line opened in 1839, and before long it was possible to travel from Dundee to Forfar without the need to change trains. The Arbroath and Forfar Railway was soon taken over, eventually by the Caledonian Railway, but its position on the principal route between Glasgow and Aberdeen ensured that at least part of its line would remain open until 1967. The Kirriemuir branch train services tended to be centred on the Forfar-Arbroath-Dundee axis, so it has been included. The Dundee to Forfar Direct line is also described. The book is presented in A5 format and consists of 240 pages which include more than 150 photographs, plans etc. It has a full laminated colour card cover with a square-backed spine.
Order on Amazon at the Arbroath Angus Bookshop.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Old Arbroath

Old ArbroathOld Arbroath by Fiona Scharlau

Evocative pictures of Arbroath's fishing community give a realistic portrayal of what life was like for the children and adults who depended on the sea for a living. There's fishwife Liza Swan carrying her heavy creel, and children with bare feet sitting on the ground baiting lines. Elsewhere in the book Arbroath is featured at play, with children enjoying a ride on one of Kerr's miniature trains, and crowds at the former open air swimming pool. All sorts of events, such as the arrival of the first German plane to crash in Scotland during the Second World War, and a fund-raising day for Arbroath Infirmary, are included, along with myriad pictures of rural, industrial and commercial life in this historic town.
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Tuesday, 23 September 2008

J M Barries Birthplace Angus

J M Barries Birthplace 9 Brechin Road, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4BX
The Creator of Peter Pan, JM Barrie was born here in 1860, son of a weaver along with 10 other children.
Visit the birthplace with exhibition, and garden. See the pirate workshop for children.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

House of Dun Angus

House of Dun Angus

Located on the A935 three miles west of Montrose DD10 9LQ
Built by William Adam in 1730 with plasterwork by Joseph Enzer.
Visitors can see the Montrose Basin Nature Reserve from the house.The estate is over 800 acres including woodland walks and a victorian walled garden

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Arbroath Smokie Ice Cream

Arbroath Smokie Ice Cream can be bought at the Shore in Arbroath at Marcos Ice Cream Shop.
Harrods is to offer 20 ice creams along with the famous Arbroath Smokie Ice Cream in its top stores.
More about the Arbroath Smokie

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Arbroath Cave House

Arbroath Cave House





A cave house was discovered well hidden with a wooden wall and door across its entrance by a group of adventure sports enthusiasts at Seaton cliffs near Arbroath.

Fearing someone might be inside and in difficulties, they called in the local coastguard who investigated with the local RNLI and the police.

Recently the cave was found to have mystery dwellers and the Arbroath cave was put up for sale

Arbroath Cave For Sale

Arbroath Cave for Sale
An Arbroath cave came up for sale by a mystery dweller. An unusual resident has started living in the cave dwelling discovered at Arbroath cliffs last week.
The housing market may be in the doldrums but it appears to be doing well locally with an unusual home attracting an unusual customer.

A For Sale sign appeared at the cave earlier this week.
Who are the mystery monkey men?

Arbroath Cave Mystery Solved

Arbroath Cave Mystery Solved
A cave which was discovered recently near Arbroath and as this recently published video showed was inhabited by monkey men. We can exclusively reveal that they are monkey outfits with local Arbroath people inside. We can reveal they both work as chefs in a local restaurant.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Arbroath Seabirds

Arbroath Seabirds.
The coastline of Arbroath is very rich in wildlife and seabirds of many varieties.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Arbroath Lobster Pots

Arbroath Lobster Pots.
Arbroath harbor is still a working harbor for a small fleet as can be seen by the lobster pots at the marina.



We recommend the following websites and blogs:
Rent a Cottage Arbroath.
East Coast of Scotland blog

Monday, 18 August 2008

Arbroath Angus Fish and Chips

The best Arbroath Angus Fish and Chips can be located at Marcos on the Shore at the marina Arbroath. Marco does home made fish and chips, pissa and next door home made ice cream.




Rent a Cottage Arbroath.
East Coast of Scotland blog



Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Abbey Street Arbroath

Abbey Street Arbroath
Arbroath Abbey consists of the substantial ruins of a Tironensian monastery located on Abbey Street Arbroath.



