Busy time for Summer in Angus

The Summer in Angus programme will this month offer a wide selection of things to do and places to go across the county.

Events include an exciting murder mystery, hilarious comedy, a two-day festival, a Highland Games and a flower show.

On Saturday evening (August 8), passengers on board the Caledonian Railway will need to take care - as there will be a murder. ‘Murder On The Brechin Express’ is being held on the train to Bridge of Dun and passengers will have to turn detective and work out whodunnit.

From August 14-22, The Abbey Theatre in Arbroath will present ‘Women On The Verge of HRT’, a comedy about two friends of a certain age, while the theatrical hilarity continues on August 29, with a performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ at Glamis Castle.

Family fun is the focus of this year’s Arbroath Sea Fest, at Arbroath Harbour on August 15 and 16. Free children’s cookery classes, a raft race across the marina, the daily launch of Arbroath’s RNLI Lifeboat and a pie eating competition are among the attractions at the two-day event.

With the Highland Games season in full swing, on August 21, Glenisla will hold a traditional games at The Haugh, near Forter Castle. The Glenisla Highland Games includes a packed field of competing ‘heavies’, piping, Highland dancing, a tug o’war, children’s races and the famous Mount Blair Hill Race. And, in true traditional style, the games will end with a ball in the village hall.

Over the weekend of August 21 and 22, Carnoustie Flower Show will be held in Carnoustie Leisure Centre. As well as competitions for the best flowers and vegetables, there will be categories for floral art, baking, preserves, handcrafts and photography.

Councillor Mairi Evans, Angus Council’s tourism spokeswoman, said: “I am delighted by the quality and variety of events happening across Angus this summer. Visitors and locals have so much to choose from, which can only boost our already excellent reputation as a place to visit – and a place to live.”

Further information about all events in the Summer in Angus programme is available at www.visitangus.com