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Doors Open Day throughout Ayrshire is co-ordinated by volunteers from Kyle and Carrick Civic Society, who were pioneers with Glasgow in 1990, so this is our 30th!  There will be 70 buildings and 9 studios taking part, including Field Studies Council, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, North Ayrshire; the private Telephone Museum at Darvel and The Club founded 1884 in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire; and the Police Cells below Ayr Town Hall and Ayr Sheriff and JP Court where a mini mock trial is planned, South Ayrshire.

There will also be a cluster of 14 venues in Scotland’s Craft Town, West Kilbride, which should prove popular as all the family could enjoy the whole day there on Saturday 7th September.

Funding has kindly been provided by North Ayrshire Council, East Ayrshire Council, South Ayrshire Council and Energy Agency.

The printed brochure will be available from libraries throughout the county.

Our Doors Open Days weekend is 7th and 8th September.



Ayr Gaiety Theatre

Date 1: 08/09/2019
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 2 (7-8 September)

8 September 2019

The Gaiety Theatre, designed by local architect J McHardy Young, was built in 1902. This category B listed building closed in 2009, and after a huge campaign by the local community, reopened in December 2012 with Cinderella. The theatre is now run as a charity by the Ayr Gaiety Partnership with the support of over 100 volunteers. In 2016 the Gaiety underwent a £2.4 million refurbishment which highlights the Art Deco and Edwardian heritage, with the Rococo style Cherubs being of particular historic interest. Pre-booked tours available from the Box Office tel 01292 288 235, or visit for more information. Accessible tours 12 noon until 1pm.


Ayr: Cambusdoon Sports Club

Date 1: 07/09/2019
Date 2: 08/09/2019
Tags: Weekend 2 (7-8 September)


7-8 September 2019

Cambusdoon Sports Club is situated in historic Alloway, just over the road from the Auld Kirk, and has a heritage of 160 years as Alloway Cricket Club was formed in 1859. These days we offer Cricket, Lawn Bowls and Football to our playing members and have a large social membership. For Doors Open Day, we should like to welcome new friends to the Club, providing tours of our Clubhouse (home since 1997) and, weather permitting, the opportunity to participate in some fun activities organised by Alloway Bowling Club, Ayr Cricket Club and Cambusdoon FC. Please wear suitable footwear (trainers) if you wish to participate in the sporting activities.

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  • Michael Hitchon
  • Kyle and Carrick Civic Society