Launch of 2013 summer guide for Angus

A whole feast of events is on offer to visitors and Angus residents with the launch of the 2013 Summer in Angus guide.

The 40 page action packed guide is now available in libraries, leisure centres, access offices, visitor attractions and museums throughout Angus.

The guide, which has also been distributed across the east of Scotland, lists over 130 events running in Angus from May to September ranging from exhibitions, gala days and music festivals to highland games, farmers markets and golf tournaments.

Provost of Angus, Helen Oswald said: “There’s something for everyone in Angus this summer and although we can’t always guarantee sunshine we can promise a great day out and a warm welcome to every visitor.

“Angus is very definitely open for business and communities across our county are issuing an invitation to visitors to come along and join in.”

One group which understands the importance of events in attracting visitors is the 2012 Angus Community Ambassador, the Carnoustie Gala Committee, who organise the town’s annual gala day.

Chair Mary Bushnell said: “Each year our event attracts a number of international visitors who stay and spend money in Angus. That means we play our own small part in promoting the best of our county to tourists.” Every year the ‘Summer in Angus’ guide is published as part of the Angus Ahead campaign, which promotes the county locally, nationally and internationally. A full “What’s On” listing for 2013 can be found at www.angusahead.com