Dundee and Angus
Dundee was a city that saw its fortunes transformed by the industrial revolution because of its capacity to process and export jute (a highly versatile natural fibre) on mass. While life in the city was revolutionised, the surrounding Angus countryside retained markers of the past, including the ancient Pictish stones at Aberlemno, and the spectacular remains of Arbroath Abbey. The landscape of the region varies from rolling lowland pasture, to mountainous Highlands or rugged coastlines. A good number of creative Scots hail from this area; actor Brian Cox, 'Peter Pan' author J. M. Barrie, and the painter George Paul Chalmers, who was described as the 'Angus Rembrandt'.