Angus Council

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Here is a little information about Angus. The links will take you through to more information on Wikipedia.

Angus is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland, a registration county and a lieutenancy area. The council area borders Aberdeenshire, Dundee City and Perth and Kinross. Main industries include agriculture and fishing. Global pharmaceuticals company GSK has a significant presence in Montrose in the north of the county. There is a varied business community across food and farming, engineering, oil & gas, renewables, hosptitality and tourism. The port of Montrose is vibrant serving the both offshore industry and import/export business. With fast road links to the north and the south the county is served by the east coast mainline railway with direct connections to Glasgow, Edinburgh and to the south including services to Kings Cross.  Edinburgh and Aberdeen aiports are only a little over an hour away.  The population of Angus currently stands at about 117,000.

There are 28 elected members on the council. The currently administration is an Independent/Conservative/LibDem grouping with the SNP and a single independent forming  the opposition. The council’s main office is at Angus House, Orchardbank, Forfar.

Angus was historically a county, known officially as Forfarshire from the 18th century until 1928. It remains a registration county and a lieutenancy area. In 1975 its administrative functions were transferred to the Angus District Council of the Tayside Region, and in 1995 further reform resulted in the abolitionof the district/region model and establishment of the current unitary Angus Council.

Angus can be split into three geographic areas. To the north and west, the topography is mountainous. This is the area of the five Angus Glens, which is sparsely populated and where the main industry is hill-farming. To the south and east the topography consists of rolling hills bordering the sea. This area is well populated, with the larger towns and the city of Dundee on the coast. In between lies Strathmore (the Great Valley), which is a fertile agricultural area noted for the growing of potatoes, amazing soft fruit and the raising of the famous Angus cattle. Montrose in the north east of the county is notable for its spectacular tidal basin. There are numerous places of notes in the county from the picturesque glens and the Cairngorm National Park in the north and west to the stunning coastline in the east. Visitor attractions include Glamis Castle and the world famous Carnoustie Championship Golf Course.

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