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Midlothian's Doors Open Days 2020 weekend is 12th and 13th September. You will be able to view the digital resources and events from Saturday morning. 

And don't forget to leave us feedback on your experiences by completing our visitor survey.  you could even win a prize!

 

Midlothian

Cousland Smiddy and Heritage Hub

12-13 September 2020

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 usually 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.

Midlothian

Crichton Collegiate Church

12-13 September 2020

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.

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  • Sheena Devlin
  • Midlothian Council