You Are Here - East Greens Car Park, Forfar, Angus.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa
N 56° 38.807 W 002° 53.253
30V E 506895 N 6278073
Quick Description: 'You are here' map on an information sign in one of the large car parks in the town of Forfar in Angus, Scotland.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/22/2017 7:08:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMXBG4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

This map and sign is situated at the southern end of the East Greens car park, one of two major car parks in the town of Forfar. The area that the car park is situated was at one time the eastern end of Forfar Loch and was overlooked by the now long gone Forfar Castle, the residence of King Malcolm III. The castle now is marked by a small round tower on a hillock to the south.

Apart from the location the map also features the following, marked by a number:

1 : Forfar Loch - now much reduced in size, it is situated to the west of the town.

2 : Lochside Leisure Centre - opened in the mid 1970s at the eastern end of the loch, but now closed after the opening of the town's new community campus.

3 : Restenneth Priory - ancient ruins of an Augustinian priory a mile east of the town.

4 : The Reid Hall - the town's large community hall a few hundred yards to the north-west, opened in 1871 and named after the local benefactor Peter Reid.

5 : Balmashanner - the hill to the south of the town with the large war memorial on the summit.

6 : Balgavies Loch - wildlife nature reserve and loch five miles east of the town.

7 : The Meffan Institute - the town's museum, situated in the town centre several hundred yards to the south.

8 : Glamis - village and famous castle five miles west of the town.

9 : Murton Wildlife Trust - relatively new wildlife and nature trail with cafe, two miles east of the town.

There is also a brief history of the town and a did you know section, including:

Forfar Bridies, a pastry delicacy with a meat and onion filling.

Robert the Bruce's son John is buried at Restenneth Priory

The town was founded by King Malcolm III in the 11th century.

The first Scots dictionary was compiled by Dr John Jamieson in the town.

Eight women were executed during witch trials in the town from 1661-1666.

George Don the botanist lived in the town where he had a botanic garden.

The picture of the large tower on the right of the sign is the war memorial that sits on the summit of Balmashanner Hill.

Location Name: East Greens Car Park, Forfar, Angus.

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