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Marion Williams
The Cockburn Association
Trunk's Close
55 High Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1SR
Tel: 0131 557 8686

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DOD 2014 Edinburgh programme

Area Programmes

Edinburgh:  27 September 2014 – 28 September 2014

The Cockburn Association (Edinburgh's Civic Trust) organises Edinburgh Doors Open Day. Now in its 23rd year, the event has become one of the capital's most popular free days out. This is your chance to explore some of Edinburgh's most architecturally, culturally and socially significant buildings. Many venues feature behind the scenes tours, activities, exhibitions and/or talks which bring the history of the building, garden, cemetery or monument and its everyday use to life. Some sites organise additional free activities for children and families. 

 

We are pleased to announce that Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2014 will take place on the 27th & 28th September.

The 2014 TALKS SERIES will be taking place in the week running up to Edinburgh Doors Open Day from 22nd to 26th of September. The list of talks, held at RCAHMS, 16 Bernard Terrace and Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, can be found on page 4 of the attached brochure. Advanced booking is advised via cockburnassociation.eventbrite.co.uk.

The WALKS SERIES 2014 will also be running over the Doors Open Day weekend of the 27th & 28th September. Please see page 5 of the attached brochure for the list of walks and information on meeting points and bookings.

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Corstorphine Hill Tower
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27.09.14 - 28.09.14 (14.00-16.00)
Corstorphine Hill, Corstorphine,  EH12 6LR
Corstorphine Hill Tower - Image 1
The 20m high stone tower was built by a local landowner in 1871 to commemorate Sir Walter Scott. It is a Victorian folly which commands a wonderful view of the city, the Pentland Hills and the Firth of Forth. Directions from the Clerwood 
bus stop: go left (north) along Clermiston Road for 100 metres, cross and take a gated track, uphill past the old walled garden on the right to the Tower on top of the hill. The Tower can also be reached from the Cairnmuir Road/Kaimes Road car park.
 
www.corstorphinehill.org.uk

Building Date: 1871

ACTIVITIES: guided tours, information leaflets/notes, stewards/volunteers at key points.

Image © www.scran.ac.uk

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Cramond Kirk
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27.09.14 (10.00-16.00) - 28.09.14 (12.00-16.00)
18 Cramond Glebe Road, Edinburgh,  EH4 6NS
Cramond Kirk - Image 1

Built on the site of a Roman fort, there have been references to a church in Cramond as far back as 1256. The current building is on the site of its predecessors and its plain cruciform shape can be traced to 1656. Cramond Kirk continues to be a vibrant and well-supported church with strong links to the local community. Cramond Kirk’s graveyard is not only very well maintained but has gravestones dating back to 1608 and a number of Commonwealth war graves.

www.cramondkirk.org.uk


Building Date: 17th century

ACTIVITIES: information leaflets/notes, children’s activities, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points, video/audio presentations

Limited wheelchair access.

 

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Dalmeny Kirk
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27.09.14 (11.00-16.30) - 28.09.14 (13.00-16.30)
Main Street, Dalmeny, by South Queensferry,  EH30 9TT
Dalmeny Kirk is the Romanesque 12th century church at the heart of Dalmeny village. It is one of the best preserved Norman parish churches in Scotland. The main entrance to the church is on the south elevation where its bestiary carvings and Romanesque columns are of particular architectural merit and are widely documented. The national importance of Dalmeny Kirk is reflected by its category A listing. The churchyard is also listed and contains a variety of graves and monuments with the earliest dating from 1678.
 
www.dalmeny.org 

Building Date: 12C

ACTIVITIES: guided tours, information leaflets/notes, stewards/volunteers at key points.

Assisted wheelchair access 

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Danish Cultural Institute
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27.09.14 - 28.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
3 Doune Terrace, Edinburgh,  EH3 6DY
Danish Cultural Institute - Image 1

A Georgian town house in the New Town and home to the Danish Cultural Institute since 1957 it is a category A listed building designed by James Gillespie Graham in 1822. The building was completed in 1830-31 is located in what was originally the Moray Estate, designed for the 10th Earl of Moray (1771-1848). He inherited the 13 acre site from his father, after it was acquired from the Heriot Trust in 1782, and decided to feu the property for development in 1822. The complicated plan with the crescent, oval and polygon of Randolph Crescent, Ainslie Place and Moray Place respectively, conjoins the New Town with the Second New Town. 

www.dancult.co.uk


Architect: James Gillespie Graham
Building Date: 1820s

ACTIVITIES: information leaflets/notes, visual displays

Wheelchair access with assistance. 

