Tartan Day in Angus highlights

20120224- My Angus Tartan Day Photographic Competition. 'Angus Provost Ruth Leslie Melville pictured at her favourite spot in Angus just past the Scott Memorial bend where the view of Glen Prosen is spectacular. ''Images are licensed for promotional use by Angus Council. ''"Andy Thompson Photography", '"Copyright Andy Thompson Photography", '"No use without payment", '"www.atimages.com",
20120224- My Angus Tartan Day Photographic Competition. 'Angus Provost Ruth Leslie Melville pictured at her favourite spot in Angus just past the Scott Memorial bend where the view of Glen Prosen is spectacular. ''Images are licensed for promotional use by Angus Council. ''"Andy Thompson Photography", '"Copyright Andy Thompson Photography", '"No use without payment", '"www.atimages.com",

ANGUS is looking forward to a spectacular Tartan Day this year with a host of events and celebrations.

April 6 is Tartan Day in celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, and will give focus to a week of festivities from March 30 through to April 8.

The highlight of the week for many will be the re-enactment of the signing at Arbroath Abbey on Tartan Day.

During the rest of the week over 50 events will take place throughout Angus, from Highland dancing competitions to the ‘Speaking of Scotland’ debate , craft fairs to ceilidhs, and everything in between.

Angus provost Ruth Leslie Melville said: “Tartan Day Scotland is always commemorated in style and with great enthusiasm by the people of Angus.

“In fact, it’s so popular, we need 10 days for our Tartan Day celebrations!”

As part of the festivities, residents are being invited to take part in the ‘My Angus’ photography competition, exploring what Angus means to them.

The Provost is also one of the judges, she said: “The scene from the Scott Memorial in Glen Prosen encapsulates everything that I love about Angus and also typifies the people of this amazing county.”

Entries must be received by March 16, with the best winning a digital camera and showcased at the Arbroath Abbey Visitor Centre throughout Tartan Week. Competition entry forms and a printed copy of the Tartan Day events guide are available from all Angus ACCESS offices, libraries and tourist attractions.

The full programme events is available online at www.tartandayscotland.com, or ‘like’ the Facebook page to receive regular updates.