Colliston  Angus


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Colliston like this:

Colliston, a village in St Vigeans parish, Forfarshire, 4 miles NW of Arbroath. It has a station on the Arbroath and Forfar section of the Caledonian, a new board school (1877), a Free church, and an Established church. The last, erected as a chapel of ease in 1871, and raised to quoad sacra status in 1875, was enlarged by the addition of a transept in 1876, and now contains 500 sittings. Colliston House, in the vicinity, is said to have been built by Cardinal Beaton for his son-in-law.

We take our location for Colliston from the modern 1:25,000 map, which marks Gowanbank separately and slightly to the south-east.

Colliston through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st January 2021

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