Primarily offering appointments in Arbroath, Montrose and Forfar but cover the whole of Angus and Dundee, too.
Many families experience challenging times. Conflict is a part of life and it can arise for a number of reasons. Mediation can be helpful in any family situation where there is a problem or conflict that family members aren’t able to resolve, especially if those involved are struggling to talk to each other and can’t seem to find a good way forward. Specifically, if you are separating, getting a divorce, or dissolving a civil partnership or if you have been bringing up your children with an ex-partner you may be finding it difficult to manage all the practical arrangements around the care of the children. This can be very difficult if you are feeling hurt, confused or angry. Family mediators can help here as they are specially trained to support separated parents or any family members deal constructively with things such as:
improving clear communication between parties
wider family issues causing a fall-out
contact arrangements for the children
financial and property matters in relation to separation or divorce
Child Contact Centres (operating in Arbroath)
As long as it is safe, children benefit from having as many loving and supportive family relationships as possible and especially their parents. Some parents can find it very difficult to agree how their children should share their time between them, for a variety of reasons. Parents can have real difficulty trusting each other, communicating and agreeing arrangements and conflict can be high. In some cases there may be risks concerning the welfare of the children.
Child Contact Centres are similar to a nursery/after school care setting in that they are safe, child friendly, staffed and neutral places. There are certain rules that apply which all focus on the children who use the centres, and are for their benefit. The difference is that child contact centres are places where children can spend time with a parent or any other family member (for example siblings or grandparents) where otherwise this would not be possible.
Counselling and Therapies (in Dundee)
Counselling helps children and young people talk about their thoughts and feelings about changes they may be experiencing in their life due to parental separation, divorce, moving into/living in a blended family or any other family relationship issues. We offer confidential appointments to 8 to 18 year olds whose parents do not, or no longer live together or where the child lives in a blended family. Our focus is on the family transition or parental relationship difficulties impacting on the child or young person.
Relationship Counselling is available to adults (couples or individuals) who experience relationship problems and would like to understand themselves better or work alongside their partner to jointly explore any difficulties they may be experiencing.
Having an active healthy sex life is important in most intimate relationships. Sexual Relationship Therapy offers help with sexual difficulties in our relationships. It is offered to individuals as well as couples, in opposite or same sex relationships who have concerns about or are experiencing a sexual difficulty.
Forfar Loch Country Park
Craig o’ Loch Road
Located on the west edge of the historic burgh of Forfar, visitors can escape to the countryside yet be only a five to ten minute walk from town centre facilities.
The 4 kilometre (2½ mile) path around Forfar Loch is suitable for all abilities and forms part of the wider Forfar Path Network.
Kingfisher, otter, fox and roe deer are among the regularly spotted park residents. Look out for fishing osprey during the summer.
The Park is open 365 days per year.
A relaxed and comfortable environment to study full and part-time courses and enjoy a wide range of leisure classes.
Besides two state-of-the-art IT suites, the centre houses two boardroom/meeting rooms fully equipped with presentation equipment which are available to let by the local business community.
Disabled access and parking is available. There is a car park to the rear of the Centre off Myre Road and free parking is also available in the public Myre Car Park.
We also link up with Dundee community organisations to provide courses to suit your needs and interests.
Community learning gives you the chance to learn new things that will be fun and interesting and can give you ideas about further study or help you with your career. These include Taster courses (you gain a College Certificate for completing these) and Certificated courses (including assessments leading to a certificate from SQA).
Our Community Learning Team works with learners of all ages from the community. We are here to help you find out about and join community courses, short courses in the College, and Flexible IT Learning.
We work in partnership with Discover Learning – a partnership between Dundee and Angus College and Dundee City Council Leisure & Communities Department.
The partnership provides access to learning opportunities in your own neighbourhood, taking into account barriers to learning such as unemployment, childcare arrangements, shift work etc.
You can find out more about learning in your local community on the Discover Learning website. There are many places where you can learn throughout Dundee, so there’s bound to be someplace very near you.
Contact the Dundee Campus Community Learning Team on 01382 834862 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here at Angus Cat rescue, we are committed to a single goal; we strive to make the world a better place for cats. A group to help people in crisis with their cats, for help, advice and help with re-homing.
Angus Cardiac Group is a patient led support group which was established in 1992 with a view to supporting cardiac care and rehabilitation in Angus through member support, social contact, fundraising, partnership working with health professionals and the local authority, and the promotion of patient involvement with the NHS. Membership is not confined to those with coronary heart disease but is open to partners, carers and family members of those with cardiac disease.
