John Angus was one of the better-known authors who set their work in Glenesk so our initial
catalogue will be based predominantly on works by him.
He was born in Montrose on December 5th 1906 and lived at 93 Bridge Street.
Educated at Montrose Academy he went on to study civil engineering at St Andrews University
before working in Dundee. He moved to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides
where he worked as the Deputy Road Engineer and lived until his death in 1968.
He was a contemporary of Fionn McColla and would have been aware of the Scottish Renaissance
taking place in Montrose when Christopher Murray Grieve, better known as Hugh McDairmid was
editor of The Montrose Review.
Although never formally part of the movement his work is characterised by his use of the local
dialect in all his books and short stories.
For more information see the website dedicated to him at : www.jockangus.co.uk