Retreat raring to go for new season

The GLENESK Folk Museum and Retreat visitor centre is springing into life for the start of its new season next Saturday, March 31.

The Retreat volunteers and staff have been working hard over the dark months to create an inspiring season of events and hospitality.

Community-run and owned, the Glenesk Retreat houses the Glenesk Folk Museum with its collection of artefacts archives and library, which tell fascinating stories of glen life. Its nature trail and children’s play area offer stunning views across the glen and the gift shop sells locally-made crafts and other Scottish made-items. The restaurant also offers a delicious menu of home cooked food by new chef Andrew Bickerstaff.

From next Saturday the Retreat will open from 12 noon to 6pm Saturdays and Sundays and on public holidays including Good Friday, April 6, Easter Monday, April 9, and May Day, Monday, May 7. From May 14 The Retreat is open every day from 12 noon to 6pm for the full season until the end of October.

Bookings for meals and the use of the Retreat’s facilities can be made on 01356 648070. Online you can book, make enquiries or discover details of the spring events programme by logging on to