Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Arbroath, or Aberbrothock, or Aberbrothwick, a seaport and royal burgh in the county of Forfar, Scotland, 17 miles north-east of Dundee, at the mouth of the little river Brothock, whence its name is derived. The Bell Rock Lighthouse is about 12 miles to the south-east, and the Abbey famous in connection therewith now forms a picturesque ruin near the town. Cardinal Beaton was the last of its mitred Abbots. In conjunction with Montrose, Forfar, Brechin, and Bervie, Arbroath returns a member to Parliament. Flax-spinning, jute-spinning, and the manufacture of sail-cloth are the chief industries, and the port does a trade of some 40,000 tons per annum. It is commemorated in The Antiquary as "Fairport."