Forfar (GB)

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Forfar is the county town of Angus, Scotland and the administrative centre for Angus Council. Its population is about 13,500.

Forfar Castle dates from the Roman occupation, and was held by the Picts and then the English, before being captured by the Scots and presented to Robert the Bruce. Forfar has been both a traditional market town and a major manufacturing centre for linen and jute. Today the main activities are agriculture and tourism around the scenic valley of Strathmore. The local glens are popular with hill-walkers, and there are ski-slopes in the mountains. The town has a second division football club, Forfar Athletic, and Rugby Union is represented by Strathmore Rugby Football Club.

The Forfar Bridie, a popular Scottish meat pastry snack, is traditionally identified with the town.

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