Arbroath (/ɑːrˈbroʊθ/) or Aberbrothock (Scottish Gaelic: Obar Bhrothaig [ˈopəɾ ˈvɾo.ɪkʲ]) is a former royal burgh and the largest town in the council area of Angus in Scotland, and has a population of 23,902. It lies on the North Sea coast, around 16 miles (25.7 km) ENE of Dundee and 45 miles (72.4 km) SSW of Aberdeen.
While there is evidence for settlement of the Place now occupied by the town that dates urge on to the Iron Age, Arbroath’s archives as a town begins in the High Middle Ages similar to the founding of Arbroath Abbey in 1178. Arbroath grew considerably during the Industrial Revolution owing to the press forward of firstly the flax and secondly the jute industries and the engineering sector. A extra harbour was built in 1839 and by the 20th century, Arbroath had become one of the larger fishing ports in Scotland.
The town is notable as the house of the Declaration of Arbroath, as without difficulty as the Arbroath smokie. The town’s football team, Arbroath Football Club, hold the world autograph album for the highest number of goals scored in a professional football match. They won 36–0 against Aberdeen Bon Accord in the Scottish Cup in 1885.