Lunan, Angus

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Lunan is located in Angus
Location within Angus
OS grid referenceNO688515
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townARBROATH for Lunan Bay and MONTROSE for Lunan
Postcode districtDD11 for Lunan Bay and DD10 for Lunan
Dialling code01241 for Lunan Bay and 01674 for Lunan
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
56°39′15″N 2°30′38″W / 56.654251°N 2.510487°W / 56.654251; -2.510487Coordinates: 56°39′15″N 2°30′38″W / 56.654251°N 2.510487°W / 56.654251; -2.510487
Ruins of Redcastle, on the south bank of the Lunan Water, opposite Lunan

Lunan is a hamlet in Angus, Scotland, in the parish of the same name, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south of Montrose.[1] The hamlet overlooks Lunan Bay, which is itself also a hamlet, at the mouth of the Lunan Water. A 16th-century priest of Lunan church, which is in the hamlet of Lunan Bay, Walter Mill, was one of the last Scottish Protestant martyrs to be burned at St. Andrews. The church itself was rebuilt in 1844. The 15th-century Red Castle, so called from the red sandstone it is built from, is located 500 metres (1,600 ft) to the south of the hamlet, on the south bank of the Lunan Water.

Lunan Bay. The concrete blocks across the Lunan Water are the remains of tank traps installed during World War II


  1. ^ "Dundee and Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2007, ISBN 0-319-22980-7