Doors Open Days 2017 Scotland: Scottish Buildings

Doors Open Days Scotland 2017, Favourite Scottish Building News, Projects, Images, Architects

Doors Open Days 2017 Scotland

Access to Scottish Architecture Developments – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Stirling

2 Sep 2017
Doors Open Days launched in Edinburgh
Photos from launch at the Botanic Cottage:

Doors Open Days 2017 launch at the Botanic Cottage

Doors Open Days 2017 launch at the Botanic Cottage Edinburgh

31 August 2017

Doors Open Days 2017 in Scotland

Doors Open Days ready to launch

On Friday 1st September at 11.00 am the national Doors Open Days 2017 programme will be launched at the Botanic Cottage, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

All over Scotland, over 1000 buildings will be open and free to enter, many of them not normally open to the public and some opening for the first time. Castles, churches, mosques, museums, fire stations, offices, theatres and even a distillery are just some of the buildings taken part this year. Visit a pet hospital in Dundee, a police office in Aberdeen, a camera obscura in Dumfries, a reconstructed Iron-Age roundhouse in Whithorn, a smiddy in Stirling or a television studio in Glasgow – there is something for everyone! There are talks, tours, heritage trails and plenty more events for all ages. All the programmes can be found at www.doorsopendays.org.uk

Cardross Seminary – renewal by NVA:
Doors Open Days 2017 Cardross Seminary NVA
photo © NVA

John Pelan, Director of the Scottish Civic Trust said: “Doors Open Days continues to be one of Scotland’s most popular and successful attractions. Every September tens of thousands of people are given the opportunity to get inside buildings and learn something new. It appeals to all ages. We are very grateful for the support of Historic Environment Scotland, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Festival of Architecture 2017. We are delighted to be launching the 2017 programme at the Botanic Cottage, winner of the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards earlier this year.”

Claire Drummond, head of Charitable Giving for the Aberdeen Charitable Foundation* Said: : “Every year the list of participating venues grows, making Doors Open Day a fantastic opportunity for people to take a closer look at buildings that they may well be familiar with, perhaps passing every day, but may never have seen inside.

“From mosques to masonic halls, prisons to lifeboat stations, Doors Open Day offers insights that cast a new light on the nation’s buildings and shared spaces, and interesting days out too.

“We’re proud to support the Scottish Civic Trust and wish Doors Open Day 2017 every success.”

Mull of Galloway:
Doors Open Days 2017 Mull of Galloway
photo © Ian Cowe

Simon Milne MBE, Regius Keeper, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh said: “Entering the Botanic Cottage is walking into the past, present and future in one step. This beautiful and remarkable building of the Enlightenment, a celebrated centre for pioneering botanical teaching, has been painstakingly reconstructed and now provides an inspirational space for education and the community. Its historic and welcoming interior and great facilities help people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with plants and to learn about and enjoy our natural environment. It is a real pleasure to welcome the Scottish Civic Trust to the Cottage for this celebration of our country’s heritage.”

Doors Open Days is coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust and is part of European Heritage Days alongside Scottish Archaeology Month, coordinated by Archaeology Scotland. Both are supported by Historic Environment Scotland. Doors Open Days 2017 is also supported by Aberdeen Standard Investments Ltd and Festival of Architecture 2017.

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

29 August 2017
Doors Open Days in Scotland – Favourite Buildings

COUNTDOWN TO DOORS OPEN DAYS 2017 WITH 50 FAVOURITE SCOTTISH DOORS

Website: Doors Open Days Scotland

To celebrate the launch of Doors Open Days 2017 and its own 50th anniversary, the Scottish Civic Trust has invited writers, artists, architects, academics and members of the public to nominate their favourite Scottish door.

Anatomical Museum building:
Anatomical Museum Doors Open Days 2017
photo © Cockburn Association

The 50 Favourite Scottish Doors nominated include:

 Door of Blackness Library, Dundee, nominated by author A.L. Kennedy
 Door at Iona Abbey, nominated by Professor Tom Devine
 Archway at St Nicholas Church, Aberdeen, nominated by chef Nick Nairn
 Door of Colbost Folk Museum, Isle of Skye, nominated by professional street trials rider, Danny MasAskill
 Glasgow Women’s Library and its open door approach, nominated by architect, Jude Barbour
 Door to the Burrell Collection, Glasgow, nominated by Scottish Civic Trust director, John Pelan

All the nominations can be found at www.doorsopendays.org.uk/news/50-favourite-scottish-doors

The list will be completed on 1st September when the national programme for Doors Open Days 2017 is launched at 11am on Friday 1st September at the Botanic Cottage, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

Doors Open Days is coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust and is part of European Heritage Days alongside Scottish Archaeology Month, coordinated by Archaeology Scotland. Both are supported by Historic Environment Scotland.

The Glass Studio, 5 Bank Street, Cromarty:
Doors Open Days 2017 studio building
photo © Carsten Flieger

Doors Open Days 2017 is also supported by Aberdeen Standard Investments Ltd and Festival of Architecture 2017.

For further information contact Nicola Godsal: tel 0141 221 1466 or email nicola.godsal@scottishcivictrust.org.uk

Photographs from the launch will be available at www.doorsopendays.org.uk from the afternoon of Friday 1st September

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