Transport and Connectivity
The transport and communications infrastructure in Angus includes two dual carriageways – the A90 from Dundee up to Aberdeen and, the A92 from Dundee to Arbroath, other public roads totalling 1,750 km, the East Coast Main Railway Line with four rail stations and three rail halts, and Montrose Port. This network offers easy access to all of the main cities in Scotland, and further afield.
The eastern part of Angus is served by the East Coast Mainline, which connects it directly to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and key destinations in England (London, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and Bristol) by direct train services from Arbroath and Montrose.
There are airports in nearby Dundee and Aberdeen. Dundee airport offers flights to London Stansted, Jersey and to the European hub airport of Amsterdam. Close by Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh fly to a wide range of domestic and international locations.
Nestling in a sheltered haven on the river Esk, within a mile of open sea, the thriving port of Montrose offers a cost-effective alternative for vessels using Scotland’s East Coast. Montrose Port handles about 700,000 tonnes per annum, can take cargo ships up to 90 metres in length and currently handles agricultural-related cargoes, timber and chemicals and considerable potential for servicing off-shore wind farm developments.