USAN, a village, in the parish of Craig, county of Forfar, 2 miles (S. S. E.) from Montrose; containing 167 inhabitants. This is a small fishing-village, on the eastern coast, north of Lunan bay, and often styled in old records Ulysses haven. The steamers from Aberdeen to Leith touch here in the summer months. A mansion belonging to the Keith family, to which are attached several hundred acres of land, was built in 1820. A quadrangular tower between twenty and thirty feet high serves as a landmark to the fishingboats.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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