Dinner events at Glenesk Retreat

GLENESK Retreat will host two special dinners this month before closing for winter.

First up is the Greta Michie dinner on October 22 to remember and celebrate the founder of the Glenesk Folk Museum.

Hosted by Jim Brown MBE, an evening of food, drink, music and reminiscining will include a three-course buffet dinner and a talk from Mrs Maggie Copeland of Monifeith History Society. There will also be music from accordionist Gavin Piper and two local young fiddle players, Georgina and Robyn.

Anna Robson, Retreat manager, said: “Greta was an amazing lady with so much enthusiasm. Through organising this event I have heard some very interesting and amusing stories about her.

“I feel it is high time Greta was remembered for the efforts she put in to setting up the Retreat Folk Museum and everyone who assisted her, donated artefacts and those who have kept the Retreat alive and moving forward into the 21st century.”

Drinks are offered on arrival at 7.30pm and the meal is served at 8pm. Tickets cost £20 with booking required by Friday, October 14. To book call 01356 648 669.

The following day, October 23, the Retreat will host a children’s Halloween dinner conjured by the Glen’s resident witch at 5pm. Dinner follows an afternoon of storytelling with writer John Nickson. Tickets cost £6 per child.

Anna said: “Dress up and join the fun! John will be telling the story of Spooky Spiky at 3pm, followed by a scary treasure hunt and a chance to decorate cup cakes.

“The Retreat relies heavily on its volunteers and the local community to promote and create new ideas.

“As the Retreat is community owned it will always be a huge part of the glen. We will be delighted to give visitors a warm glen welcome throughout the last month of our season.”