Lots on for locals during Tartan Day Festival 2013

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THERE is so much to look forward to in Forfar and Kirriemuir for the Tartan Day Scotland Festival 2013.

Here we have provided you with an at-a-glance guide to help you decide how to make the most of the festivities.

Tartan Day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath on April 6 1320 and will be celebrated throughout Angus from March 29 to April 7.

Thursday 28 March

10 a.m. and 11 a.m. - Tartan Bookbug, Forfar Library (free) - traditional songs and rhymes.

Friday, March 29 to Sunday, April 7

Forfar Shop Window Competition, Find and name the tartan (free).

Kirriemuir Shop Window Competition, Find and name the tartan (free).

Kiltie Characters Competition, Forfar Library (free) - search the library for clues of Scottish characters.

Clan Gathering Quiz, Forfar Library (free) – a quiz for adults.

Design Your Own Family Crest, Kirriemuir Library (free) – a chance for children to design their family crest.

Test Your Knowledge on Scottish Characters, Kirriemuir Library (free) - a quiz for adults.

Friday, March 29 to Monday, April 1

10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. - Easter at Glamis, Glamis Castle (from £3.75 for a child - £28 for a family ticket to castle and grounds).

Saturday, March 30

10.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. - Tartan Craft Day, Gateway To The Glens Museum, Kirriemuir (£1) - design your own tartan, make placemats and find the haggis.

1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Forfar and District Pipe Band, The Cross, Forfar (free).

Sunday, March 31

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Highland Dancing Competition, Reid Hall, Forfar (£5 adult, £2.50 concession).

Monday, April 1 to Saturday, April 6

Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club Motoring Display - Bridge View House, Glamis - display of Scottish motor vehicles.

Wednesday, April 3

9.30 a.m. Tartan Bookbug - Kirriemuir Library (free) - traditional songs and rhymes.

Wed 3 April

5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. - Forfar Witch Walk, Town House, Forfar (free) - follow in the footsteps of the town’s witches.

7.30 p.m. Tartan Spirit Fashion Show and Dinner - Carnoustie Golf Hotel (£25) - a delicious three-course meal followed by a fashion show. For tickets, call 01241 411979.

Friday, April 5

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tayroots Family History Day - Discovery Point, Dundee (free) – an event devoted to family and local history. To book a place in one of the workshops, call 01307 473226.

5.30 p.m. – 8 p.m. - An Evening in the Archive, Angus Archives, by Forfar (free) - the first open evening at Angus Archives.

7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m - Speaking of Scotland, Council Chambers, Forfar (free) - lively discussion and short speeches.

Saturday, April 6

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Angus Farmers’ Market, Montrose High Street - sample and buy delicious local produce.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Peregrine Watch, Glen Doll Ranger Base (free) - view the world’s fastest flying bird.

13.20 p.m. - Signing of the Declaration of Arbroath – A Commemoration Arbroath Abbey (free) - reconstruction of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath.

1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Forfar and District Pipe Band, The Cross, Forfar (free).

Sunday, April 7

2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. - Who Wants To Be A Richt Smart Alec?, Forfar Loch (free) - a richt guid Scot’s quiz.

Tartan Day Tractor Run - Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club, Glamis - open to all those with vintage tractors.

Saturday, April 13

9 a.m. to 1 a.m. - Angus Farmers’ Market, Strathmore Hall, The Mart, Forfar - sample and buy delicious local produce.

Enjoy a Taste of Angus at the eating places around Forfar and Kirriemuir offering a Tartan Day Menu: The Drovers Inn, Memus; Glamis Castle, Glamis; The Pear Tree Restaurant, Auchterhouse

For more information on these events and the many other events happening throughout Angus, visit www.tartandayscotland.com or pick up an events guide.