Dalhousie Centre to open its doors

Dalhousie Centre
Dalhousie Centre

The Dalhousie Centre in Brechin is taking part in Angus Heritage Week’s Doors Open Day for the first time this year.

The centre is one of six buildings opening their doors for the event for the first time

As well as providing visitors with a look behind the scenes, there will be a rare opportunity to enjoy the view from the rear of the Dalhousie Centre, which looks up Brechin High Street towards Brechin Castle.

Doors Open Days is a national initiative organised by the Scottish Civic Trust which provides free access to fascinating buildings across Scotland.

This year, Doors Open Days takes place across the county of Angus on Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6, when over 20 buildings, from historic castles to secret Cold War bunkers, will be participating.

Also taking part for the first time is St Vigeans Church on the afternoon of Sunday, September 6. Formerly Arbroath’s parish church, this historic place of worship dates back to the 12th century and is perched high on a mound, towering over the picturesque village of St Vigeans.

During Doors Open Days, the National Trust for Scotland will throw open the grand gates at House of Dun, the stunning Georgian mansion house near Montrose, and also the more modest door at JM Barrie’s Birthplace, the Kirriemuir weaver’s cottage where the creator of Peter Pan was born over 100 years ago. In addition, the church in Kirriemuir where JM Barrie’s funeral was held, St Mary’s Scottish Episcopal Church, will be open to visitors on Saturday, September 5.

On both days, the Camera Obscura and Cricket Pavilion gifted to the town of Kirriemuir by JM Barrie will also be taking part in Doors Open Days for the first time.

For the full list of Doors Open Days events, and to find out more about events happening during Angus Heritage Week 2015, visit www.angusheritage.com or pick up a copy of the Angus Heritage Week Event Programme at leisure centres, ACCESS offices, libraries, museums and tourist attractions across Angus, Dundee, Perthshire, Aberdeenshire and Fife.