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Midlothian Doors Open Day offers visitors a varied and interesting day out in beautiful countryside with something for everyone, and best of all - it's FREE so have a look through our programme and start planning your visit!

Midlothian

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

9 September 2017

The Church has a history with Dalkeith which dates back to 1851 when the first branch was organised in May of that year. In 1964 the branch had the beginnings of the Church in modern times when meetings were held in the old Labour Hall at the bottom of the High Street, and later in Woodburn Community Centre. The current building in Newbattle Road was opened in 1978, having been built with additional help from local members, both in terms of labour and financial contributions. Some 10 years later, a large extension was added and the building now comprises of a Chapel, a large multi-purpose hall, a baptismal font, offices and several classrooms. The extensive grounds, with ample car-parking facilities, also have a beautiful wood.

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Cousland Smiddy and Heritage Hub

9 September 2017

There has been a working Smiddy in Cousland since 1703. When the local blacksmith retired in 1989, the Cousland Smiddy Trust was set up to save the Smiddy as one of the last still working in Scotland. In 2001 the Smiddy complex and its gardens were purchased by the Trust and are now open to the public regularly throughout the summer months with group bookings welcome. Funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Scotland saw the restoration of the smith's cottage, and recent further development has enabled Cousland Local History Project to create a permanent space to display the history of the village, which can be traced back to the Early Bronze Age. Thirteen organic allotments in the grounds are let to villagers. www.couslandsmiddy.co.uk

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Crichton Collegiate Church

9 September 2017

Crichton was built as a Collegiate Church by Sir William Crichton, Lord Chancellor of Scotland in the time of King James II, and adopted as the parish church for all time in 1641. William Crichton also greatly enlarged the nearby Crichton Castle. The church is one of the few remaining Collegiate Churches in Scotland still in use. Subject to major restorations in its nearly 600 years history, the building is now in the care of a Trust. The Trust hosts a programme of concerts and ecumenical services reflecting the hospitality of the local community, drawing together the Church of Scotland, the Roman Catholic Church and the Scottish Episcopal Church. In addition to a fine suite of 19th C stained glass windows by Ballantyne and Gardiner, there is a unique pipe organ built by Joseph Brook which has survived for over 100 years in its original state. The working and quality of this fine instrument will be demonstrated on Doors Open Day from 1430 until 1530 hrs. www.crichtonchurch.com

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Dalkeith Community Fire Station

9 September 2017

Dalkeith Fire Station opened on 9 November 1970 and is an integral part of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. It provides a high quality fire-fighting and rescue service that responds to fires and other emergencies, educating and advising the general public on community safety matters, enforcing fire safety legislation and advising local authorities and other agencies with respect to their own legal obligations. The main purpose of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is to work in partnership with communities and others in the public, private and third sectors, on prevention, protection and response, to improve the safety and wellbeing of people living within Midlothian and throughout Scotland. A free Home Safety Check service is available to all residents of the Midlothian area and is carried out by local fire-fighters. This includes the free supply and fitting of smoke detectors within your home, if required. To arrange a free home safety visit please call  FREEPHONE 0800 0731 999, text "FIRE" to 80800 or visit our website www.firescotland.gov.uk

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