A TOURIST board has a programme of events – which includes some extra magic – for families to enjoy, with additional augmented reality features added to their app.

By downloading the Visit Angus app, visitors to the fairy trail at Brechin Castle Garden Centre will be able to unlock exclusive secret fairy content alongside 30 new interactive experiences. These include mini-games and 360-degree images that can be enjoyed across other Angus locations.

The new Arbroath Smokie Trail audio guide, which includes five stops between Arbroath Signal Tower Museum and Auchmithie has also been added, giving an insight into one of Scotland’s most famous exports, the smokie.

The digital pocket tour guide of Angus was launched earlier this year by the local council and the tourism sector to encourage visitors and locals to explore the area. Since launching, the app has proved popular with more than 1000 downloads from users planning to visit Angus from places as far away as the USA and Australia.

Convener of communities and finance, Councillor Mark Salmond, said: “Angus Council has worked closely with tourism businesses across the area to create something that helps to showcase the many incredible sights and attractions while also supporting the local economy.

“The app has shone a spotlight on just how much there is to do, encouraging visitors to stay longer as they get the full experience. By continuing to add to and update the app we hope to grow the number of users, supporting tourism across the region from visitors both close to home and further afield.”

Local resident, Craig Fleming, added: “We live in Montrose and so we decided to download the app to help inspire us to explore the area, visiting places that are on our doorstep but we haven’t made the most of. We’re already big fans of the fairy trail and so our children were really excited to try it out using the app, experiencing in the extra magic while finding fairy doors and spotting toadstools. We can’t wait to go back.”