Montrose, town (1991 pop. 12,127), Angus, NE Scotland, on the North Sea at the mouth of the South Esk River. Open to water on three sides, it is a spacious resort town, with flax and jute mills, boat yards, fruit canneries, and a fishing industry. Montrose was the scene of John de Baliol's surrender of the Scottish throne to Edward I of England in 1296.

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