Doors Open Day shows off hidden heritage

Kilmardinny House, Bearsden.
Kilmardinny House, Bearsden.

Local buildings will be open this Saturday to allow people to explore the hidden heritage on their doorstep and find out what goes on inside.

Milngavie’s Clober Farm, a 280 year old C-listed property which was bequethed to Spinal Injuries Scotland to be used as holiday accomodation for people with spinal injuries, will be open on Doors Open Day - Saturday, September 13.

The 21st century new-build Douglas Academy in Milngavie will also be open from 10am to 1pm.

The building opened in 2009 to provide modern, bright and spacious facilities fit for purpose.

It has extensive indoor and outdoor sports areas including a large games hall and fitness suite and a modern library and performance area.

Tours will be on a first come first served basis with the last one commencing at 12.15pm. There will also be music recitals by pupils of the Douglas Academy Music School, art work and local history displays.

Kilmardinny House in Bearsden, built in the 1800s, will be open from 10am to 4pm and Kilmardinny Music Circle will announce its new season the same day by inviting everyone to come and play.

This is a day of music making with guests from the Bearsden and Milngavie Youth Orchestra (BMYO) and guitar students from the area. There will be open orchestral and guitar workshops, rehearsals and masterclasses culminating in a short afternoon concert. All orchestral instruments and guitars welcome - grade 2 and upwards. Registration from 9.45am and the closing concert is at 3pm. Admission free.