Forfar (Baile Fharfair) is the county town of Angus, Scotland and the administrative centre for Angus Council. The town lies in Strathmore and is situated just off the main A90 road between Perth and Aberdeen, with the nearest city Dundee being 13 miles (21 km) away. It is approximately 5 miles (8 km) from Glamis Castle, seat of the Bowes-Lyon family and ancestral home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
Forfar dates back to the temporary Roman occupation of the area, and was subsequently held by the Picts and the Kingdom of Scotland. During the Scottish Wars of Independence, Forfar was occupied by English forces before being recaptured by the Scots and presented to Robert the Bruce. Forfar has been both a traditional market town and a major manufacturing centre for linen and jute. Today the main activities are agriculture and tourism around scenic Strathmore. The local glens are visited by hill-walkers, and there are ski-slopes in the mountains. The town is home to a number of local sporting teams, including the League Two football club, Forfar Athletic. The Forfar bridie, a Scottish meat pastry snack, is traditionally identified with the town.
Forfar has a population of over 14,048 people.