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David Strachan
Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust
The Lodge
4 York Place
Tel: 01738 477081

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Area Programmes

Perth & Kinross:  20 September 2014 – 21 September 2014

Doors Open Day in Perth & Kinross is a unique chance to enjoy a rich variety of architecture and heritage. Make up your own itinerary of visits, with music and exhibitions, guided tours and walks adding to the wide range of buildings open.

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Abbey Church, Coupar Angus
20.09.14 (10.30-16.00)
Queen Street, Coupar Angus,  PH13 9AS

This church is built directly on the site of one of the greatest medieval abbeys in Scotland, a Cistercian monastery founded in the 1160s. Local architect John Carver designed the present church (built 1860) in a gothic style reminiscent of medieval architecture.   The church houses several fascinating remnants from the medieval abbey and in the graveyard are fine historic gravestones, a 19th-century watchtower and the last upstanding fragment of the medieval abbey gatehouse. 

Architect: John Carver
Building Date: 1860

Celebrate the good work going on in Coupar Angus (11.00 - 14.00).  Join the Open House Taster Singing sessions with Stella covering music spanning 60 years.  Art abounds with local artists and community groups offering opportunities to dabble. Try Boccia with the New Age Kurling Group or see how creative knitting has changed the town. Soup and refreshments on sale. 

Wheelchair access at the east door. Limited roadside parking, alternatively walk from the town centre (approximately 5mins).


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Balhousie Care Home
New This Year
20.09.14 (10:00-15:00)
Meadowside Close, Coupar Angus,  PH13 9FB
Open house at this modern, purpose-built care home. 
Exhibition themed ‘Memories and Treasured Keep Sakes’ by local artists. Join residents in art and craft workshops and make a contribution towards a community wall hanging.
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Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy
New This Year
21.09.14 (11.00-18.00 - Tours at 11.00 & 15.00)
Aberfeldy View map
Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy - Image 1First opened as a cinema in 1939 and closing in the early 1980s The Birks has now been brought back to life with a state of the art 104 seat cinema. This striking art-deco cinema will be open on Sunday with two behind the scenes tours during the day! Cinema café will be open.
Building Date: 1939

Sunday 11:00-18:00 Tours at 11:00 and 15:00. Family-friendly screening at 12.30.

No parking at building but parking available nearby.

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Black Watch Castle and Museum, Balhousie Castle
20.09.14 (09.30-17.00) - 21.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
The Black Watch Museum, Hay Street, Perth,  PH1 5HS
Black Watch Castle and Museum, Balhousie Castle - Image 1

The Black Watch Museum is housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle, a medieval tower house extensively renovated by David Smart in 1864. The Castle recently reopened after a £3.5 million redevelopment, so Doors Open Day 2014 is the perfect opportunity to visit the brand new Museum and stop for lunch in the new extension designed by Lachlan Stewart, which is now home to the Copper Beech Cafe.

Architect: David Smart (1864)
Building Date: 16C-1864

A great experience for the whole family, there will be children’s trails and activities on offer throughout the day. The Education Room at the museum will be open for drop-in crafts during the day and an art competition for kids too.
Free car park for visitors.

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Blair Atholl Church and Village Halls
New This Year
20.09.14 (11:00-16:00) - 21.09.14 (14:00-16:00)
Church and Village Hall, Main Road, Blair Atholl,  PH18 5SG

Built in 1907 as a drill hall for the Scottish Horse.  Facade renovated in 2014 under Blair Atholl Conservation Area Renewal Scheme.  

Information on the history of the building and plans for its upgrade will be available.
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Bowerswell House
20.09.14 (13.00-16.00)
Bowerswell Road, Perth,  PH2 7DN
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Built in 1847, to designs by Andrew Heiton Jnr, this Italianate villa was the home of the influential Gray family. Amongst these was Effie Gray whose marriage to Ruskin and friendship with the Pre-Raphaelite artists was much talked about at the time. In 1946, Bowerswell House was purchased by the people of Perth and converted into a retirement home as a WW II memorial.


Architect: Andrew Heiton Jnr
Building Date: 1847

Visitors can enjoy a special talk by local historian Rhoda Fothergill about the fascinating role of the Pre-Raphaelites in the history of Bowerswell. This will be followed by a guided tour of sites in the surrounding area, including Kinnoull Parish Church and the historic Kinnoull Aisle where Effie is buried. Talk at 13:45 beginning 14:00 – 14:40 and guided walk 14:45 – 16:00. Limited parking available.

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Cairn O' Mohr Winery, nr Errol
20.09.14 (10.00-16.00) - 21.09.14 (13.00-16.00)
East Inchmichael, Errol,  PH2 7SP
Cairn O' Mohr Winery, nr Errol - Image 1

Visitors will be able to taste the fine range of wines made from berries, leaves and flowers produced by Cairn O’ Mohr Winery at the farm of East Inchmichael which dates from the 18th century. 

Located on B958 between the Inchmichael Junction of the A90 and Errol.

On-site parking. 

Building Date: 18C

Café open both days 09:00 – 18:00

Wheelchair access restricted in some areas.

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Collace Church, Kinrossie
20.09.14 (13.00-16.00)
Kinrossie, Perth and Kinross,  PH2 6HU
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An early 19th century church with 20th century stained glass, situated on an ancient site.  The cemetery contains the recently conserved Morthouse, a Mausoleum with Romanesque arch, a Pictish discoid stone and headstones of interest.

Building Date: early 19C

Refreshments, quizzes for children and guided tours.

Disabled access to cemetery & church but no disabled toilet.   

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Coupar Angus Tolbooth Steeple
20.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
Queens Street, Coupar Angus,  View map
Coupar Angus Tolbooth Steeple - Image 1Built in 1762 by public subscription this was the meeting place for the town committee and courthouse for the Justice of the Peace, with the lower portion of the steeple used as a gaol. The building is six storeys high with a tall roof slated in a fish scale pattern. It houses the town clock, and those who climb the steep staircase are rewarded with fine views over Coupar Angus.
Building Date: 1762
Guided tours every 30 minutes
Booking essential – please contact Coupar Angus and District Heritage Association 01828 626244
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Crieff Parish Church (St Michaels and St Andrews)
New This Year
20.09.14 (10:00-16:00)
St Michaels, Strathearn Terrace, Crieff,  View map
Crieff Parish Church (St Michaels and St Andrews) - Image 1

At one time Crieff boasted five Church of Scotland Kirks and two of these magnificent buildings are still serving this community today. The Crieff Parish Church consists of St Michaels (1862) and St Andrews Church (1832), now used as our community space.

Building Date: 1862 / 1832

The church and halls will have a programme of song and music recitals. Children's activities will include a treasure hunt. Both of our buildings are used for so much more than the Sunday service ....come and see for yourself. 

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