Summer in Angus underway

Brechin's fire service were also at the
Brechin's fire service were also at the

The Angus region is gearing up for a busy summer ahead with the start of a packed programme of events for Summer in Angus.

Events in Brechin and at the Glenesk Retreat are set to appeal at a local level, with events further afield also looking to draw big crowds.

The Glenesk Retreat has an unforgettable evening of entertainment planned on May 15 with their ‘Hearth and Home’ event. Maira MacDonell, volunteer curator at the museum, said: “As well as music, songs and stories, the children of Tarfside and Lethnot primary schools are presenting When Fairies Glide, an enchanting short play written in 1957 by Helen Cruickshank, a significant figure in Scottish 20th century literature and a frequent visitor to Glenesk.

“The children are bringing this play to life after a very long time and it’s a chance to see it for the first and perhaps also the last time for many decades.”

Meanwhile, in Brechin plans are well in place for BRAVO Brechin’s Pageant in the City, which will take place on May 30 at the Public Park. The event will even include a procession through the town with a ‘Green Fingers and Muddy Boots’ theme.

There is a competition for the best-dressed float and organisers are encouraging groups and clubs to enter a decorated tractor/trailer, car/trailer or a wheelbarrow for the procession. No one will be allowed to travel on trailers but they can walk alongside dressed up in fancy dress.

Angus Craft Association is holding a fair in the Reid Hall, Forfar, on May 9/10, while Angus Open Studios, which runs from to May 14 to 18, provides opportunities to visit local artists’ studios and watch them at work.

On May 15 to 17, Montrose Air Station Open Weekend will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with a special open weekend. As well as free admission and lots of activities, there will be an exhibition about the Soviet pilots who undertook a top secret mission to Scotland in 1943.

Other May highlights in the Summer in Angus programme include a show at Webster Memorial Theatre on May 20 starring Strictly’s Pasha Kovalev, The Abbey Theatre’s production of Neville’s Island from May 22 to 30.

For the full programme of Summer In Angus events during May, visit the ‘What’s On’ page at or like ‘Visit Angus’ on Facebook.