Planning starts for declaration anniversary

Arbroath Abbey
Arbroath Abbey

Planning is already beginning for Arbroath Abbey to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath.

On Wednesday the Arbroath Abbey Action Group (AAAG) met with Angus Council, Historic Scotland and Visit Scotland when they agreed to form a ‘2020 Group’ to further promote the Abbey and the historic document.

The year 2020 will mark 700 years since the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in April 1320.

And AAAG chairman Harry Ritchie was delighted with the interest and willingness of all the agencies to work together.