Country living highlighted in museum talks

Glenesk Folk Museum

Glenesk Folk Museum

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Busy times are ahead for the Glenesk Folk Museum, with a variety of activities and events planned over the summer months.

This Saturday sees the return of the popular curry nights in the restaurant whilst a number of free talks have been arranged.

On Wednesday, July 17, at 3 p.m. Angus Whitson - ‘The man with two dogs’ - will entertain with a thoughtful insight into the joys of country living.

Angus, joined by his famous canine companions Inka and Macbeth, will provide a description on some of Angus’ favourite lifetime memories of being outdoors.

“I don’t usually take the dogs with me when I give talks,” explained Angus, “But the Retreat is special and I really wanted them to come and meet the audience.

“One of my passions is recalling the language of yesteryear- words and expressions that have either completely gone out of use or are rarely heard now.”

Entry is free with donations being welcome towards The Retreat.

The following Wednesday, July 24, at 3 p.m. sees the theme of country living continued when Gilbert and Agnes Lowden’s History Gathering share their knowledge of glen history.

Archive photos will be used to illustrate the afternoon’s fascinating topic of Glenesk occupations, an aspect of glen life which has in some ways changed rapidly in the last few decades.

Booking in advance is encouraged by phoning Agnes on 01356 670242.

Other history gatherings, with different themes, will take place on Wednesday, August 21, and Saturdays September 21, and October 19.

There will also be a special slide show event on Saturday, September 14, as part of Angus Heritage week.