Countdown to Doors Open Days 2017 with 50 Favourite Scottish Doors!

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.

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  

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

For furtherinformationcontact Nicola Godsal:tel01412211466 or email  Photographs from the launch will be available at from the afternoon of Friday 1st September