Doors Open Days

Sat. 9 - Sun. 10 Sep 2017  

© Damian Shields




Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment. It offers free access to over a thousand venues across the country throughout September, every year.

The aim of Doors Open Days is to ensure that Scotland’s built heritage, new and old, is made accessible to people living and visiting the country on weekends in September.

This weekend you can visit numerous buildings in East Dunbartonshire (9th only), Midlothian (9th only), Highland - Black Isle, Ross and Cromarty (9th only), East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Aberdeen City, Perth and Kinross - Highland and Eastern Perthshire, North Lanarkshire, West Lothian and Central Fife (10th only).

It is coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust and is part of European Heritage Days along side Scottish Archaeology Month, coordinated by Archaeology Scotland (formerly known as the Council for Scottish Archaeology). Both are supported by Historic Environment Scotland.

Area coordinators create and manage local programmes and work for a variety of local authorities, civic trusts and heritage organisations.

More information about this event via email, the web and social media

Organised by

Scottish Civic Trust
42 Miller Street

Scotland’s buildings and places are important to us. We work with people, communities and groups to understand, care for and improve their local environment for the wellbeing of all.

The Scottish Civic Trust is the national body for the civic movement in Scotland. It engages proactively with local civic groups across Scotland and regularly comments and campaigns for the improvement of Scotland's individual buildings and areas of distinction. We act as the national co-ordinator for Doors Open Days across Scotland.