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West Lothian: 13 September 2014 14 September 2014
Linlithgow Civic Trust welcomes you to West Lothian Doors Open Days. Three of the buildings are new to our programme. As ever, all our activities are free!
Linlithgow Folk Festival, dedicated to traditional music, culminates on the West Lothian Doors Open Days weekend. Information from the Festival Hub (Masonic Hall): sessions, workshops, family and blue grass gospel events, ceilidh. See www.linlithgowfolk.com
Neighbouring Edinburgh has their Doors Open Days on 27 and 28 September.
Blackburn House was built in 1772 by George Moncrieff, a merchant who had made his fortune in the West Indies. Two hundred years later, in 1972, it fell derelict, and remained that way for over a quarter of a century. Thanks to the efforts of the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust, it has been restored and brought back into use. It won the Georgian Group’s best Restoration of a Georgian Country House Award in 2008.
Architect: Unknown - Simpson and Brown restorers 2008
Building Date: 1772
Displays about Blackburn House and the activities of Scottish Historic Buildings Trust.