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Issued: 28 June 2004

Ramsay & Cromachs

To mark the early summer and the great outdoors, Kirriemuir's Gateway to the Glens Museum has two displays that celebrate getting out into the lovely Angus Glens.

The first display is of beautiful hand-made walking sticks or 'cromachs' as they are sometimes known, made by local maker Graham McCrum. The display also features stick maker Dod Orcheston from whom Graham learnt the skills of this ancient craft.

Museum visitors also have the chance to design their own walking sticks and their unique designs will be displayed alongside the cromach display.

Upstairs at the museum there are two marvellous works by the Edwardian glens painter Alan Ramsay, on display. His North Esk, Brig o' Mooran, autumn and Burning the Heather wonderfully evoke the moorland & burns of the Angus glens.

The 'Cromachs' display is on until Saturday 31 July. The Ramsay paintings will be on display throughout summer and autumn.

For more information contact Fiona Guest, Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum, The Square, Kirriemuir, 01575 575479, kirriegateway@angus.gov.uk