Led by the Scottish Civic Trust, Scotland’s ‘Doors Open’ programme means that September’s weekends will see hundreds of architectural gems, sites and other hidden treasures open their doors, throughout the month.
… [open 18-19/09] Aberdeenshire, Caithness, Falkirk, Moray (Saturday), North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Perth & Kinross, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Fife…
Scotland is full of surprises – whether you’re visiting for the first time, or holiday here every chance you get, you’re never far away from an exciting new discovery. In Scotland’s Year of Coasts & Waters 2021, Doors Open Days returns to give visitors the key to some the country’s best-kept locations, attractions and sites, offering access to places that are often closed to the public.
Organised by the Scottish Civic Trust, September’s weekends will see hundreds of architectural gems, fascinating museums, historic sites and other hidden treasures open their doors to the public on Saturdays and Sundays throughout throughout the month, with different regions revealing some of their finest buildings each weekend. You’ll also find expert tours, guided walks, exhibitions and other activities on offer, all completely free. Please note, booking in advance is recommended for many of the guided tours, and opening dates and times should be checked before you go.
Here are a few highlights to look forward to:
WEEKEND ONE: 4 – 5 SEPTEMBER
Areas: Dumfries & Galloway, East Fife, East Renfrewshire, Inverness and surrounding area, Renfrewshire and Scottish Borders….
WEEKEND TWO: 11 – 12 SEPTEMBER
Areas: Ayrshire, Aberdeen City, Angus, Black Isle, Ross and Cromarty, Central Fife, Midlothian (Saturday), Inverclyde, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian….
GLASGOW DOORS OPEN DAYS FESTIVAL, 13 – 19 SEPTEMBER…
WEEKEND THREE: 18 – 19 SEPTEMBER
Areas: Aberdeenshire, Caithness, Falkirk, Moray (Saturday), North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Perth & Kinross, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Fife….
WEEKEND FOUR: 25 – 26 SEPTEMBER
Areas: Argyll & Bute, Badenoch & Strathspey, Clackmannanshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Shetland….
Of course, there are many more amazing places opening their doors across Scotland, with events taking place during the whole month of September. ….