Warm welcome awaits you at Doors Open Day

If you would like to find out more about the history behind some of the district’s iconic buildings then don’t miss Doors Open Day.

The annual event takes place on Saturday, September 14.

A number of new venues are taking part this year, as well as some long standing contributors.

Themes include railways and the “Year of Natural Scotland” ‑ an event with something for all the family, including boat trips, walks, tours and more.

There will be guided tours from 1pm to 4pm to learn more about Mugdock Castle’s colourful history and an outdoor barbecue.

This is arguably the second most important castle in the region after Stirling.

The castle’s age is indeterminate although the present castle was first mentioned in a vellum document dated August 24, 1372.

Meanwhile, Milngavie Heritage Centre has organised an exhibition of 150 years of Milngavie Railway Station, with documents and photographs of the Milngavie branch railway line and station, which opened in 1863.

The exhibition will takes place from 10am to 4pm in Milngavie Town Hall, Station Road.

You can also enjoy a leisurely walk through Milngavie with Andrew Summers and Iain Lilias, taking in some of the area’s best loved heritage sites as depicted in the new Milngavie Heritage Trail leaflet designed by local historian Bob Hood. The walk starts at Milngavie Town Hall at 1pm.

And the Lillie Art Gallery on Station Road will be showcasing the skills of local professional artist Hamish Montgomery with an exhibition of his landscape paintings from 10am to 4pm. Free parking and wheelchair access.