The gateway to the magnificent Glens of Angus, Kirriemuir lies on the edge of the east side of the Cairngorms National Park. With a population of 5,963 (Census 2001) this charming Burgh is nicknamed the "Wee Red Town" (or 'Thrums', as JM Barrie fondly called it; or that 'hymn to red sandstone', as the poet, Don Paterson, lyrically renamed it).
Interesting shops, galleries, and cafes around the old heart of the town are complemented by excellent small museums, and good quality reasonably priced housing.
Information about allocation of housing and relocation advice can be found at the local housing office in Kirriemuir (Telephone: 01575 572845), which serves Kirriemuir and surrounding landward areas (Checkiefield, Drumclune, Glenisla, Kingoldrum, Maryton, Memus, Northmuir, Westmuir).
Information about community learning and education is available from the community organisation, Kirrie Connections (Telephone:01575 574989). For example, Getting Started Making Connections is a local computer training initiative for Kirriemuir and the Angus Glens community and is available through Kirrie Connections.
Kirriemuir has three local primary schools, a secondary school and good community healthcare and is well catered for in terms of facilities such as the Public Library.
For additional advice regarding council services your local ACCESS Office provides a single point of contact.
The Angus town of Kirriemuir, and the surrounding area, has a unique heritage – and Kirriemuir Heritage Trust has been established to protect, record, promote and celebrate all aspects of this heritage. More information on the Kirriemuir Heritage Trust...
Kirriemuir is perhaps best known as the birthplace of J M Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan. Barrie's childhood home has been carefully restored as a museum.
Find out more about attractions, events, facilities and things to do in Kirriemuir at the Visit Kirriemuir page.