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Doors Open Days 2019 - Weekend 2

It's a busy second weekend for Doors Open Days.

Weekend 2
7th & 8th September
Aberdeen City (Saturday only) • Argyll & Bute - Dunoon and Cowal • Ayrshire • Dumfries and Galloway • East Dunbartonshire (Saturday only) • Fife Central • Highland - Black Isle • Perth and Kinross • Renfrewshire • South Lanarkshire:

Some regional suggestions:

PAISLEY FOUNTAIN GARDENS (Renfrewshire)

Open for Doors Open Days on Saturday 7th September, 10am-4pm.

Home to not only a grand standing fountain adorned with dolphin sculptures but also one of the finest statues of Robert Burns in existence!

To find out what other buildings will be open during Doors Open Days in Renfrewshire, click here.

BIGGAR PUPPET THEATRE (South Lanarkshire)

Open for Doors Open Days on Saturday 7th September, 10am-3.30pm.

Home to the internationally acclaimed Purves Puppets who, in 2020, will have been established as a leading company in their profession for 50 years!

To find out what other buildings will be open during Doors Open Days in South Lanarkshire, click here.

SORBIE TOWER (Dumfries and Galloway)

Open for Doors Open Days on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September, 10am-5pm.

Be a guest of Clan Hannay for the day! Take a tour of the tower and grounds including our 12th century motte, see the kitchen fire in operation and hear how life was lived on this ancient site, hear about our future plans for restoration. See an exhibition and models, armour display and re-enactment by The Douglas Retinue on both days. At Sorbie Tower, the sights and sounds of medieval Scotland are brought to life

To find out what other buildings will be open during Doors Open Days in Dumfries and Galloway, click here.

LITTLE SPARTA (South Lanarkshire)

Open for Doors Open Days on Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 September, 10am-12pm. 

Developed on a Pentland Hills steading, Little Sparta - the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay - has been described as 'the only really original garden made in this country since 1945'. The garden displays numerous sculptures and artworks created by Finlay in collaboration with stone carvers, letterers and other artists and poets. The sculptures explore themes as diverse as the sea and its fishing fleets, our relationship
to nature, classical antiquity, the French Revolution and the Second World War. 

To find out what other buildings will be open during Doors Open Days in South Lanarkshire, click here.

INNERPEFFRAY LIBRARY (Perth & Kinross)

Open for Doors Open Days on Saturday 7th September, 10am-5pm & Sunday 8th September, 12pm-5pm.

In addition to opening their doors for free, the library will join in the Doors Open Days 30 celebrations with the launch of their new riverside heritage walk. The library will also welcome a botanical artist from Perthshire Open Studios into their newly refurbished old schoolhouse for the whole week! The library will also be putting on activities, market stalls, Roman Camp, hog roast and guided tours.
To find out what other buildings will be open during Doors Open Days in Perth and Kinross, click here.

YOUNG ADVISORY PANEL

And don't forget to look at the Young Advisory Panel guides for this weekend's Doors Open Days in Pitlochry and Aberdeen!
And a final reminder to check on the DOD30 additional special projects, to see what is happening this weekend.  
We love to see and hear about your weekend experiences.  Don't forget to share on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, and remember to use our tags #DODscot30 and #DODscot