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Edinburgh Bahá'í Centre
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27.09.14 - 28.09.14 (14.00-17.00)
44 Albany Street EH1 3QR
Edinburgh Bahá'í  Centre - Image 1
44 Albany Street is a category ‘A’ Listed Georgian Townhouse 
probably by William Sibbald in the early 19th century. Albany Street did not form part of the Reid and Sibbald’s first extension of the New Town but was incorporated into it. It was the home of the Milne family and visited by Robert Louis Stevenson as a child. The building became home to the Edinburgh Baha’i Community in 2005.
 
www.edin-bahai.org.uk/centre

guided tours, information leaflets/notes, children’s activities, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points.

Limited wheelchair access.

 

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Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
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27.09.14 - 28.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
High School Yards EH1 1LZ

Edinburgh’s historic Old High School is now an energy-efficient hub for low-carbon knowledge, innovation and skills. The 18th century building is the first refurbished building in the UK to achieve the industry sustainability ‘BREEAM Outstanding’ award at design stage, as well as Building of the Year in the Edinburgh Architectural Awards. The £10.5million project successfully preserved the heritage of the Old High School and incorporated sustainable modern buildings to achieve an exemplar of social, economic and environmental sustainability.

www.climatechangecentre.org.uk 

ACTIVITIES: lectures/talks, information leaflets/notes, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points, video/audio presentations.
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Edinburgh Cyrenians Fareshare Depot
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27.09.14 (13.00 - 17.00) - 28.09.14 (12.00 - 16.00)
84-86 Jane Street EH6 5HG

Edinburgh Cyrenians FareShare Programme is a social enterprise with a mission to bring good food and healthy lifestyles to people who are experiencing disadvantage, isolation, poverty and homelessness. They prevent landfill and environmental damage by collecting around 9 tonnes of surplus foods from supermarkets, regional distribution centres, packers, growers and other retailers each week. Redistribution of this food contributes towards 15,000 meals per week to support over 40 projects for homeless and disadvantaged people in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

www.cyrenians.org.uk

ACTIVITIES: information leaflets/notes, behind the scenes access, children’s activities, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points, video/audio presentations.

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Edinburgh Gin Distillery and Visitor Centre
New This Year
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27.09.14 - 28.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
1a Rutland Place, , Edinburgh,  EH1 2AE

The Edinburgh Gin distillery & visitor centre is situated beneath the Rutland Hotel.

Scottish architect Archibald Elliot designed the building in 1819. It was once the home to Joseph Lister, pioneer of antiseptic surgery and has been a listed building since 1970. It houses two custom made stills, Flora and Caledonia, that distill Edinburgh Gin. Discover the history of Edinburgh’s 400 illegal stills in 1977 and the secrets behind the making of Edinburgh Gin.

Tours every 15 minutes.

 http://www.edinburghgindistillery.co.uk

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Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
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27.09.14 - 28.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh,  EH28 8AA

Built against the stunning backdrop of a sheer quarry rock face amongst the rolling hills of Ratho the Arena opened its doors in December 2003 and was the vision of architect David Taylor who teamed up with Rab Anderson and Duncan McCallum to build the World’s largest indoor climbing arena. The centre includes a huge gym, spa facilities, a very popular softplay area and a number of unique events spaces.

www.eica-ratho.com

ACTIVITIES: guided tours, information leaflets/notes, behind the scenes access, visual displays.
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Edinburgh Printmakers
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27.09.14 - 28.09.14 (10.00-18.00)
23 Union Street, Edinburgh,  EH1 3LR
Edinburgh Printmakers - Image 1
Located on Union Street, amongst some of Edinburgh’s most 
beautiful Georgian architecture, Edinburgh Printmakers was originally a washhouse for the local community. All the public washhouses in Edinburgh closed in 1971 but many of the original features, including the impressive red brick chimney, remain here. A great visit for anyone interested in Edinburgh’s social history and a fantastic opportunity to see behind the scenes at Scotland’s busiest print studio. Guided studio tours are every hour, on the hour, from 11am-5pm, with the last tour beginning at 5pm.
 
www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk

ACTIVITIES: guided tours, information leaflets/notes, behind the scenes access, visual displays.

Limited wheelchair access.

 

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