Issued: 11 October 2002
Autumn At Kirrie Gateway
At Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens, autumn is being celebrated with a number of events culminating in a Halloween competition in the ancient tradition of saying farewell to summer and welcoming the approaching season of darkness and chill winds.
The first event is a drop in day on Saturday (12 October) from 11am to 4pm when visitors can find out more about what sort of trees grow in the glens.
They can do a quiz to identify autumn leaves, make an autumn leaf badge or a collage of their favorite tree. No booking is necessary, visitors can just drop in for a while. It is free and suitable for kids of all ages, but wee kids must bring a big kid or adult with them.
On Saturday 19 October, Autumn Lights is a workshop using autumn leaves to create sun catchers, making the most of the of the beautiful colours of autumn, and the shortening of the days.
The workshop is from 2pm to 4pm, costs £1 and is suitable for ages 7 to 12. Booking is essential by ringing (01575) 575479 or dropping in to the museum.
The museum is also holding a Halloween beauty contest - who can make the prettiest - or the ugliest neep or pumpkin lantern for Halloween?
To take part hand in your lanterns to the museum from Saturday 26 October to 12noon on Wednesday 30 and a panel of judges will choose the prize winner for an award ceremony on Wednesday evening (so that lanterns can be used for Halloween guising on Thursday!)
Please get in touch with Fiona Guest Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum for further information on (01575) 575479 or drop in at the museum, The Square, Kirriemuir, DD8 4BB