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Laurencekirk Town Information

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Just a few miles from bustling Montrose, the small town of Laurencekirk is ‘capital’ of the Howe of the Mearns and was largely created by Lord Gardenstone in the mid-18th century.

He not only brought loom weaving to the area but was also behind the local craft of snuff-box making.

On the nearby Hill of Garvock stands the Johnstone Tower, built by James Farquhar using materials not needed for his own mansion.

Tower of Johnstone - Photo © Lloyd Housley
Tower of Johnstone - Photo: Lloyd Housley CCL