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Things to do in Kirriemuir, Angus

The earliest records of Kirriemuir date from the 13th century, but it is possible that there has been a settlement on this site since prehistoric times. The town was once a centre of hand-loom weaving and later of jute processing, but today remains at the centre of rich agricultural land.

Many visitors arrive in Kirriemuir - 'Gateway to the Glens' - and are bewitched by this warm red sandstone town, perched atop a hill, where winding narrow cobbled streets draw you to the statue of Peter Pan in the town centre. Kirrie's most famous son was the novelist JM Barrie, whose birthplace, now owned by the National trust for Scotland, contains several artefacts, including the author's writing desk.

From the 'Camera Obscura' you can enjoy panoramic views of the countryside and southern slopes of the Grampian hills. Kirriemuir, which has lost none of its charm, makes a captivating base for explorations of the beautiful Braes of Angus - all penetrating deep into the lonely eastern Grampian mountains.

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