Angus lies in the east of Scotland, with Aberdeenshire to the north and Perth and Kinross to the west.
Tourists visit the area to explore the beautiful Angus Glens, five glens that fan out through the countryside and finish at the outer edge of the Cairngorms National Park.
Many head to Carnoustie and its famous championship golf course, while others explore the coastal towns and villages such as Arbroath where the Declaration of Arbroath, which asserted Scottish independence, was signed.
Dundee, Scotland’s fourth largest city, is in the south of the region on the north bank of the Firth of Tay. It has two universities and was famously built on the ‘three Js’ - jam, jute and journalism.
At the start of the 20th century, more than 50,000 people were employed in over 100 mills across the city, producing jute. You can learn more at the Jute Museum @ Verdant Works where the story of jute is explored and brought to life in a beautifully restored mill.
A £45 million project is now underway to open the V&A at Dundee, on Dundee’s waterfront. The museum will have more than 1,700 square metres of gallery space and will focus exclusively on design, including displays devoted to outstanding Scottish design.
Discover craft highlights in Dundee and Angus.
Find craft exhibitions, fairs and events taking place in Dundee and Angus.
For 2016, Craft Scotland’s Meet Your Maker project is part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Working in partnership with Scottish Jewellery Week, we brought craft and innovation - as a Meet Your Maker event - to the inaugural Dundee Design Festival.
To pre-empt their inspirational session at our Conference, we asked brand gurus and Craft Scotland Conference speakers O Street to answer your questions about branding. Read the collated Q&A session here.
With a client list including Spotify, Brewdog and National Galleries Scotland, we thought you might like the opportunity to pick the brains of our soon-to-be Conference speakers, O Street.
Watch our short film introducing jeweller Filipa Oliveira, who experiments with ancient and traditional techniques (such as filigree) to create contemporary pieces.
Watch our short film introducing jeweller Rosie Kimber, who works with a variety of media including precious metals, rough-cut stones, crystals and plastics.