The glen’s four star Retreat!

The Glenesk Retreat has been awarded four stars by Visit Scotland. This is a recognition of the high quality of this community owned and run visitor centre.

“We are delighted by the award,” said manager Anna Robson. “We have an excellent visitor attraction here and Visit Scotland have seen that the hard work of all of the volunteers and staff has gone towards creating a very special place for people of all ages to enjoy.”

With its freshly cooked meals and acclaimed home baking, its gift shop with local crafts, its unique and fully accredited folk museum, its archive and conference facilities, its nature trail and children’s play area, The Glenesk Retreat has something for everyone.

“We close for the season at the end of October so there are still plenty of days to visit us,” adds Anna.

“We have many events too, including craft workshops on Wednesday, October 12, on Sunday, October 16 and Thursday, October 20.

“On Saturday, October 22 we have a special buffet dinner in memory of Greta Michie who created the Glenesk Folk Museum and on Sunday, October 23 at 3 pm we have a spooky Hallowe’en story telling session with John Nickson followed by a children’s Hallowe’en dinner at 5 pm .

Meanwhile, on Friday, September 30, many people, from far and near, enjoyed a Macmillan coffee morning at The Retreat.

Hosted by Retreat cook Beverly Penny and friends, the event raised £460 for the charity.