THE PURPOSE OF THE GROUP IS TO SUPPORT CARDIAC CARE AND REHABILITATION IN ANGUS BY:
Supporting Group members
Facilitating social contact
Raising funds to support the activities of the Group
Working in partnership with health professionals and others
Promoting patient and public involvement with the health service
Actively seeking new member
ANGUS CARDIAC GROUP IS OPEN TO:
People with coronary heart/cardiac disease
Partners, carers and family of those with cardiac disease
Involved health professionals
Any person interested in the aims and activities of the Group
Anyone with any other long term condition
CURRENT MEMBERSHIP OF ANGUS CARDIAC GROUP CONSISTS OF ALL OF THE ABOVE.
The archive has a wealth of resources, from original documents, thousands of photographs, books, unique indexes, transcripts, family histories & research files.
If you need advice, please visit, phone or email the archive for assistance.
You can explore our sources in more detail by selecting an option from the following:
Angus Building Image Index
Angus People Image Index
Angus County Council records
Indexes of documents, books and photographs
Local History Collection of books
Transcripts of hard to read documents
William Wallace House
Orchardbank Business Park
The charity ANGUSalive is the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus and has been operating since 1 December 2015. We are ambitious and aim to provide the best services for our customers.
ANGUSalive offers residents and visitors to Angus a wealth of services which inspire healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices through the use of our sports centres, country parks, theatres and venues, museums, galleries, archives, libraries and ACCESS offices. We have five service areas which form our culture, sport and leisure offering:
Museums, Galleries & Archives
Sport & Leisure
Theatre & Venues
ANGUSalive has almost 500 employees, led by a chief executive and senior management team. The chief executive reports to the ANGUSalive board which comprises of five independent directors and four council directors who are Angus Council elected members.
It promotes, operates and delivers services on behalf of Angus Council.
ANGUSalive is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC499155 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC046133. Registered office Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar, DD8 1AN.
Laura has been working in Active Schools in the Forfar cluster for 11 years. She is very passionate about sport, and enjoyed competing in athletics and netball for many years. Outside of work Laura enjoys spending time with her husband and son.
Andy started with Angus Council in 2005 as an active schools coordinator in North Arbroath and has now been in the lead coordinator role for 10 years. Sport has played a big part in Andy’s life having previously worked in sports development and leisure facility management roles. Outside of work it’s pretty much all sport too! The days of team sport are long gone for Andy, and he now fills his time on the golf course, on the bike, and in the winter on the snowboard.
Stevie has been working with the Angus Active Schools team since 2010. Sport has always been a huge part of his life and he enjoys developing volunteers and helping provide opportunities for young people to get involved and progress in a wide variety of sports and physical activity. In his spare time he enjoys… all things sport!
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
1-5 Castle Street
Our charity shop sells a fantastic range of good quality second-hand items and new goods. We sell a wide range of products from clothing, shoes and accessories to books, music, toys and homewares. We also have greeting cards for all occasions, pin badges and small gifts. By shopping with us you’re helping to fund our life-saving research.
Volunteer in our charity shop
Our shop wouldn’t be able to run without the help of a fantastic volunteer team. Our volunteers help with everything from merchandising on the shop floor and giving great customer service at the till to sorting and pricing the generous donations we are given in the back office.
Whether you have a specific skill or interest or just want to try something new, we have a role for everyone. Find out more about volunteering in our shops.
Donate clothes, books, toys and more
Don’t throw away your unwanted items. Our charity shop needs good quality clothes, bags, shoes, books, CDs, DVDs, toys and more.
Order free donation bags online, fill them up and drop them off at our shop, or call us to arrange a free collection from your home. Find out how to declutter, fill bags and fund life-saving research.
How to volunteer in this shop
Call the number on this page to find out which roles your local shop has available. As a shop volunteer, you are the visible face of the charity and make a big difference to how the public sees us and the work we do. You will help make our shops a success on the high street, meet new people and get retail experience.
What items can I donate?
Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing
Accessories including shoes, belts, handbags and jewellery
Quality homeware – anything from cushions to crockery
Books, CDs and DVDs
Mobile phones and used printer cartridges
Electricals (but please check with your local shop before you donate these)
What not to donate
White goods such as fridges and washing machines
Damaged or broken goods
Please contact your local council if you wish to dispose of these.
How to donate
Find your nearest shop and drop in your donations. Each bag that you donate to us could be worth £25, based on the average bag value, which goes directly to supporting our groundbreaking work.
We help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world, get the support they need if crisis strikes.
4 Victoria Street
Angus Access Panel provides advice and information service for people with disabilities and their carers.
The Panel covers a wide area. Coastal from Montrose, Arbroath, Carnoustie to Monifieth and Landward from Brechin, Forfar and Kirriemuir. It also includes the beautiful Angus Glens.
The panel consists of a number of volunteers who work from the office based in Forfar.
Office Opening Times:
Monday 2pm – 4pm (call in or phone)