Every September for the last twenty years, buildings across Scotland have thrown open their doors to the general public, allowing free access to places where admission charges are normally in force or entry is restricted.
This year, as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the Scotland’s Doors Open Days programme, this Saturday and Sunday, entry to Pictavia, the visitor centre on the outskirts of Brechin which tells the story of the Picts, will be completely free.
This is a wonderful opportunity to find out more about the Picts, the ancient tribe who were amongst the first people to settle in Angus and successfully defended their homes against many invaders, including Romans and Vikings.
Yet despite being feared warriors, often decorated with blue woad for added ferocity, the Picts also loved telling stories – stories which they carved into the standing stones that remain dotted across the Angus countryside to this day.
Thanks to the Picitish stones, a wealth of information has been gleaned about this mysterious tribe and Pictavia tells the fascinating story of the Picts through a mixture of interactive exhibits, original artefacts and replicas.
Pop along to Pictavia on Saturday or Sunday and find out more - for free!
For more information, call 01356 626241 or visit www.pictavia.org.uk.