Packed programme of events for Angus

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With hundreds of events happening across Angus from April to September, Summer in Angus is a packed programme of events and activities for all ages, all interests and all weathers.

Easter plays a large role in April events all over Angus. Throughout Easter Weekend, there will be Easter Egg Trails at Barrie’s Birthplace in Kirriemuir and House of Dun near Montrose; and Easter Egg Hunts (and more) at Glamis Castle, Peel Farm and the Caledonian Railway.

In addition, on April 4, Arbroath’s West Links Park re-opens for summer with a family fun day, while Brechin is hosting its ‘Easter In The City’ event.

“Easter In The City promises to be a great day out for all the family,” said Bill Sturrock of BRAVO, organisers of the event.

“We’re going to have an Easter Egg Hunt, traditional fairground side shows, an Easter Bonnets & Bunnets competition, classic cars and vintage military vehicles and performances of An Easter Tail, which is packed with musical numbers for younger members of the audience to sing and dance along to.”

Easter Weekend coincides with the start of the Tartan Day Scotland Festival 2015 – the annual celebration of Scotland and the Scots which was inspired by the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath on April 6, 1320. On April 6, 2015, Arbroath Abbey Timethemes will re-enact this historic event at Arbroath Abbey, where, as part of the Tartan Day Scotland festivities, free entry will be available all day.

Top Irish musical duo Foster and Allen are performing at the Webster Memorial Theatre in Arbroath on April 16, while many top names from the local music scene will be taking to the Webster’s stage on April 18 for the Ross Ramsay Memorial Concert, with proceeds going to SAMH and Artmoves. Other live music highlights include folk singer Ewan McLennan at The Links Hotel in Montrose on April 23 and Angus Choral Society Spring Concert at St John’s Episcopal Church, Forfar on April 25.

And as part of the build-up to Kirriemuir’s musical celebration of its own rock ‘n’ roll legend - Bon Scott - the Gateway to the Glens Museum’s Bon Fest Exhibition 2015 will open on April 28 and continue until May 16.

For the full programme of Summer In Angus events happening during April, visit the ‘What’s On’ page at www.visitangus.com or like ‘Visit Angus’ on Facebook.