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Ferryden is located in Angus
Location within Angus
Area0.26 km2 (0.10 sq mi)
Population920 (2011)[1]
• Density3,538/km2 (9,160/sq mi)
OS grid referenceNO7156
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMontrose
Postcode districtDD10
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
56°41′N 2°28′W / 56.69°N 2.47°W / 56.69; -2.47Coordinates: 56°41′N 2°28′W / 56.69°N 2.47°W / 56.69; -2.47

Ferryden is a village in Angus, Scotland in the community council area of Ferryden & Craig. It lies southerly adjacent to the town of Montrose on the south bank of the South Esk and is considered a fringe locality of Montrose, being connected to the latter by the former Rossie Island, now home to shipping facilities and Montrose Port Authority.

Pier at Ferryden
South bank of the South Esk at Ferryden


Ferryden was joined to Rossie Island, a former island at the mouth of the South Esk in the late 20th century by infilling.[2] The 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica lists the population of the island (106) as separate from the village of Ferryden (1330):[3]

In the mouth of the channel of the South Esk lies the island of Rossie, or Inchbrayock (pop. 160), which in 1829 was connected with the burgh by means of a suspension bridge 432 ft. long and by a drawbridge with the south bank near the fishing village of Ferryden (pop. 1330). The harbour lies between the suspension bridge and the sea, and is provided with a wet dock.[3]

Usan Road junction, Ferryden


There is one school in the village, namely Ferryden Primary School on Craig Crescent.


  1. ^ United Kingdom census, 2011
  2. ^ "Rossie Island (Inchbraoch)". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Montrose" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 18 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 794.

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