A chance to see inside buildings of local interest

GVs of Douglas Academy '23th May 2014'Pic: Roberto Cavieres
GVs of Douglas Academy '23th May 2014'Pic: Roberto Cavieres

Clober Farm and the 21st century new build Douglas Academy, both in Milngavie, are just two of the local venues taking part in this year’s Open Doors Day on Saturday, September 13.

The 280 year old C-listed property, Clober Farm, was bequeathed to Spinal Injuries Scotland and has been renovated to provide accessible holiday accomodation for people with spinal injuries and their families.

There’s also a guided history walk and talk in Torrance, the chance to meet artist in the archives Trevor Cromie in Kirkintilloch and an open studio event at Kilmardinny Arts Centre, Bearsden, with a variety of arts activities to enjoy or take part in.

This is the sixteenth year that East Dunbartonshire has taken part in the Scotland-wide event, which is aimed at opening up buildings for free that are normally closed to the public or usually have an entrance charge.

The event is co-ordinated in Scotland by the Scottish Civic Trust, with support from Historic Scotland.

Leaflets on Doors Open Day are available from your local library, the Auld Kirk Museum, Lillie Art Gallery, Kilmardinny Arts Centre and all participating venues or by calling 0141 221 1466.

It is also online from the Trust’s website: www.edlc.co.uk or from the national Doors Open Days website: www.doorsopendays.org.uk