Glenesk museum to host illustrated talk

Pictured: There are ruined cottages throughout the beautiful landscape. The village of Dalforth (above) is a fine example of how people lived. "The ruined houses of the ordinary folk show the bleak, hard times they lived through," added Agnes.

Pictured: There are ruined cottages throughout the beautiful landscape. The village of Dalforth (above) is a fine example of how people lived. "The ruined houses of the ordinary folk show the bleak, hard times they lived through," added Agnes.

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Agnes and Gilbert Lowden will be giving an illustrated talk at the Glenesk Folk Museum on Saturday, October 20.

The talk, entitled ‘From Gannochy to Invermark’, will be presented by two people who have spent decades studying the history of Glenesk.

There is no charge and donations will be welcome towards the reopening of the museum’s Green Shed as a fascinating agricultural display.

Agnes said: “The Glen has a long history, from the bronze age hut circles, whose foundations can be seen on the Rowan Hill and the standing stones at Colmeallie, through to the new roads seen all over the hills.”

“We have always been fascinated by the glen’s history. There have been people living and working in Glenesk for millennia and traces of their lives can be seen all over.”

With photographs taken by Gilbert Lowden, the talk will take people on an engrossing tour of the glen’s stories, introducing some of the community’s best remembered characters such as Jess Cattenach and Alexander Ross.

The talk is scheduled start at 3 pm. The Glenesk Folk Museum is housed at The Retreat, nine miles up Glenesk off the B966, just north of Edzell.

Agnes added: “We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Retreat on October 20. We hope will give visitors a feeling of why Glenesk is so much loved.”