BOTH locals and visitors to Angus will soon have the chance to have a look around some of the local buildings that are not usually open to the public.
‘Doors Open Day’ allows members of the public the free-of-charge opportunity to take a look at some of the cultural and historical buildings in the county.
Events are held throughout Scotland on varying weekends throughout September as part of European Heritage Days - the simultaneous opening of thousands of buildings across Europe.
Buildings open for the first time will be the Airlie Monument and Cortachy Castle; Seaview Primary School, Monifieth; and the restored schoolhouse at Logie, Montrose.
This year sees the opening of 15 buildings, including previous favourites Hospitalfield House, Kinnaird Castle and the Arbroath Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Post.
This year, the Doors Open Day event is covering a number of dates to allow for building organisers to be able to participate, so visitors are asked to check the opening dates and times of individual buildings, and whether access is only by a booked tour.
Venues and dates of opening are: Hospitalfield House, Arbroath on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday 11; Angus Archives, Restenneth Priory, Forfar on Friday, September 16; Guide Dogs, Forfar on Saturday, September 17; Sheriff Court, Forfar on Saturday, September 17; Milton Studio, Glamis on Saturday, September 17; Seaview Primary School, Monifieth on Saturday, September 17; Abbey Theatre, Arbroath on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday 18; Royal Observer Corps Museum, Arbroath on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday 18; Airlie Monument, Cortachy on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday 18; Pictavia, Brechin on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday 18; Logie Schoolhouse, Logie, by Montrose on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday 18; Fire Station, Arbroath, Sunday, September 18; Lifeboat Station, Arbroath Sunday, September 18; Cortachy Castle, Cortachy on Sunday, September 18; Kinnaird Castle Farnell, by Brechin on Sunday, September 18.
For more information on Doors Open Day 2011 visit www.angus.gov.uk/doorsopen or contact Angus Council’s Natural & Built Environment by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 01307 473265.
Doors Open Day is organised in conjunction with Scottish Civic Trust as part of European Heritage Days. This also includes Scottish Archaeological Month (SAM) events that are also due to take place in the month of September. Details of the SAM events can be found by visiting the Council of Scottish Archaeology website at www.scottisharchaeology.org.uk
Details of the other Doors Open Day events throughout Scotland can be found at www.doorsopendays.org.uk