Mugdock Castle, Kilmardinny House and many more welcome you on Doors Open Day


To celebrate Doors Open Day, all across East Dunbartonshire people will be allowed access to hundreds of buildings and attractions, not normally open to the public.

On Saturday, September 14 there will be events and activities focussed around 23 historic local buildings and venues such as libraries, churches, halls and houses.

There will also be outdoor activities including guided walks and boat trips.

Scott Hill, Vice Chair of the East Dunbartonshire Culture & Leisure Trust, believes the programme provides something for everyone.

He said: “Doors Open Day in East Dunbartonshire is family friendly with something for all ages.

“Our programme centres around a railway theme as well as celebrating the Year of Natural Scotland. A number of new venues are open this year as well as some long standing contributors.”

The Programme includes: Kilmardinny House Arts Centre, once one of the most significant residences in Bearsden, will be offering a tour of the house, grounds and nearby Kilmardinny Loch.

The Lillie Art Gallery will be showcasing the talents of local artist Hamish Montgomery in the art of landscape painting.

Visit a ‘Green Home’ in Bearsden to see for yourself the benefits of solar power energy.

There’s a treat in store for all railway enthusiasts in the shape of photographic and historic railway memorabilia, plus various guided walks throughout East Dunbartonshire.

Mugdock Castle is offering a tour and colourful insight into the building’s rich history followed by an outdoor BBQ. To celebrate natural energy, specialist advisors will be on hand to provide free, impartial advice.

Kirkintilloch Industry Trail depicts industries of Kirkintilloch from the embankment between Southbank & Hillhead. See cast objects designed by local children.

Caurnie Soaperie in Kirkintilloch will be opening its doors to allow visitors a behind the scenes look at the World’s last operating cold processing method of soap-making.

Mr Hill added: “Doors Open Day has proved popular over the years and with the range and quality of this year’s programme I am sure it will once again be attractive to local people and visitors to the area.”

There are further details of everything that’s going on in East Dunbartonshire on September 14, in the Doors Open Day 2013 brochure on the homepage of the Trust website at