​​​​​​​Doors Open Day offers glimpse of past and future in East Dunbartonshire


Wednesday, 9 August, 2017


Open doors to the past, present and future at a variety of iconic locations in East Dunbartonshire.doors open day poster

That's the offer ahead of Doors Open Day 2017 - which takes place locally on Saturday 9 September.

This is the 19th year that East Dunbartonshire has taken part in the Scotland-wide event and there are a range of buildings and events in the 2017 programme - including the chance for an advance look at the rejuvenated Kirkintilloch Town Hall.

All activities are free, but please note that you must book where places are limited.

** Please note - tours of Kirkintilloch Town Hall are now fully booked. **

The programme - organised by East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture (EDLC) with support from the Council - includes:


  • The Glasgow Academy (formerly Atholl Preparatory School) - 10am-1pm
  • Milngavie Heritage Centre - ‘Railway to Milngavie’ Exhibition - 10am-4pm
  • Douglas Academy - 10am-1pm
  • Milngavie Railway Walk - leaves from Milngavie Heritage Centre at 10.30am.


  • St Andrew’s RC Church - 50th Anniversary - 10am-4pm
  • New Kilpatrick Parish Church - 11am-2pm
  • Arts Centre Tour - ‘The Story So Far’ - Kilmardinny House - 11.15am tour and noon (approx.) walk to Hub/Library
  • Family Fun Workshop - ‘Print A Postcard’ - Kilmardinny House - 11am-noon workshop.


  • St Mary’s Parish Church - 10am-4pm
  • Kirkintilloch Harbour Walk - leaves from The Park Centre, 45 Kerr Street at 2.30pm
  • Forth & Clyde Canal Society, Kirkintilloch - 10am-4pm
  • The Park Centre - 10am-noon


  • Cawder House & Estate - 3.30pm (walk leaves from canal bridge on Cawder Road)
  • John Kay Print Exhibition at Huntershill Village - 'The Times of Thomas Muir' - 10am-4pm
  • Springfield Cambridge Church & Halls - 1pm-4pm
  • Cadder Parish Church - 10am-4pm.


  • Parish Church And Watch House - 2pm-4pm.


  • St Cyprian’s Church - 10am-1pm.

Councillor Jim Gibbons, Convener of the Place, Neighbourhood and Corporate Assets Committee, said, "I hope as many people as possible take the opportunity to enjoy this year's programme, which offers a range of visits, tours and walks in East Dunbartonshire.

"We have been involved in Doors Open Day for almost 20 years and it has proven to be a very popular celebration of local history and heritage."

Sandy Marshall, Vice Chair of EDLC Trust, said, "I'm delighted that a number of new venues are included in the 2017 programme, which ties in with the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

"All of the events are free, but please note that you will have to book some in advance - particularly the tours of Kirkintilloch Town Hall."

For further information on local events, phone 0141 777 3143, e-mail culture@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or visit the website - www.edlc.co.uk

  • Leaflets are available from libraries, the Auld Kirk Museum, Lillie Art Gallery and participating venues.
  • Doors Open Day is co-ordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust, with support from Historic Scotland and Event Scotland.
  • For details of national events, visit www.doorsopendays.org.uk

For more on Doors Open Day, a brochure is available with full details of all local events

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