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This website contains pages of varied interest, as can be seen in the heading links above.

The LOCAL interest relates mainly, but not strictly, to the area of the former Civil Parish or District (prior to 1975) of Monikie,  in eastern Scotland.  Included are the principal villages of Monikie and Newbigging.

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Since 1996 this area has been situated in the local government area under the control of Angus Council, and approximates to the former Scottish County (prior to 1975) of Angus, was for some time historically, called Forfarshire.  It is the main purpose of the local interest pages on this site to let you, the reader, find out something about this beautiful area of Scotland, today and in the past.  We hope you find the pages of interest to you - your comments are welcome - we look forward to hearing from you.

(From the "The Gazetteer of Scotland, W. Chalmers, Dundee, 1803" )

Monikie -
" .... of a triangular figure, 6 miles long, and 4 broad at its northern extremity, from which it gradually lessens in breadth, till it terminates at the sandy desert, at the mouth of the River Tay.  The surface is diversified with several large hills; and a ridge running from East to West divides it into two districts, which vary considerably in point of fertility and climate; the southern part being rich and early, and the northern, moist and cold: in the latter district also, is an extensive tract of muir, which has lately been planted, and now forms a part of the policy of the House of Panmure, which is situated in the neighbouring parish of Panbride." 

Monikie, Angus, Scotland, (show me on a map?)

The Scots language is still alive!

And just to prove that the Scots language is still alive . . . 

(A neighbouring house to that of the webmaster. Translation WEET PENT = WET PAINT.)

You may need a quick translation service to understand some of the Scots words on this website - you can get that online at an excellent website by Dundee University at www.dsl.ac.uk/dsl/  or you might try www.scots-online.org.

 

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