Key Sectors


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Tourism is worth £259m to the Angus economy


Visitors support over 3,600 FTE jobs

Angus Accommodation Audit

On average, visitors stay 4.2 nights, spending £34m on accommodation

Tourism is a priority sector for Angus, contributing £259 million to local economy and supporting 3,612 full-time equivalent jobs (2022).

The Invest in Angus team work with the tourism sector to showcase the assets of Angus to visitors; improve the capability and capacity of the sector; enhance the visitor experience and maximise the potential of tourism driven by new developments and key events.

We co-ordinate the Visit Angus destination marketing campaign to raise the profile of Angus locally, nationally and internationally.

Angus Tourism Framework

In April 2019, a new Angus Tourism Framework was launched which was produced in collaboration with tourism businesses and key stakeholders including VisitScotland and the Angus Tourism Cooperative. The framework has identified priority themes as follows:

  • Industry Leadership & Collaboration
  • Pride of Place
  • Product & Experience Development
  • Marketing

Action plans are in place for each of the four priority themes. The action plans are a collaboration between Angus Council, Angus Tourism Cooperative, VisitScotland and the tourism industry. For more information, see the Angus Tourism Framework action plan.

To keep up to date with the latest business and funding opportunities, news and events, sign up to receive the monthly tourism enewsletter.

If you would like to get involved with any of the working groups, please get in touch.

Short-term lets

The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2022 came into force on 1 March 2022.

The effect of that Order was that from 1 October 2022, the use of accommodation for a short-term let was an activity for which a licence is required under the terms of the 1982 Act.

Anyone who operated a short-term let before 1 October 2022 AND has had an application accepted before 1 October 2023, can still accept bookings and guests until an application is determined.

Owners who started operations after 1 October 2022 cannot begin trading until they receive their licence.

If as an existing host, you have failed to apply for a licence before 1 October 2023, you will be unable to accept bookings and guests from 1 October 2023 onwards, until a licence has been granted.

See the Angus Council website for guidance and to apply for a licence.

See the VisitScotland website for advice and support.

Advice on creating a climate action plan

A good Climate Action Plan is not just about reducing your emissions. It’s about understanding how the net zero transition will affect your business, your community, and the environment.

VisitScotland has created a step-by-step guide to developing a climate action plan for businesses in the tourism and events sector. The guide will help businesses find ways to increase efficiency with a view to reducing costs. It can also help you meet customer demand, recruit and keep staff, build resilience, and manage risks.

See the guide.

Regional Tourism

The four local authorities (Angus Council, Dundee City Council, Fife Council and Perth & Kinross Council), Scottish Enterprise and VisitScotland are working together to support the growth of the tourism sector across the region.

A new regional tourism strategy has been developed following consultation with tourism businesses and organisations, which aims to grow the volume and value of the visitor economy in the Tay Cities region.

Information for tourism businesses

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