Tour Scotland video of photographs on ancestry visit to Arbroath, Angus. The history of the town began in the High Middle Ages with the founding of Arbroath Abbey in 1178. Arbroath grew considerably during the Industrial Revolution owing to the expansion of firstly the flax and secondly the jute industries and the engineering sector. A new harbour was built in 1839 and by the 20th century, Arbroath had become one of the larger fishing ports in Scotland. The town is notable as the home of the Declaration of Arbroath, as well as the Arbroath Smokie, Hospitalfield House, Signal Tower and St Vigean's Church, and, with more than 200 years as a lifeboat station, Arbroath is one of the oldest stations in Scotland. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.