Music and art kickstart summer

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This year, the ‘Summer in Angus’ programme of events and activities will ensure there’s no shortage of things to do or places to go across the county.

May kicked off at the weekend with Kirriemuir’s annual celebration of one of the town’s most famous sons – Bon Scott, lead singer with rock band ACDC, which consistently attracts ACDC fans from all over the world.

Arts and crafts also feature in May’s Summer In Angus programme. The Angus Craft Association is holding a fair in the Reid Hall, Forfar, on Saturday and Sunday, while Angus Open Studios, which is from May 14-18, will provide opportunities to visit local artists’ studios and watch them at work.

Museums, visitor attractions and heritage centres in Angus will have a busy time over the month. On May 15-17, Montrose Air Station Open Weekend will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War with a special open weekend. Kirriemuir’s Gateway to the Glens Museum celebrates its 14th birthday from May 16-23 and Glenesk Retreat has an ‘unforgettable’ evening of entertainment on May 15 – ‘Hearth and Home’.

Maria MacDonell, volunteer curator, said: “As well as music, songs and stories, the children of Tarfside and Lethnot primary schools are presenting ‘When Fairies Glide’, an enchanting short play written in 1957 by Helen Cruickshank, a significant figure in Scottish 20th century literature and a frequent visitor to Glenesk.

“The children are bringing this play to life after a very long time and it’s a chance to see it for the first and perhaps also the last time for many decades.”

The full programme of ‘Summer In Angus’ events for May, can be found on the ‘What’s On’ page at or like ‘Visit Angus’ on Facebook.