Glenesk Folk Museum is a small, independent museum in the heart of rural Angus. It was set up by the local school teacher, Greta Michie, in 1955 and many objects in the collection were gifted to the Museum at this time.
The exhibits date mainly from the 1800s and reflect the lives of the people of Glenesk. Displays tell stories of farming, shooting, and religious, school and domestic life.
The small collection of oil paintings depicts the social history of the area, showing local people and places. Local resident Jess Cattenach was painted by several artists and one oil painting is in the collection. She was around six feet tall and smoked a pipe. Her 'muckle' spinning wheel is displayed as well as her portrait. One painting, 'Haughend, Glenesk', is by well-known local artist David Waterson of Brechin. It shows a small cottage which still exists today.
The Retreat, Glenesk, Angus DD9 7YT Scotland
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