Are you an adventurer always searching for that new destination to explore? Or perhaps you get a thrill from uncovering the secrets of Scotland? With our 2014 Doors Open Days event running every weekend in September, we’re giving you the keys to some of the buildings across Scotland that only open once a year - or even once in a lifetime.
At this year’s Doors Open Days Scotland through the Keyhole events, we are delighted to welcome you to our weekends packed with beguiling and unusual places. Whether it’s Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, the smelter powerhouse nestled at the foot of Ben Nevis, or a chance to roam Dundee’s new Olympia Leisure Centre: with free access to more than 1000 venues around Scotland there’s something for everyone.
Doors Open Days first began in 1990 and has grown from to strength to strength. Now, it incorporates over 1000 buildings, with more than 200,000 visits enjoying the biggest heritage celebration in the county. Our event offers the door keys to all for FREE.
So whether it’s a family day out to one of older venues, like Stirling’s, Cowan’s hospital, or one of our brand new venues, such as Dundee’s District 10 there is a weekend adventure for you.
This year we’re excited to unveil, with help from Homecoming Scotland 2014, our collaboration with photographer Damian Shields. Damian has beautifully captured images of Doors Open Days venues across the country: from the rugged beauty of the Highlands to the fantastic decorative arts in the interiors throughout Ayrshire. The photographs are the perfect source of inspiration for your own Doors Open Days outing.
For more information and to plan your own Doors Open Days weekend, visit our website at www.doorsopendays.org.uk/opendays. Or follow us on Twitter @DoorsOpenDays or Facebook.
For your chance to win a golden ticket and go behind closed doors at some of Scotland’s fantastic attractions, visit www.visitscotland.com/doorsopendays and to find out more about the buildings that will be open each weekend the details are all on the VisitScotland blog post www.visitscotland.com/blog/scotland/doors-open-days-2014/