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Museum prepares to celebrate heritage week

Colin Easton and Depute Provost Alex King are pictured at the launch of this years Angus Heritage Week guide.

Colin Easton and Depute Provost Alex King are pictured at the launch of this years Angus Heritage Week guide.

The third Angus Heritage Week will take place across the county from September 5 to 12 and will once again celebrate Angus’s unique people, places, natural environment, culture and traditions.

The week of heritage-related activities features the annual Doors Open Days weekend on September 6 and 7.

This year there are several new additions to the Doors Open Days programme, including Denfind near Monikie, where a disused Victorian quarry has been transformed into one of Scotland’s top stone producers. Many old favourites, such as the Airlie Monument, will also be welcoming the public through their doors.

Amongst the events featured in the Angus Heritage Week programme are details of a variety of events and projects which are taking place across Angus to commemorate the First World War Centenary, including an exhibition at the The Gateway to the Glens Museum from September 9 commemorating the centenary of World War I and the local people who fought in it.

Colin Easton, curator of the museum, revealed it will also host a talk about the development of Kirriemuir from the late 1700s to the late 1800s.

He said: “This was a fascinating period in Kirriemuir’s history and the talk will be backed up by a guided walk around the town two days later.”

Another highlight is the Kirriemuir Festival of Music and Song on September 5 to 7.

 

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