Donations helps bring back colour to Glenesk Folk Museum’s historic “green shed”

Feeling green: The green in the green shed has been returned thanks to a donation from Museums and Galleries Scotland
Feeling green: The green in the green shed has been returned thanks to a donation from Museums and Galleries Scotland

The Glenesk Folk Museum’s green shed is at last green again thanks to funding from Museums and Galleries Scotland.

The welcome funds meant the Glenesk Trust was at last able to work towards re-opening its impressive agricultural display of working life, in a historic stable building, known as the ‘green shed’, but unfortunately colourless for many years.

“We are so pleased to be able to start another phase of the development of our wonderful museum” said Agnes Lowden, who with her husband Gilbert, has been volunteering at the museum for over twenty years.

“This is a significant part of our collection and people have been asking about it for years. They’re interested to see our wide range of agricultural artefacts of all sizes.

“We have a very good collection - it is such a big part of life in the glen. We are looking forward to people coming up to see how we are getting on and when it is finished it will be a fascinating addition to the museum.”

The Glenesk Folk Museum has a rich display of glen life over the centuries. With its reconstruction rooms and replica dressing up and toys, there is something for everyone. Entrance to the museum is free during Angus Heritage week from September 7 to 14. Work on the agricultural display will be continuing all week.

The museum is housed at the Retreat, nine miles up Glenesk off the B966. Open from 12pm to 6pm daily until the end of October it has archive and conference facilities and a children’s play area.

The restaurant serves freshly cooked meals, including special curry nights on Fridays and Saturdays in September. For all enquiries and bookings phone the Retreat on 01356 648 070.