Crafts at the Retreat

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THE Glenesk Retreat is host to play host to The Angus Crafts Association this weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to to 6 pm an inspiring array of crafts from jewellery to knitwear, felt making to candles, will be displayed and on sale, together with a wide variety of demonstrations.

“We are delighted that so many crafts people will be set up here over the weekend,” said Anne Taylor, chair of the Glenesk Trust.

“Ever since it was first opened over 50 years ago, the Retreat has been home to local crafts of many kinds, reflecting activities which were once commonplace in glen homes.”

Crafts will be displayed throughout the Retreat, both indoors and out of doors so there will be plenty to discover.

Community run and owne, ,The Retreat is home to the much loved Glenesk Folk Museum, fully accredited by Museums Galleries Scotland and unique in its collections of artefacts collected over many hundreds of years of glen history.

The archive room and genealogical facilities allow for deeper delving into the glen’s past.

A visit to Glenesk over the weekend will also be an excellent opportunity to take a photograph for the glen photography exhibition which is open to all ages.

With generous prizes for winning pictures the theme is water, an exciting subject with the volume of water currently in the glen river and burns.

The closing date is Sunday, August 14 and all photographs do need to have been taken in the glen during 2010 and 2011

“Whatever the weather” said Anne Taylor, “we are looking forward to welcoming many people of all ages to our crafts weekend.”