Kirriemuir  Angus


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Kirriemuir like this:

Kirriemuir, market town and par. with ry. sta., Forfarshire--par., 35,600 ac., pop. 6616; town, on Gairie Burn, 5 miles by road and 8½ by rail NW. of Forfar, pop. (including Southmuir), 4390; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. The par. consists of 2 detached sections. The town is a burgh of barony under the Earl of Home; in 1875 it became a burgh under the Police Act. The leading industry is the weaving of brown linen.

Kirriemuir through time

Kirriemuir is now part of Angus district. Click here for graphs and data of how Angus has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Kirriemuir itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kirriemuir in Angus | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th September 2020

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