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Angus Alliance (Lab/Con/Lib Dem and some independents)
Band D, £1,072
- In 1996, two-tier local government was abolished and Angus was established as one of the replacement single-tier council areas with eight multi-member wards, electing a total of 29 councillors.
- The Angus Council area borders Aberdeenshire, Perth and Kinross and Dundee City.
- The population of the local authority stood at 110,250 in 2009.
- The council, based in the county town of Forfar, employs 5,500 full time equivalent staff.
- It has a budget of about £260m.
- Arbroath is the largest town in the council area of Angus and it lends its name to the Declaration of Arbroath and the famous delicacy, the Arbroath Smokie.
- The town of Brechin boast its own round-tower cathedral with features from the 13th and 14th Centuries.
- The Scottish coastal resort of Montrose is about 40 miles north of Dundee between the mouths of the North and South Esk rivers. The town has a wealth of history and remains an important commercial port for the oil and gas industry.
- Agriculture is one of the major industries in Angus, along with engineering, fishing, food processing, textiles and pharmaceuticals.
- It is also home to the challenging golf course of Carnoustie.