Properties on the doorstep

WORK is underway at the National Trust for Scotland’s properties across the Angus area, as staff and volunteers prepare to welcome visitors once again.

The House of Dun near Montrose, Angus Folk Museum in Glamis and J. M. Barrie’s Birthplace in Kirriemuir all re-open to the public in April.

The first to cast off its dust covers is the House of Dun.

The stunning Adams’ designed Georgian country house is all ready to open.

Property manager John McKenna said: “As ever, we have a packed programme of events on offer at the House of Dun.

“It all kicks off over the Easter weekend with our Cadbury Easter Egg Trail.

“And also on Good Friday we have a concert featuring Vienna Horn players direct from Austria.

“We are delighted to welcome back The Vienna Horns to Dun. Their last performance was simply stunning and we are eagerly awaiting their return - if you are a music lover, then this event is a must!”

The two-hour concert starts at 7.30 pm, when a selection of traditional Austrian nibbles will be served, with a complementary glass of wine.

For further information call 01674 810264 or book online at

The Easter Egg Trails run from Good Friday, April 6 to Easter Monday, April 9 from 12 noon to 4 pm.

Angus Folk Museum is also getting ready for a busy visitor season.

Over the winter months, the museum which gives visitors the chance to learn about Scotland’s rural history and the lives of Scottish people as they make a living from the land has been transformed with new information for visitors and atmospheric soundscapes. The museum has extended its opening hours this year and is open from 11.30 am until 4.30 pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday until June 30 and from 10.30 am until 4.30 pm every day except Tuesday and Wednesday throughout July and August.

And at J. M. Barrie’s Birthplace in Kirriemuir, which re-opens on March 31, the team are getting ready to tell the story of one of Scotland’s most popular authors once again.

John continued: “We’re hoping for another busy season at both the Angus Folk Museum and Barrie’s Birthplace.

“Although small, these places are packed with the history and heritage of Angus.

“I hope that people who haven’t visited in a while pop in to see what’s going on this summer – the team will be delighted to have them and share their expert knowledge of these important places.”

Admission to all properties is free for National Trust for Scotland members. Charges apply for non-members.

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