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and to others elsewhere, of varied interest - the LinkButtons on most pages will guide you to different sections of this site.
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please send an email - anything that might add interest for the readers of this
site, which is substantially Monikie based, or connected with
one or more of the subjects mentioned, will be considered
by the webmaster. All copy, photographs, etc. must be
free of any copyright restriction. All comments about
this site are welcome.
with local and national historical interest" best
describes Affleck Castle, Monikie, Angus. There are linked pages - the first "An Ancient Scottish Keep". The article
is also available on this site, in French.
The second item about Affleck Castle is a reprint of a 1969 government information
leaflet, and describes the castle in great detail, and
contains floor-plans. Please note that
the castle is not open to the public - ask the Scottish
Government why not!
Historic Scotland have been repeatedly asked to reply to a letter
from the Webmaster but do not!
Castle is a poor ruin which can no longer be seen except
up close, with permission of the farmer, and an adventurous
sojourn, but you can read about it, some contributions from
website visitors, and view some photographs and site map.
The page about Monikie Country Park relates some of the history of the
park and the facilities it has to offer. There are several
other pages on the 'Net which have information regarding the park
and the activities available there, but do check the dates!
Monikie" a poem in the very special style of poet, William
Topaz McGonagall of
Edinburgh and Dundee, (in)famous for his lines "The Tay, The Tay, the Silvery
It flows up to Newburgh and back twice a day".
If you already are able to speak
in a 'guid Scots tongue', or you would wish to, then you really
must visit this page - but make sure your speakers are at full
volume to appreciate "A Scots Wedding
Road, Monikie, has been demolished for several years.
The shops in Monikie
an Newbigging are places where you can buy lots of
goods and other things. Newbigging business also provides a comprehensive
Post Office Services too, so why not send a
postcard back home!
If you live in the
Tay Valley area and you are using a Family
History program on a computer to record your data
you may be interested in a few pages regarding
the proposed export of GEDCOM files to a large local
database. It hasn't been created (yet?) but your
thoughts on the subject are invited. Click hereto have a look - it might give
you an idea for your own area. Your views and experiences
are keenly invited.
As one of the
webmaster's interests is Family History, might I
suggest that you have a look at several pages on this site and
to the Tay Valley Family History Societywebsite, and even become a member.
If your surname is
CLEVELY or CLEVELEY try here for some information of interest.
. . or if it's
STIRLING lookhere. The webmaster has available. online, a large database of
persons of STIRLING surname IN ANGUS, mostly around 1800s which might interest
you - or you can look at nearly 400 records for OHIO,
And who could resist reading
extracts from some old books about Monikie, other parts of Angus,
the Stirling and other surnames.
You may need a quick translation
service to understand some of the Scots words on this website -
you can get that online at www.scots-online.org.
Some other information or sites which you
may like to visit are listed below, but . .
. . first, you may wish to plan your route by public
transport, throughout Scotland. We are pleased to offer readers this
facility linked to the Traveline Website.
JP Coaches of Forfar run many local and private hire services.
Particularly of interest to local residents is the limited service serving
Carnoustie via Monikie to Forfar, also Monifieth via Wellbank to Forfar. These
services run on alternate days Monday to Saturday. Details of the service are
available on the Angus Council website www.angus.gov.uk.
Service 81 provides a very useful service allowing visits for shopping an other
purposes without having to detour via Dundee, also incorporating other rural
places not served by bus operator. It will take you to the following - Aldi,
Lidl, ASDA, Tesco, but always try to support your local shop first.
You can see/print timetable
78/79 of the ever-decreasing services to/from Monikie and district, in PDF format
Tours of Dundee provide SCOTTISH EXPRESS day scheduled daily trips to various places
throughout Scotland. Please note that these are SCHEDULED STAGED JOURNEYS and NOT
COACH TOURS. Persons who have a Scottish Bus Pass
can make use of these facilities at no charge. Destinations include Aberdeen,
Kirkcaldy, Oban, Pitlochry, Jedburgh, Ayr, Fort William, Callander, Inverness
and Largs and buses stop at several places en route. Look
HERE or call (01382) 227290 - email FISHERS TOURS for
information. The bus returns to the setting-off point, by the same route, on the same day. The time available at the
destination depends on the total distance travelled and the running time, but is
at least enough for a 'wee wander aboot", often longer. Each journey operates
to each destination, once a fortnight, but you can return using an alternative travel provider if you
wish to stay for a short break, or return in a fortnight. The
LATEST timetables and much more information available HERE.
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free sales numbers but expensive service numbers to the same businesses,
including local and national government. Angus Council perpetrate this myth,
insisting it is a 'benefit' to local taxpayers.
0844 numbers are another 'rip-off', particularly if you have a special
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you travel over the Forth Road Bridge? You may wish to read that
the construction of the motorway link, the M9 Spur, to and
from the Forth Road Bridge, opened on 3rd October 2007. This
removes the notorious "Scottish Bottleneck", the A8000,
which the new road replaces. From 11th February 2008 tolls on
the Tay and Forth Bridges ceased to be collected.
Check YOUR origins by following one or more of
the following links.
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