History group starts at museum

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History lovers are invited to join the Glenesk Folk Museum’s informal history group that will meet once a month.

The museum, which opens seven days a week, has recently been expanded and is now open for longer hours with free entrance.

The new agricultural display in the old stable building known as the Green Shed, is bringing memories flooding back of life on the land the old way.

The purpose-built museum is dedicated to the heritage, history and culture of Glenesk and focuses on the life of the rural community.

It was originally built by a sea captain as a retreat from the rigours of a sailor’s life and is now the focal point in the glen community.

“We are always keen to hear people’s stories and reminiscences of every aspect of life so we are delighted that Gilbert and Agnes Lowden will be holding regular informal history gatherings where stories and knowledge can be shared,” explained Maria MacDonell of the museum working group.

These informal history groups start at the Retreat on June 1, at 3 p.m. and follow with one date a month.

“Numbers will be limited so please contact Agnes on 01356 670 242,” continued Maria.

“The gathering is free but donations are very welcome towards our ongoing conservation and display work at this very special museum.”

Summer and winter may come and go but the museum and Retreat visitor centre is now open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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