THE SIGNAL Tower Museum and Arbroath Abbey are set to be the stars of a television documentary that will be broadcast in the world’s biggest country, writes Jennifer Newton.
A film crew from Shanghai have been in Scotland for a week filming a programme about the country and spent some time in Angus saying they wanted to capture images of the county, its heritage and golfing attractions.
They filmed in Arbroath on Wednesday visiting the recently refurbished Signal Tower Museum as well as the Abbey and harbour area.
Carnoustie was another stop for the crew as well as attractions in wider Angus such as Montrose Nature Reserve, Glamis Castle and Glen Clova.
And once finished the programme will be broadcast back in China with the hope it could attract Chinese tourists to the region.
Angus Council’s tourism spokesperson, councillor David May was on hand to greet the crew as they arrived in the county and was delighted they had chosen to film here.
He said: “It is a pleasure to welcome the film crew to Angus and I am delighted that Shanghai TV was keen to film not only our historic golf links but also the many other attractions of the county.
“It is fantastic that Angus will be prominently featured along with Edinburgh and St Andrews as it offers us tremendous exposure to a huge television audience in China.”
Councillor May met the film crew in Montrose on Wednesday, where they started their Angus journey with a visit to the town’s historic Medal Golf Course.
And he added: “While golf is obviously a key attraction of this area, the diversity of what is on offer here, from nature reserves to royal castles, makes Angus a particularly attractive destination for the growing number of Chinese visitors coming to Scotland and the council is working very hard to make the county the destination of choice for these visitors.