Weekend 4 Doors Open Days coming up

We hope you have had lots of opportunities to explore during Doors Open Days so far. This weekend (23rd & 24th September) there are lots of events, talks, walks and buildings to see in Moray (23rd only), Orkney (23rd only), Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, and East Lothian.

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

 Moray (Saturday 23rd only)

Lots of new venues  for this year in Moray.  Birnie Kirk is one of Scotland's oldest churches still in use for Sunday services; look out for Moray Firth dolphins from the Burghead Visitor Centre, where you can also do some Pictish stone rubbing; visit Falconer Museum Store and explore some of the collection not normally on view where local history and heritage is conserved and recorded.

Orkney (23rd only)

See a mock trial and find out what happens behind the scenes at The Sheriff Court, Kirkwall.

Argyll and Bute

Get access to the famous Hill House, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh; take advantage of a rare opportunity to see a unique medieval church in Cardross; explore the iconic ruin of St. Peter's Seminary and put your hard hat on for a behind the scenes tour of the Rothesay Pavillion under construction.


Grab your walking shoes for guided Alloa heritage walks taking place over the weekend; explore a nineteenth century ice house; listen to the tales of Clackmannan brought to life by the Walking Theatre Company and get lost in a witches maze, a memorial to the 1662 Crook of Devon witch trials.


Get access to the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh that sits on a hilltop overlooking the city; experience a Victorian school lesson complete with wooden desks, blackboards and the tawse; visit the hidden gem of the medieval walled garden of Granton's Lost Castle and see Riddle's Court, open for the first time in two years. 

East Lothian

Take a guided tour of a historic cell and the scene of infamous witch trials and discover the history of East Lothian in 1000 objects in this innovative and interactive museum