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St Vigeans, Angus

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St Vigeans, Angus

St Vigeans is a small village and parish in Angus, Scotland, immediately to the north of Arbroath. Originally rural, it is now more or less a suburb of the town of Arbroath. The name St Vigeans is derived from Vigeanus, a Latinised form of the Old Irish name Féichín. Saint Feichin flourished in the 7th century. There is no record of his having visited what is now Scotland, but followers of his cult may have founded a monastery among the Picts at St Vigeans as early as the 8th century.
Administrative CountyAngus
Traditional CountyAngus
OS GridNO6342
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01241

St Vigeans, Angus in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

St Vigeans, coast par. and vil., Forfarshire - par. (containing part of Arbroath), 12,731 ac., pop. 14,982; vil., on river Brothock, 1 mile N. of Arbroath.

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