The statue dedicated to the Declaration of Arbroath at Arbroath, Angus
Montrose, an attractive town and port on the east coast of Angus
Verdant Works, Dundee
Explore ancestry in Dundee & Angus and find out if you have connections with the birthplace of Scottish independence. Visit historical attractions and archive centres to research your family tree, and find out if your ancestors were involved with defining moments in Scotland’s history.
From the Declaration of Arbroath to the peak of Dundee’s jute industry, the region’s heritage proves a fascinating subject to explore.
Dundee boasts a renowned industrial history, with many locals making their living by working in the prosperous jute industry. Learn about the social history of your ancestors by visiting the Verdant Works, a former jute mill which is now museum.
Burial grounds can provide useful sources of information and a real sense of connection when exploring your roots. Take a Historical Kirkyard Trail to see the final resting places of your ancestors.
To help plan and make the most of your ancestry holiday in Dundee & Angus, visit the Tayroots website for useful information on researching your family history, or check out the brilliant booklet Angus Heritage - Tracing Your Family's History for lots of handy tips and lists of helpful resources.