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Taking Part

HOW TO TAKE PART

Are you thinking of taking part in this year's Doors Open Days festival? Then you've come to the right place! 

Our Taking Part in Doors Open Days guide tells you (almost!) everything you need to know about getting involved. 

COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

At Doors Open Days we are committed to ensuring Scotland's places and stories can be enjoyed by everyone

We ask that everyone in the Doors Open Days community do their part in creating a festival environment that is welcoming, safe, and enjoyable to all, by acknowledging and committing to the statements below:

  • Doors Open Days entry criteria should be followed, in particular: 
    • Your festival offer will be free 
    • Your festival offer should fall on your region’s assigned weekend 
    • Your festival offer should aim to be something new/different from your typical programming. You can use our annual theme to design your event/activity. Digital events and resources can be reused. 
  • A risk assessment should be completed and adequate insurance coverage should be arranged/confirmed for your event/s. Find advice here. 
  • Requested deadlines will be met and accurate venue/event information for website and print listings will be provided to the best of your ability. Updates/edits for venue/event information should be shared promptly with the regional coordinator. In the event a venue/group misses a deadline the local Regional Coordinator may review and extend the deadline. 
  • All staff and volunteers commit to being inclusive and respectful of people of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, immigration or economic status, disability, sexuality, gender identity, religion, age and physical appearance by refraining from discriminatory/demeaning/harassing behaviour or speech. 
  • Accurate accessibility information should be supplied in order to make your venue/activity as accessible as possible. Find advice here. 
  • Sustainable practices are encouraged to reduce the environmental impact of the festival. Find advice here. 

 Doors Open Days will reserve the right to remove participants from our programme if they are found to be violating the above community agreement.

NATIONAL COORDINATORS

The Scottish Civic Trust are the national coordinators of Doors Open Days across Scotland.

If you have a general Doors Open Days enquiry or wish to speak to the national coordinator please contact the Scottish Civic Trust by email HERE or by using the contact information at the foot of this web page.

REGIONAL COORDINATORS

Local Area Coordinators plan and deliver Doors Open Days within each participating local authority area.

If you have an area specific enquiry please contact the appropriate coordinator using the contact information below. If you cannot get in touch with your coordinator please get in touch with Emily Sherriff, Scottish Civic Trust www.scottishcivictrust.org.uk

Aberdeen City - Seonaidh Baker, volunteer

Aberdeenshire - Clare Tierney, Aberdeenshire Council www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Angus - Gillian Black Angus Council www.angus.gov.uk

Argyll & Bute - Marilyn Rieley Argyll & Bute Council www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

Ayrshire - Michael Hitchon Kyle and Carrick Civic Society

Caithness & Sutherland- Ian Leith, Volunteer

Clackmannanshire - Susan Mills Clackmannanshire Heritage Trust

Dumfries and Galloway - Peter Hewitt, Dumfries and Galloway Council www.dumgal.gov.uk

Dundee - Emily Sherriff, Scottish Civic Trust www.scottishcivictrust.org.uk

East Dunbartonshire - Esmee Thompson-Smith, East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust www.edlc.co.uk

East Lothian - Ian Sudlow-McKay, Edinburgh Napier University Special Collections and Archives (ENUSCA)

East Renfrewshire - Emily Sherriff, Scottish Civic Trust www.scottishcivictrust.org.uk

Edinburgh - Ian Sudlow-McKay, Edinburgh Napier University Special Collections and Archives (ENUSCA)

Falkirk - Emily Sherriff, Scottish Civic Trust www.scottishcivictrust.org.uk 

Fife -  Steve Liscoe, Fife Council www.fifedirect.org.uk

Glasgow - Stephen Sheriff Glasgow Building Preservation Trust  www.glasgowdoorsopendays.org.uk 

Highlands - Emily Sherriff, Scottish Civic Trust www.scottishcivictrust.org.uk

Inverclyde - Elaine Dickie, Inverclyde Council www.inverclyde.gov.uk

Midlothian - Sheena Devlin Midlothian Council www.midlothian.gov.uk/doorsopendays

Moray - Louise Dunn, Moray Council www.moray.gov.uk

North Lanarkshire - Adam Smith, volunteer

Orkney - Emily Sherriff, Scottish Civic Trust www.scottishcivictrust.org.uk

Outer Hebrides - Emily Sherriff, Scottish Civic Trust www.scottishcivictrust.org.uk 

Perth and Kinross - Rory Bryce, Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust www.pkht.org.uk

Renfrewshire - Valerija Tkacenko, Renfrewshire Council www.renfrewshire.gov.uk

Scottish Borders - Sanne Roberts, Scottish Borders Council www.scotborders.gov.uk

Shetland - Emily Sherriff, Scottish Civic Trust www.scottishcivictrust.org.uk

Stirling - Fionn McIntosh Stirling Council www.my.stirling.gov.uk/home

South Lanarkshire - Emily Sherriff, Scottish Civic Trust www.scottishcivictrust.org.uk

West Dunbartonshire - Jeremy Watson Lennox Heritage Society

West Lothian - Emily Sherriff, Scottish Civic Trust www.scottishcivictrust.org.uk

YOUR SUPPORT HELPS KEEP OUR FESTIVAL FREE FOR EVERYONE!