Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thursday 28th May, 2020

Country Parks in Angus - s
ome car parks to open but guidance must be followed.

Following the First Minister’s announcement (Thursday 28 May, 2020) there are changes to the way the public can access some of the Country Parks across Angus.

Car parks at Monikie Country Park, Crombie Country Park and Forfar Loch Country Park will re-open from Friday 29 May at 9.00am. Car parking charges will be temporarily suspended at these venues.

Please be aware and follow Scottish Government guidance as well as the below if choosing to visit our country parks:

  • Drivers are asked to be aware of others and park cars in a way to facilitate physical distancing
  • All toilets, playgrounds and hides will remain closed
  • There will be no water sport or conservation activities delivered
  • Outdoor swimming is not permitted
  • No private launches of sailing vessels are permitted
  • The public are asked to kindly continue to take their litter and dog waste home

It’s important to highlight that the ANGUSalive Ranger Service will not be operating across its Country Parks and there will be no first aid service or rescue cover available.  If members of the public require assistance they should call for emergency services.

The Glen Doll Ranger Base and Montrose Basin car parks will remain closed as will the visitor centres and toilets. If you live locally and are accessing these venues on foot please remember to kindly take litter and dog waste home.

ANGUSalive is working closely with Cairngorms National Park Authority,  Forestry Land Scotland and the Scottish Wildlife Trust on when the car parks at these sites will re-open in line with government guidance. 

All of our other venues and facilities will remain closed until further notice and will be reviewed in line with the Scottish Government’s ‘routemap through and out of the crisis’.


Closure of ANGUSalive facilities -  Wednesday 18th March, 2020 (11am)

As informed by government this week, the general public should stay at home as much as possible and avoid unnecessary social contact to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

After reviewing the new guidance in association with our partner agencies, we have made the decision to close our venues across our theatres, town halls, museums, galleries, archives, countryside adventure, libraries, sports centres from close of business today (Wednesday 18 March, 2020).

All activities, events and programmes associated with our venues will be temporarily suspended until further notice.

Our country parks at Monikie, Crombie and Forfar Loch will remain open to the public as these are outdoor spaces.

bACTIVE members don’t need to freeze or cancel their membership during this time, we will automatically be freezing all payments for all membership types whilst our facilities are closed. We will be updating our members with other ways they can stay active.

We’ll be providing further information in the coming days for customers who have tickets for events or activities booked so please bear with us at this time.

Your understanding and support is important to us and we are working with our partners to explore ways our workforce can provide help to the local community in this challenging time.

We’ll continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the national guidance and will provide regular updates via our website and social media channels.

We are looking forward to seeing you back and enjoying our venues, events and activities once we are through this. In the meantime, take care.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) related Membership FAQ’s:

Following the recent announcement regarding the closure of all ANGUSalive facilities, we wanted to answer some of the questions our members are likely to have in relation to their membership and our sport and leisure facilities which can be found by clicking on this link.