‘From Gannochy to Invermark’ - a talk at Glenesk Folk Museum

A TALK entitled ‘From Gannochy to Invermark’ may be of interest to readers who enjoy the tranquillity and charm of Glenesk.

It will take place at Glenesk Folk Museum at The Retreat, at 3pm on Saturday, October 20, when Agnes and Gilbert Lowden will present it.

The two 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.

“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,” said Agnes Lowden. “There have been people living and working in Glenesk for millennia and traces of their lives can be seen all over.”

As any one who has walked in the glen will see, there are ruined cottages throughout the beautiful landscape. The village of Dalforth 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. “In some places you can still see the old run rig field systems which must have been so hard to work.”

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.