Blogs from Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe


Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Angus » Arbroath May 23rd 2018

We arrived in Arbroath late Sunday afternoon 20th May. Arbroath (Aberbrothic) is a former royal burgh and the largest town in the council area of Angus in Scotland, with a population of around 24,000. It lies on the North Sea coast between Dundee and Aberdeen and is well known for its fishing. It is also home to our lovely friends, Bob and Linda. We enjoyed their hospitality for the next three days. Again we were very fortunate to see the sights through the eyes of locals. The fishing boats in the harbour; the Abbey; the Murton Nature Reserve; Glamis Castle; Carnoustie Golf Course; eating Smokies down at Lunan Bay. Arbroath had a thriving fishing industry for many, many years. With changing conditions, fish processing has remained at Arbroath but the fish now comes from Peterhead (further ... read more
Arbroath Abbey
Glamis Castle
The last of the morning haar (Scottish sea mist)

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Angus » Arbroath September 28th 2013

We have said it before, what a difference a night’s sleep in a very comfortable bed can make. And then to have that capped off by a huge breakfast including scrambled eggs and slices of salmon. Aileen had better be careful or we may never leave Sa’ty Dyke, Rossie Braes. For those interested the house is named after a sea dyke that used to be at the bottom of the section that borders the Montrose lagoon. The dyke was constructed to make salt pans from which sea salt was extracted although this no longer occurs today. We have slipped into cruise mode this morning and eventually we headed off with Aileen to visit her mother (who of course is a Benvie having been married to the son of my late uncle) who is in her late ... read more
The local crowd in the 'Kop' at Gayfield Park,Arbroath
Goal mouth action Arbroath vs Forfar Athletic
The walk of shame for the Forfar Athletic player shown a red card

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Angus » Arbroath December 14th 2011

Long before Manchester City came up with the little ditty............ in fact long before they came up with the name of Manchester City, Arbroath were doing it for real. 1886 and all that! In a football sense, Arbroath takes some beating. In fact, it hasn’t been beaten. The 36 - 0 ..........yes that is right ..........thirty six – nil .........remains a record score in a senior football match in Britain. On 12 September of that year, Bon Accord, possibly wished they had never bothered accepting that invitation to enter the Scottish FA Cup. Bon Accord were reputed to be a cricket team from Aberdeen invited by mistake, who by myth or fact never even managed a shot on target on the whole 90 minutes. The Arbroath goalie allegedly sheltered under a spectator’s umbrella to watch proceedings. ... read more
G & A Spink

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