Doors open days in Angus

Local people and visitors to Angus alike will have the opportunity to see inside some buildings not usually accessible to the public during this year’s Doors Open Day event.

Doors Open Day allows members of the public the opportunity, free of charge, to take a look at some of the cultural and historical buildings in the county.

Angus Council has continued its involvement in Doors Open Day, which is held throughout Scotland on varying weekends throughout September. This is Scotland’s contribution to European Heritage Days and sees the simultaneous opening of thousands of buildings across Europe.

Buildings open for the first time will be the Airlie Monument and Cortachy Castle; Seaview Primary School, Monifieth; and the restored schoolhouse at Logie, Montrose.

This year sees the opening of 15 buildings, including previous favourites Hospitalfield House, Kinnaird Castle and the Arbroath Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Post.

This year, the Doors Open Day event is covering a number of dates to allow for building organisers to be able to participate, so visitors are asked to check the opening dates and times of individual buildings, and whether access is only by a booked tour.

Venues and dates of opening are as follows:- Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11 - Hospitalfield House, Arbroath; Friday, September 16 - Angus Archives, Restenneth Priory, Forfar; Saturday, September 17 - Guide Dogs, Forfar; Sheriff Court, Forfar Milton Studio, Glamis; Seaview Primary School, Monifieth; Satursay and Sunday, September 17 and 18 - Abbey Theatre, Arbroath; Royal Observer Corps Museum, Arbroath; Airlie Monument, Cortachy; Pictavia, Brechin; Logie Schoolhouse, Logie, By Montrose; Sunday, September 18 - Fire Station, Arbroath; Lifeboat Station, Arbroath; Cortachy Castle, Cortachy; and Kinnaird Castle Farnell, by Brechin.

For more information on Doors Open Day 2011 visit www.angus.gov.uk/doorsopen