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Visit Angus Year of Stories Festival

Angus Tales Old and New are Celebrated in The Year of Stories Festival

A new chapter begins for Visit Angus as their Year of Stories Festival is revealed today, allowing a peek behind the curtain at the fascinating and unexpected tales of Angus’ rich heritage, people, nature, landmarks.

In support of Visit Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, Visit Angus’ Year of Stories Festival, July 1st - 31st, provides a packed programme of events and family friendly experiences, centred around the areas compelling historic and modern tales. The festival, aiming to boost visitor numbers to the area, includes an array of unmissable events, each with unique stories to be heard in Angus’ acclaimed locations. Kirriemuir’s Tayside Police Museum uncovers a multitude of exceptional details of historic criminals, including the last man to be hanged in Dundee, who claimed to be Jack The Ripper. Other events will take place in Montrose Basin, Glenesk Folk Museum, Glamis Castle and House of Dun, along with a wide variety of other venues and locations.

Many of the events are free, taking place in museums, heritage sites and other visitor attractions. Experiences include talks and readings from Scotland’s talented writers Polly Pullar and Jess Smith and storytelling from nature and wildlife experts.

Angus Council Communities Convenor Cllr Mark McDonald, said: “As we continue to embrace life post-pandemic, we’re delighted to support tourism events drawing visitors to the area showcasing the incredible variety of venues and attractions in Angus and assist as we strive towards economic recovery. The Year of Stories Festival has the potential to attract a wide audience and increase the visitor numbers coming to Angus.

For more information, to view the full programme of scheduled events and for ticket purchase, please visit
The festival is running from July 1st - 31st across a variety of locations in Angus. Some events are ticketed and many free, asking for donations where possible.
Various locations around Angus, Scotland DD10 9LQ
Fri 1 Jul to Sun 31 July
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