Get into buildings - Argyll and Bute’s doors will be open to the public in September

Published Date: 

4 Sep 2017 - 14:46

Doors Open Day is coming to Argyll and Bute this month.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to visit and explore unusual or unexpected hidden gem buildings and properties which are normally closed to the public or have restricted access.

Doors Open Day is a successful annual event organised by the Scottish Civic Trust and takes place across Argyll and Bute during the weekend of Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24 September 2017. 

Councillor Aileen Morton, Leader of Argyll and Bute Council said:

“Doors Open Day is an extremely successful annual event and a really enjoyable day out and we are delighted to be a part of it.

“It has something to offer everyone. It is a great opportunity for people to get into unusual and interesting buildings for free and we look forward to welcoming people from all over Scotland to Argyll and Bute.”

It is Scotland’s largest festival celebrating heritage and the built environment and offers free access to over a thousand venues across the country. 

Buildings and venues confirmed to be taking part are:

Duunoon Burgh Hall

Cardross Parish Church

Helensburgh Parish Church

The Hill House

Clarendon House, Lomond School

St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross

Rhu and Shandon Church

Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club, Rhu

St Mahews RC Church, Cardross

St Michaels and All Angels Church, Helensburgh

Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre

Mackintosh Club, Helensburgh

Rothesay Pavilion

Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Post, Stravanan Bay, Bute

Gleaner Oil Site, Ardrishaig

Dunans Castle and Dunans Castle Bridge Glendaruel

Strathleven House, Dumbarton

Further details, opening hours and booking requirements (advance booking may be required for some venues) are available on the Doors Open Day website www.doorsopendays.org.uk

Doors Open Day takes place throughout Scotland and is part of European Heritage Days.