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Dudhope Castle

One of Dundee's oldest and best loved buildings dating from the late 16th century. It was the home of the Scrimgeour family, Constables of Dundee and Hereditary Standard Bearers of Scotland. In the 1680s it was home to John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount of Dundee, known to history as both "Bonnie Dundee" and "Bluidy Clavers". The historic building is now a fully operational office for Dundee City Council Services. As a result only the ground floor will be opened on Doors Open Days. This includes the Main Hall and other ground floor rooms. Aspects of the history of the building will be illustrated by displays. In the grounds of the castle stands a 1744 Well Head (removed from the Overgate). Gardens are all fully open.

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Dundee City Archives: Doors Open Day

This is an opportunity for you to view selected items from the city's archive collections which are housed in part of the Caird Hall complex. These date from the 14th century to the present day and include maps, plans and photographs, a selection of which will be on display. Staff and members of the Friends of Dundee City Archives will also be on hand to demonstrate the work they are doing to make the records more accessible to the public. The following talks/workshops (booking essential - 01382 434494) will also be presented over the course of the day:- 10.30 - 11.30 - Shipbuilding & the Caledon 12.00 - 13.00 - The Street names of Dundee 13.30 - 14.30 - Dundee schools & education records 14.30 - 15.30 - Researching the history of your home

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