Tour Scotland
Home Page

 


Best Scottish Books
Scottish DVDs



Angus To America

Angus To America

Aberlemno A village 5m north east of Forfar. Its famous sculptured stones with Pictish symbols are located in Aberlemno churchyard, while three other stones can be found on the B9134 road nearby. Birthplace of James Kennedy (b.1850) who worked at locomotive construction and repairs on some of the principal U.S. railroads. He also found fame as a poet.

Arbroath A town and port with a small harbour, 15m north east of Dundee. The remains of Arbroath Abbey, the site of the Declaration of Independence, which asserted Scotland's independence from England in 1320, are sited in the town centre. The town is also famous for "smokies", a local delicacy of traditionally smoked haddock. Birthplace of the following: David Dunbar Buick (1854-1929) whose family emigrated to Detroit in 1856. David began his career as an inventor, producing a porcelain glazing process for baths, but went on to gain fame as an automobile pioneer. He founded the famous Buick Motor Company in 1902. He died in Harper Hospital, Detroit on 5 march 1929. A small plaque at 26 Green Street commemorates his birthplace in Arbroath. George William Dickie (1844-1918), an engineer who emigrated to San Francisco in 1869. He became a famous designer of marine engines and builder of steel ships. He was General Manager of Hymon Ironworks 1883-1905 and was a prominent member of the American Society of Naval Architects. John Lundie (1857-1931), an engineer and inventor who emigrated to America and worked on many railway projects. He was largely responsible for the suburban electrification of the Illinois Central Line. Hon. William Cant Sturoc (b.1822). He was a poet who emigrated first to Canada in 1846 before settling in Sunapee, New Hampshire in 1850. There he studied law and in 1855 was admitted as a practising attorney in the courts of New Hampshire. He gained a reputation as an orator, poet and one of the ablest statesmen in the area. He became known as the "Bard of Sunapee". In 1876 he was the Democratic candidate for State Senator in District No.10. He was also a Justice of the Peace and Notary Public in New Hampshire. Peter Watson (b.1816), who emigrated to Philadelphia in 1860 where he built the first plant in America for manufacturing linen. He was also a pioneer of the jute trade and imported the first batch of East Indian jute.

Brechin A cathedral city, 7m west of Montrose. Birthplace of soldier and scientist, Peter Smith Michie (1839-1901). He graduated from West Point in 1863 and then became an engineer in the Federal Army. He was also appointed Professor of Natural & Experimental Philosophy at West Point. Birthplace also of David O'Neil who emigrated to Boston in 1870 and later became one of New York's most renowned builders of staircases.

Carsegowrie A farm and baronial house in the west of Aberlemno parish, 3½ m north east of Forfar. Birthplace of poet, James Kennedy (b.1848). He began his career as an apprentice machinist in Dundee before arriving in New York in 1869. For three years he travelled throughout the United States, working in many of the principal locomotive shops of the country. He finally settled back in New York in 1872 where he found fame as a poet and published numerous works.

Montrose A town and port 26m north east of Dundee. Montrose Harbour is a very active commercial port and the Lifeboat Station descends from probably the longest-formed service in life-saving tradition dating back to the early 19th century. Montrose Basin is a nature reserve housing flocks of waders, wildfowl and seabirds. The historic House of Dun, a National Trust for Scotland property lies 2m away and close to the town is the Caledonian Railway, operating steam trains between Brechin and Bridge of Dun. The name can be found in several parts of the USA: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia.



Tour Scotland
Tour Edinburgh
Tour Island Of Skye

Rent A Self Catering Hoilday Cottage In Scotland

Share This Tour Scotland Web Page

Top Destinations
Tour Europe