Studios and Residence, 5 Melville Street, Perth; combines studios for an artist and an architect with workshops and living space. The building presents a tall minimalist facade to the street with a single ‘civic window’ or ‘cabinet’ which will house a series of invited art works and installations. Significant artwork is also exhibited within the building on all levels. By adopting an unorthodox approach to plan and section the building negotiates the difficult site conditions to establish a new-build contemporary design within its urban context. The elderly back land workshops at the rear of the site have been renovated as an integral piece of a progressive and regenerative process of conservative surgery as advocated and practiced by Patrick Geddes (generalist thinker and educationalist; 1854-1932).Saturday and Sunday 11:00-16:00
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. The church will be selling soup and filled rolls.
The church will be selling soup and filled rolls.
An art exhibition of local amatuers and professionals will be in the church on Saturday, including work produced by local children.
Roz Arno-Button, member of Perthshire Open Studios, will be exhibiting mixed media pieces inspired by a silk wedding dress from the 1900's that belonged to Roz's Great Aunt.
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Saturday 10:30-17:00 Wheelchair access at the east door. Limited roadside parking, alternatively walk from the town centre (approximately 5mins)
The museum is housed in an impressive renovated 18thcentury farm steading, built on the lands of an ancient Culdee monastery. The museum displays the social history of the Burgh of Abernethy and its surrounding parish.
A fine late-15th-century tower-house that underwent a luxurious makeover in the 16th century to become a courtyard palace. Built by the Murrays of Balvaird, who became the Earls of Mansfield, it was their principle seat until 1658 when they moved to Scone. The L-shaped towerhouse had deteriorated into a ruinous state by the 19th century and in 1974 was taken into care by Historic Scotland’s predecessor. Historic Scotland staff will be opening the castle especially for Doors Open Day!
17. The Black Watch Castle and Museum, Hay StreetThe 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 2013 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.
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.
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
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
Café open both days 10:00am – 16:00pm. Located on B958 between the Inchmichael Junction of the A90 and Errol.
Wheelchair access restricted in some areas.
The Scottish Civic Trust: The Tobacco Merchants House, 42 Miller Street,Glasgow, G1 1DT
Tel: 0141 221 1466, Fax: 0141 248 6952,Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scottish Civic Trust is a registered Scottish charity. Charity No. SC012569
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