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We have a wealth of information about hidden architectural gems of all kinds in locations throughout Scotland. This extensive catalogue of venues lists places that have participated in Doors Open Days through the years.

 

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Aberdeen City

Arts Centre & Theatre Aberdeen (former North Church)

Arts Centre & Theatre Aberdeen (ACT Aberdeen) are recognised nationally as an inclusive community hub which hosts arts activities across a wide demographic. With our ethos of everyone is entitled to an enriching cultural life, regardless of age or social circumstance, we are a truly intergenerational organisation, with performing arts tuition at the heart of what we do.More than 80,000 individuals pass through the ACT doors each year, with over 40 professional, amateur and youth companies who rely on us as the only mid-scale theatre venue in the North East of Scotland. Our backbone is our 80 strong volunteer base, supporting our dedicated core staff, who continue to provide excellent service coupled with affordable performance, conference and rehearsal space for City and Shire organisations.

Argyll & Bute

Dunoon Burgh Hall

Dunoon Burgh Hall has been at the heart of the community since it was funded and built in 1874 by the town’s people. The most important civic building in Dunoon, and Argyll’s only theatre when it was built, it acted as the Town Hall and provided spaces for meetings, weddings, dances and games. Falling into disrepair, it closed for 25 years until 2009 when it was rescued, reopened and work began to plan its ultimate restoration into a much-needed arts-led venue and destination by the Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust. Following major refurbishment of this grade B listed building, Dunoon Burgh Hall re-opened in June 2017 as a community arts hub. The building plays a pivotal role in the town of Dunoon and its position within Argyll. The Trust works across the whole community in inter generational projects; family focused activities; creative youth work; early years; amateur dramatics and creative groups. Our exhibition programme has included ARTIST ROOMS: Andy Warhol; Barbara Rae CBE RA RSA and Martin Parr. Dunoon Film Festival, established in 2013 is an annual fixture. The Project is supported in every way by an incredible array of volunteers who acts as Tour guides; technicians; fundraisers; invigilators and front of house. As a result the community own the space and it has become a hive of activity, a true cultural hub. Since 2009, 46,000 people have visited the Hall to experience activities and programmes.

Dumfries & Galloway

Crichton Memorial Church, Crichton Hall & Crichton Museum

A Victorian hospital with a difference, the Crichton was founded by Mrs Elizabeth Crichton in memory of her husband, an East India Company doctor. It came to boast its own ballroom, 85 acres of grounds laid out with seed and cuttings from The Royal Botanic gardens, Edinburgh, and its own water and electricity supply. The Crichton still surprises today, as its transformation into a modern facility for learning and enterprise continues. 1.Crichton Memorial Church Now a Listed Building Category 'A', the Crichton Memorial Church is built in Gothic cathedral style, the work of the outstanding architect, Sydney Mitchell. The interior is easily the most accomplished work of late Victorian ecclesiastical architecture in the south of Scotland. The wonderfully light and sunny atmosphere is mainly due to the delicate, almost colour-free, leaded glass windows, by the Glass Stainers Company of Glasgow to designs by Oscar Paterson in the style of the Glasgow School. The outstanding oak ceiling with its ornate carved bosses was created by Alexander Tweedie of Annan. The organ will be being played, and for the energetic, a trip up the tower affords superb views of the Nith estuary and Dumfries. 2. Crichton Hall The earliest building on the Crichton site. Begun in 1835 to plans by architect William Burn, and finished in 1839, with later additions. Features notable octagon design. 3. The Crichton Royal Museum, Easterbrook Hall (1934-38) The Museum charts the history of the Crichton Royal Hospital. Exhibits include a world-class collection of 19C patients' paintings, and a 1930s operating theatre where brain surgerywas performed. (Follow signs for Royal Infirmary, pass golf club and take 2nd entrance on R into The Crichton)

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