More information on East Coast of Scotland and how to Rent a Cottage in Scotland.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Friday, 27 June 2008

Cottages by the Sea Angus

Our cottages by the Sea Angus, in Arbroath are located by the sea overlooking the Marina. Walk along the beach, explore the marina, fish off the pier or explore the many ancient sites and monuments Angus and Arbroath has to offer.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Leaving Arbroath Marina

Leaving Arbroath Marina, not that you want to , but you can always come back.

Friday, 20 June 2008

Bargain Cottage Arbroath Angus July

Bargain Cottage Arbroath Angus, July.

Overlooking the old fishing harbor, the Nestings cottage style apartments have been tastefully converted to provide modern comforts with stunning sea views. Perfect for a romantic getaway, family holiday or golf expedition. Choose between three self catering holiday apartments in Arbroath, Angus.
Late availability special price normally £350 for the one bedroom apartment and £380 for the two bedroom apartment we are offering for limited availability £215 and £225/ week. Available week starting Saturday 5th July only.
Call 01738 553688 or email vyvyen@thenestings.co.uk

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Holiday Cottage Angus Oil Seed

Holiday Cottage Angus Oil Seed.
The Oil seed rape harvest is in bllom all over Angus. This was taken neer Arbroath.

Holiday Cottage Angus Ploughed Fields

Holiday Cottage Angus Ploughed Fields.
This time of year the furrows can be seen all over Angus awaiting the seed sowing. Taken near Letham Angus.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Beach Cottage Angus Seaton Sands Cliffs

The Arbroath Cliff Top Coastal Trail rises over Seaton Den and continues for approx 4kms all the way to the village of Auchmithie, where the famous smoked Haddock Arbroath Smokie originates.

Seaton Cliffs looking out to sea
Beach at Seaton Sands
Rock Formations Seaton Sands

Beach Cottage Nestings by the Harbour Arbroath

Beach Cottage Nestings by the Harbour Arbroath, Angus Scotland. Miles of beach are at hand when staying in Arbroath. Photo sent by a guest at the Nestings.

Beach Cottage Angus Carnoustie Beach

Beach Cottage Angus Carnoustie Beach. The East Coast of Scotland has miles of fantastic sandy beaches like this Beach at Carnoustie in Angus.

Beach Cottage Arbroath Angus

Beach Cottage Arbroath, Angus.This view of Arbroath Harbour marina was taken from the Nestings cottage style apartments.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Monday, 14 April 2008

Red Deer Angus Scotland



These photographs of deer taken in Angus near Arbroath were taken on Inchewan deer farm between Forfar and Arbroath in April 2008.

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Historic Scotland Arbroath Abbey

Free admission to Arbroath Abbey.
Historic Scotland Arbroath Abbey open day 13th April, 2008, be a real Scot and visit today to gain free admission. Founded in 1178 for monks of the Tironensian order by King William the Lion, Arbroath Abbey is famous in Scottish history for its association with the Declaration of Arbroath, in which Scotland’s nobles swore their independence from England.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Cottage Holidays Scotland Cliffs Arbroath

Cottage Holidays Scotland Cliffs Arbroath
The coastline Around Arbroath in the Angus area is rich with wildlife and breathtaking scenery. This photo is of the cliffs near to Arbroath. More photos of the Angus area.

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Declaration of Arbroath


Declaration of Arbroath staue is located just as you enter Arbroath. It represents the Scottish nobility in Arbroath Abbey as they declared their nationhood and right to Scottish self goverment.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Arbroath Abbey Video

Arbroath Abbey Video



Arbroath Abbey is the ruins of a Tironensian monastery, founded in 1178. Parts of the abbey church and domestic buildings remain, ... all » notably the gatehouse range and the abbot's house. This was the scene of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath of 1320 declaring independance from England.
More Arbroath Video

Harbour Fishing Boats

Harbour Fishing Boats


Videos of Arbroath Harbour

We recommend the following websites and blogs:
Rent a Cottage Perth, Rent a Cottage Fife, Rent a Cottage Arbroath.
East Coast of Scotland blog

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Arbraoth Signal Tower Museum

Arbraoth Signal Tower Museum
At the Signal Tower, Arbroath Angus you can find out about the fascinating history of the lighthouse, visit the outhouse to see the massive lens of the last manually operated lamp and hear the keeper talk about his day. In addition the museum displays reflect the past lives of the keepers’ families and the wider community of Arbroath and district. Other displays tell the story of Arbroath’s fishing heritage and of its great Industries of textiles and engineering.
More Holiday Cottage Arbroath photographs.