Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st July 2017

Date of publication

1st September 2017

News from the Chairman December 2013

The Museum of Abernethy is now closed for the winter season but I am delighted to report that we have seen an increase in both visitor numbers and donations over the summer months. This is due in no small part to the enormous contribution given by our dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. We are also very grateful to everyone who takes the time to visit the Museum.

We experienced a particularly busy day during the Doors Open Day event in September when we offered free art activities to children. It was a brilliant afternoon and certainly the busiest I've ever seen.

The October Art Exhibition, our second one, was certainly very popular too. I think probably the most talked about piece was the superb portrait of Brian from the Cree's Inn painted by Julie Valentine. We had contributions from 31 separate artists and were delighted with the work on display. It was also lovely to welcome so many visitors to the Museum despite the rain!

As I write we are just about to welcome Red Wine Theatre Productions to the Museum once again, this year to perform a comedy entitled 'Just The Ticket'.

Many of our volunteers have expressed an interest in attending a Christmas get together so we are in the process of organising this. We are always ready to welcome new volunteers. There is always so much work to do both in the Museum and to keep the duty rota filled over the summer months. If you think you would be interested in becoming a volunteer please get in touch.

Over the winter months things do not stop. The salmon cobble 'Emma', is going away to be repaired and we will be starting to think about our contributions to the Tayside Landscape Project. We will also be planning more social and fundraising events so look out for notices around the village.

Rachel Cheer

Chair of the Museum of Abernethy rachelcheer@hotmail.co.uk 850578