Museum gears up for new season


WITH spring allegedly on the way, the Glenesk Folk Museum is sprucing up for the new season with a fresh display relating to the glen’s agricultural life.

The old stables, known as The Green Shed, has been turned in to an exhibit displaying a remarkable array of agricultural implements which has been in storage for many years.

Built originally by a sea captain as a Retreat from the rigours of a sailor’s life, the museum is now the focal point of glen life featuring the museum, archive, art gallery, conference facilities and a community room.

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

Volunteers will welcome the public on Saturday, March 16 to show how this new and fascinating part of the museum is developing.

Maria MacDonell, one of the volunteers, said: “Now that we are able to expand in this way we are interested in welcoming more museum volunteers, to help with a wide range of tasks.”

Enquiries about volunteering opportunities at the museum can be made to Mrs MacDonell on 01356 670304 and from March 16 The Retreat, along with its outdoor play area and nature trial, will be open from 10am to 5pm every weekend and on bank holidays until May, from when it will be open daily.