Coupar Angus

Coupar Angus

Coordinates: 56°32′47″N 3°16′01″W / 56.546425°N 3.266958°W / 56.546425; -3.266958

Coupar Angus
Scottish Gaelic: Cùbar Aonghais
Coupar Angus is located in Perth and Kinross
Coupar Angus

 Coupar Angus shown within Perth and Kinross
Population 1,755 [1] (2001 census)
OS grid reference NO222401
    - Edinburgh 41 mi (66 km)  
Council area Perth and Kinross
Lieutenancy area Perth and Kinross
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PH13
Dialling code 01828
Police Tayside
Fire Tayside
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Perth and North Perthshire
Scottish Parliament Perth
Mid Scotland and Fife
List of places: UK • Scotland •

Coupar Angus (Gaelic: Cùbar Aonghais) is a town in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, situated eight kilometres south of Blairgowrie.

The name Coupar Angus serves to differentiate the town from Cupar, Fife. The town was transferred from the county of Angus to Perthshire in 1891, but retained its traditional name.

It is located on the A94 Perth-Forfar road, although the town centre itself is now bypassed.



Clock tower in Coupar Angus.
Photo:James Allen

Coupar Angus Abbey

In the Middle Ages it was the site of the major Cistercian abbey of Coupar Angus, one of Scotland's most important monasteries, founded by Malcolm IV (1153–65) in the 1160s. Of the abbey, only architectural fragments, preserved in the 19th century parish church (which is probably on the site of the monastic church), or built into houses and walls throughout the town, survive, along with part of one of its gatehouses.

In maps from the 18th century the town is called Coup Inn.


Scottish Fold


  • Coupar Angus is home to the junior football club Coupar Angus F.C. and also Coupar Angus Amateur Football Club.
  • Coupar Angus is the birthplace of Jock Sutherland, coach for the Pittsburg Steelers 19461947.
  • Coupar Angus is the birthplace of Alan Gilzean, who is a former professional footballer from the 1960s and 1970s and played for Scottish club Dundee, national side Scotland and English club Tottenham Hotspur.



  • John Robertson, born in 1830 at Struan, was a railway porter residing in Causewayend. He was an amateur astronomer and contributed to several national journals on the subject.


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