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Doors Open Day Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September 2014

Doors Open Day Weekend in-conjunction with Angus Heritage Week and Angus Open Gates

Angus Council has a bumper year lined up for 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.

Doors Open Day allows members of the public the opportunity to see inside some buildings that are not normally accessible. It gives people the opportunity, free of charge, to take a look at some of the cultural and historical buildings that Angus is lucky enough to be home to.

Remember some buildings are by booked tours only and therefore you are asked to check the individual building by clicking on the links below.

Angus Council is also hosting Heritage Week which will run from 5 to 12 September. Full details of what is on through Angus Heritage Week can be found at and on the Angus Heritage facebook page. Take a look at both programmes and see exactly what Angus has to offer and allow you to get to know your area.

At a glance Doors Open Days Programme:

Days Open
Property Saturday 6 September Sunday 7 September
Hospitalfield House and Gardens, Arbroath* 11am - 5pm 11am - 5pm
H.O.P.E. Garden** 10.30am - 4pm 12 noon - 4pm
Lifeboat Station, Arbroath 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm
ROCS Museum, Arbroath Pre-bookable tours only. Please contact Pre-bookable tours only. Please contact
Mortuary Chapel 10am - 1pm  
Carmyllie – It’s Land and People in Carmyllie Church Hall 11am - 4pm 11am - 4pm
Arbirlot Church 11am - 4pm 12 noon - 4pm
Carmyllie Church 11am - 4pm 11am - 4pm
Abbey Theatre 12 noon - 4pm 12 noon - 4pm
Kinnaird Castle   Pre-bookable tours only tel 01674 810240 or email
Pictavia 9am – 5pm 10am – 5pm
Inglis Memorial Hall Library 2pm - 4pm 2pm - 4pm
The Guide Dog Training School 11am - 4pm 11am - 4pm
Balmashanner War Memorial 10.30am - 3.30pm
Angus Archives 10am - 4pm  
East & Old Parish Church 10am – 4pm 12 noon - 4pm
Forfar Sheriff and JP Court Guided tours hourly from 10am
Last tour begins at 3pm
Forfar Indoor Sports 12 noon - 4pm
Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club 10am – 4pm 10am – 4pm
Airlie Monument, Cortachy   12 noon – 6pm
House of Memories 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm
Denfind Stone Pre-booked tours only. Please contact 01307 473226 or  
Logie Schoolhouse, Logie, by Montrose 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm
Dunninald Gardens**   2pm – 4pm
Montrose Basin Visitor Centre 10.30am - 5pm  
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre 10am - 4pm 12 noon - 4pm

*Access to the house and grounds is available free of charge as part of Doors Open Days however if you wish to undertake a guided tour of the house there will be a charge of £5.00.

** These venues are open as part of Open Gates and will only have access to the garden areas.

Although admission to all participating buildings is free, visitors enter at their own risk. Neither sponsors nor participants are responsible for any accidents or damage incurred.

If you require more information on this or any further matters relating to Doors Open Day 2014 please contact: -

Angus Council’s Environment & Development Plan Team, by emailing or by telephoning 01307 473265

Doors Open Day is organised in conjunction with Scottish Civic Trust as part of European Heritage Days. This also includes Scottish Archaeological Month (SAM) events that are also due to take place in the month of September. Details of the SAM events can be found by visiting the Council of Scottish Archaeology website at

Details of the other Doors Open Day events throughout Scotland can be found at

Angus Heritage Week details are available at and on facebook