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
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.