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Our Doors Open Days takes place on the weekend of the 26th and 27th of September.

Some highlights of the programme are listed on this page.

For full details of the over 70 venues, organisations and businesses participating in the Edinburgh and East Lothian digital Doors Open Days event this year head over to the Cockburn Association website at

Don't forget to leave us feedback on your experiences of Doors Open Days by completing our visitor survey.  you could even win a prize!


Out of the Blue Drill Hall

26-27 September 2020

Bought by Out of the Blue Arts & Education Trust in 2003, The Drill Hall is being transformed into a multi-disciplinary arts centre with already 40 individuals and organisations active in Edinburgh's creative industries, rising to 80 when fully converted.The Drill Hall is a key catalyst in the area's cultural regeneration. The Drill Hall was built as a two storey seven-bay symmetrical classical military hall. Office building to street with polished sandstone ashlar facade. Centre bay is slightly advanced arch with keystone, frieze above inscription "7th B. The Royal Scots" Segmental pediment over eaves with matching bracketed comice, carved coat-of-arms and date 1901 in tympanum. Carved Roman military motifs at 1st floor. 3-bay with single ground floor window flanked by slit windows. 15-panel timber sash and case windows. Two-leaf doors to centre archway. Green-grey slate piended roof.

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