Angus Heritage week deadline looming

20120907- GENHH Angus Heritage Week. 'Images from the Genealogy Workshops and talks event held at Hospitalfield house in Arbroath.  ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography.

20120907- GENHH Angus Heritage Week. 'Images from the Genealogy Workshops and talks event held at Hospitalfield house in Arbroath. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography.

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Building owners and event organisers are being urged by Angus Heritage Week planners to open their doors and gardens.

Angus Heritage Week is scheduled for September 13 to September 20, and organisers are urging those wanting to take part to submit their events by June 21.

Buildings and organisers can also showcase their fascinating buildings or gardens by taking part in Doors Open Days and Open Gates during the weekend of September 14 and 15.

“Angus Heritage Week, in association with Doors Open Days, is a chance for Angus to showcase the best of the culture and heritage that the area has to offer”, said Councillor Mairi Evans, spokesperson for Tourism.

“We successfully piloted Angus Heritage Week last year attracting both the local community and visitors from out with Angus so we’d like to see it develop this year and in future years to become a major attraction for Angus.”

Last year the popular Angus Heritage Week programme featured over 40 events including talks, guided walks and tours, children’s activities, music events, exhibitions and open days.

“This year we aim to increase the number of exciting events and attractions involved across Angus as well as the number of people visiting the venues,” continued Mairi.

“Angus Heritage Week is a great opportunity to highlight your venue or organisation, as well as any heritage projects you may be involved in.”

Doors Open Days is co-ordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust and contributes to European Heritage Days, which sees over 25 million people take part in activities and visits.

Last year, 19 Angus venues opened their doors during Angus Doors Open Days allowing members of the public to see inside not only historic buildings, but also some unusual and contemporary buildings.

This year, to celebrate VisitScotland’s ‘Year of Natural Scotland’ campaign, ‘Open Gates’ will launch in Angus, featuring gardens and green spaces.

If you’d like to get involved contact 01307 473226 or blackg@angus.gov.uk by June 21, or submit details of your event or venue online at www.angusheritage.com/ahwevents. This will ensure inclusion in the Angus Heritage Week 2013 programme.

For more information on Angus Heritage Week please contact Millie Clarke on 01307 473262 or ClarkeM@angus.gov.uk. For more information about Doors Open Days contact Kirsty Macari on 01307 473265 or MacariK@angus.gov.uk. To keep up to date with event progress, follow Angus Heritage on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AngusHeritage.