We hope you have had lots of opportunities to explore during Doors Open Days so far. This weekend (16th & 17th September) there are lots of events, talks, walks and buildings to see in Aberdeenshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Glasgow, Highland - Caithness, Badenoch and Strathspey, Perth and Kinross - Perth City, Stirling and West Fife.
The best part is that it's all for free!
Doors Open Days takes place on each weekend throughout September. You can create your own programme of events and buildings here.
Have a peek inside an early 19th century mill with all its surviving machinery and learn how oatmeal used to be ground in a traditional Scottish meal mill. You can visit the Boat Shed to see traditional boat building in action and you can even try your hand at some woodwork!
Get inside an office building made from shipping containers complete with the game of Tetris wrapped around the outside – you can compete to build a cardboard model of the building in the fastest time! Visit the first purpose built Mosque in North East Scotland with its marvellous design, built using traditional Scottish materials. How about the chance to taste some Dundee gin in the beautiful surroundings of an 1836 Georgian Town House.
Be the first to see the completely refurbished Falkirk Steeple, there will be the opportunity to inspect two prison cells with their original reinforced doors. Come along and get creative with LEGO: try to create a local building or just have fun with bricks!
Visit one of the earliest medieval castles in Scotland for a guided tour. Visit Am Fasgadh (The Shelter) to see a fascinating collection of items which tell the social history of the Highlands from the 1700s up to the 1950s.
Get inside a former brewery that was until very recently considered one of Perth’s most ‘at risk’ buildings. Join archaeologist David Bowler for a tour of the Greyfriars Burial Ground to try and understand how the stones and their symbols show changing tastes and hopes as well as recording life and death. Have a peek inside the newly refurbished St. Matthew’s Church with its iconic 212 ft steeple on the bank of the River Tay.
Join archaeologist Dr Murray Cook for a walk to explore Scotland’s best preserved medieval city, a history steeped in blood and battles. Visit the ruinous Mugdock Castle dating from the 1300’s, although nobody knows how old it actually is!
Visit the Forth Bridge Heritage Centre and take a stroll with knowledgeable guides who will take you through the history of this ancient crossing point prior to the three incredible crossings which now dominate the river Forth's skyline. Explore the Tulliallan Old Kirkyard for a treasure-trove of Kincardine history.