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Doors Open Days Weekend 4

If you haven’t visited any Doors Open Days venues yet, don’t worry – there is still two weeks to go!

 

The Orkney Folklore and Storytelling Centre

Open in Orkney on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September, as well as Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September 12pm-5pm.

The Orkney Folklore and Storytelling Centre is a traditional Orkney Farmhouse, dated 1900. The original Via croft settlement, mid 18th Century, sits behind the Centre. The land called VIA means, in the old Orkney Norn language, ‘A Sacred Place ‘. There are 2 archaeological sites on this land, the Cromlech called the Stones of Via and a large Bronze Age burial mound.

To find out what other buildings will be open for Doors Open Days in Orkney visit our website here.

 

Ramsay MacDonald’s House

Open in Moray on Saturday 22nd September 10am – 5pm

In 1924 Ramsay MacDonald became the UK’s first Labour Prime Minister. He had this house built for his mother in 1908. Visitors will be given a 3/4 hour talk and shown round the house. Most rooms have original furniture, pictures (some from 10 Downing Street), photos, letters, hand-made clothes, schoolbooks.

Booking essential

To find out what other buildings will be open for Doors Open Days in Moray visit our website here

 

Cowal Open Studios

Open in Argyll & Bute on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 10am – 5pm.

Cowal Open Studios are joining in the Doors Open Days fun, with more than 30 artists and makers from around the Cowal Peninsula opening their homes and studios to visitors.

This is a great opportunity to see new and exciting work by some of the best practitioners in Scotland. Experience the pleasure of viewing a wide range of traditional and contemporary artworks in a diverse variety of materials and techniques; learn more about how the pieces are made - the origins and production - and speak directly to the artists and craftspeople involved.

To find out what other buildings will be open for Doors Open Days in Orkney visit our website here

 

Other regions hosting their Doors Open Days this weekend are Highland: Badenoch and Strathspey and Perth & Kinross: Strathearn & Kinross-shire