Montrose is an attractive coastal town in Angus, south of Aberdeen. A former royal burgh, the town was awarded a Royal Charter by David 1st in the 1100s. Today Montrose is a thriving community with a population of around 12,000. The town boasts a busy High Street offering a good choice of shopping options as well as some fine buildings such as the library, the Town House and Montrose Old Church, with its 220ft spire.

The style of housing in Montrose ranges from traditional cottages and terraced housing in the older part of the town bordering the River South Esk, to more modern flats and family homes set further up the coastline. Homes in Montrose are surrounded by green space, with parks separating the housing developments and farmland to the town’s rear.


10,845 people

Distance from Aberdeen

38 miles


Rail links to Aberdeen and Dundee. Regular bus service to Aberdeen and Dundee


Primary School

  • Bervie School
  • Borrowfield Primary School
  • Ferryden Primary School
  • Gourdon School
  • Johnshaven School
  • Kinneff School
  • Lathallan Preparatory School
  • Lochside Primary School
  • Rosemount Primary School
  • Rossie Secure Accommodation Services (Independent School)
  • Southesk Primary School
  • St Cyrus School
  • St Margaret’s RC School  

Secondary Schools

  • Montrose Academy
  • Certain Primary Schools also feed into Mearns Academy & Mackie Academy
Additional information

Average cost of a three-bedroom home: £95,000

Average Floor area of three bedroom home: 83m2 / 893ft2

Derived from Quarter Four 2021 property sales in the area.


Local amenities:

  • Shops
  • Library
  • Supermarket
  • GP services and pharmacy
  • Petrol station
  • Dentist
  • Post office


Leisure Facilities:

  • Wildlife centre
  • Museum and gallery
  • 18 hole golf course and golf club
  • Sports centre
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna and steam room
  • Gym and fitness classes
  • Racquet sports

History of Montrose

Montrose in past times was an important centre for fishing, with the local industry specialising in a number of species including salmon and herring. Today Montrose Harbour continues to flourish as a centre of international trade with strong connections to the North Sea oil industry as well as the growing renewables sector.


Things to do in Montrose

The local area is home to an excellent range of attractions. Montrose Basin wildlife centre offers the chance to see a variety of wildlife among great scenery as well as a programme of events for visitors.  The impressive House of Dun, situated by Montrose Basin nature reserve, is a superb example of Georgian architecture set among stunning parkland and is open to the public. The town is also home to a Museum and Gallery as well as the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre on the site of Britain’s first operational military airfield.

Montrose’s location on the east coast gives the town a striking scenic beauty, with three miles of attractive sandy beach providing opportunities for some great coastal walks as well a great choice of water sports. Royal Montrose Golf Club also benefits from the town’s coastal location, and is home to an acclaimed links course which is one of the longest-established in Scotland.

Schools in Montrose

There are thirteen schools and several nurseries that serve Montrose and the surrounding areas. Most of these schools feed into Montrose Academy, which is situated in Montrose and has around 900 students enrolled. However, some of the primary schools feed into Mearns Academy in Laurencekirk, which is around 22 minutes’ drive from Montrose, and Mackie Academy, located in Stonehaven.

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View area localities
  • Benholm
  • Borrowfield
  • Craigo
  • Ferryden
  • Gourdon
  • Hillside
  • Kinneff
  • Logie Pert
  • Lunan
  • Rossie
  • Scurdie Ness
  • St. Cyrus