Visitor centre opens at Edzell

Inglis Hall

Inglis Hall

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Edzell’s Inglis Memorial Hall Library opens for the tourist season tomorrow (Thursday).

Announcing the opening and the hours for the new tourist season curator at the visitor centre, Rachel Benvie said that the Inglis Memorial Hall Library had recently been restored to its former Victorian splendour.

She added that the work on the library had been partly funded by Angus Council and the Rural Tayside Programme.

“This superb facility has now been brought into the 21st century as a visitor centre for the people of both Edzell and Angus,” said Rachel.

“It is a beautiful and peaceful space in which to explore the history of the Inglis family, the library and the area,” she added.

She explained that the library held 6,000 volumes gifted to the village by Lieutenant-Colonel RW Inglis at the end of the 19th century.

“It is considered to be the best preserved example of a Victorian public library in the UK,”

She said the building also housed the original Cotgreave Indicator Issue System which contained loan records, printed catalogues and lists of regulations.

The visitor centre will be open to the public Tuesdays to Saturdays inclusive from 2 to 4 p.m. and at other times by appointment by calling 01356 625536.