Local events planned for Heritage Week

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Angus Heritage Week, which will run from September 4 to 11, has a packed programme of special events, talks, tours and exhibitions.

Two local events during the week include Steam Sunday at the Caledonian Railway and handiwork workshop at The Glenesk Retreat.

On Sunday, September 6, steam trains will make their way to and from the Caledonian Railway in Brechin to the station at the Bridge of Dun.

Steam Sundays take place on the first Sunday of the month throughout the summer months so if you’ve been promising yourself a trip, make a note in your diary for September 6 as this will be the last Steam Sunday of 2015.

In celebration of the strong tradition of needlework in the Angus area, Glenesk Folk Museum is holding a handiwork workshop at The Retreat, Glenesk, on Sunday, September 6.

Needlework experts and novices – and everyone in between - are invited to bring along examples of their handiwork and share ideas, skills and tips with other knitters, sewers, crocheters and embroiderers. In addition, from 11am until 12.30pm and from 1.30pm until the event closes at 3pm, acclaimed spinner Kay Anderson will be spinning yarn and sharing her knowledge of this fascinating skill.

Provost of Angus, Councillor Helen Oswald said: “Angus Heritage Week is a tremendous opportunity to find out so much about the county we live in and the people who lived here before us. The more I discover about the heritage of Angus, the more I realise what a very special county we live in – and Angus Heritage Week is a highly effective way of spreading this message with local people and visitors alike.”

For the full programme of events happening during Angus Heritage Week 2015, visit www.angusheritage.com or pick up a copy of the Angus Heritage Week Event Programme at leisure centres, ACCESS offices, libraries, museums and tourist attractions across Angus, Dundee, Perthshire, Aberdeenshire and Fife.