Local research to resume with Angus Archives


29th April 2021

Angus residents and people from further afield can once again explore their family and local history as Angus Archives reopens for remote services from Thursday 6 May 2021.

While the Archives building at Hunter Library, Restenneth Priory, by Forfar, will remain closed to the public as a search room, Angus Archives can be contacted by telephone, email and Facebook with any family, collection and local history enquiries.

The Archives team specialise in researching all aspects of Angus local and family history and have a vast amount of resources to pull from with over 800 years of manuscripts including the records of all the Angus burghs, Angus County Council, private records, business records, records of societies, schools, poor relief, militia and architectural records. They are also able to provide information from Angus libraries' extensive local history collections of newspapers, books, articles and directories.

Craig Pearson, Archives & Local History Lead with ANGUSalive says: “The Archives team are very much looking forward to assisting the public with their research once again. We will help tackle any aspect of Angus heritage whether it be locating an individual ancestor, tracing a family tree or researching the history of a house. Historical records will bring a story to life.”

The Angus Archives Facebook page regularly feature items from the photographic collection which contains over 15,000 images of Angus people, places and events.

Commissioned research services and digital collections reproductions will also recommence on 6 May 2021.

Opening hours for Angus Archives will be 10am-4 pm, Thursday to Saturday from 6 May 2021.

To contact the team, you can reach them by email at angusarchives@angusalive.scot, on telephone by calling 01307 468644 or by visiting the Angus Archives Facebook Page


ANGUSalive (SC046133) is the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus and has been operating since December 2015.

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