Still time to enter your photographs

Water is the theme for the Glenesk photographic competition, open to all ages and closing on August 14.

Any person can submit three prints at a cost of £3.

The adult section, wining £50, £30 or £20 is for anyone aged 16 and over and the children’s section, for 15s and under, has prizes of £15, £10 and £5.

Pictures, which must have been taken in the glen in the year 2010 to 2011, must be no smaller than A5 (8x6) and no bigger than A4 (12x8). Further details are available from Anne Taylor on 01356 670208.

There are many opportunities for taking a prize winning photograph, not least the guided walk along Loch Lee on Saturday, August 6. Whatever the weather the walk, led by an Angus Council ranger, will offer a fascinating insight into Glenesk’s rich wildlife and landscape and the world of the deep loch.

Walkers are advised to meet at The Retreat visitor centre at 2pm. The event concludes with refreshments at The Retreat and a tour of its much loved folk museum.

Tickets cost £7 and places must to be booked in advance by calling 01356 648070.

On Saturday, August 13 the Retreat hosts a welcome return to musicians David Adam and friends. After last year’s brilliant evening of music and dance these fabulous musicians return with their tunes, traditional and new, to play at 1pm for a free session.

With its restaurant and tea room, its gift shop, museum and archive facilities, the Retreat offers plenty to do when it is raining.

In those magnificent moments of sunshine the nature trail and children’s play area can be enjoyed along with refreshments out on the terrace looking over stunning views of the glen.

Anna Robson, manager of The Retreat, said: “We are open every day from 12pm to 6pm and we look forward to welcoming people, whatever the weather.

“To book a table or to speak to us with any enquiries and comments please do phone 01356 648 070 and we will be glad to help.”