Your Doors Open Days Experiences: Part 1

There’s nothing we like better here at Doors Open Days HQ than hearing all about your great DOD experiences. Today I’m going to share some of your fantastic blog posts, articles and pictures from this year’s Doors Open Days. Stay tuned for more of these posts as we’ve got lots of blogs and articles to share – if you’ve written something and would like us to include it in the next post, please leave us a comment below!

Photo (c) Andy, Music Scramble

Andy’s Roundup on Music Scramble gives a great insight into what it’s like volunteering as a guide for Doors Open Days. Andy took visitors round Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom to tell them all about this history of this fascinating venue – plus he got to hear lots of the visitors’ own stories too! Read all about it here.

Emmett’s blog post on Trying To Be An Architect takes us round a couple of brilliant Edinburgh DOD venues. Emmett visited St Bernard’s Well, designed by Alexander Naysmith in the style of a Roman temple and built in 1789, and the Allotment Hut, a much newer addition to the city designed by Sutherland Hussey. Read all about it here.

Photo (c) Louise Brown, The Little Things

Louise also had a look around some Edinburgh buildings whilst she was visiting the city, and posted about it on The Little Things. She visited the City Chambers which had great views of Edinburgh, as well as the Assembly Rooms with those beautiful glittering chandeliers! Read all about it here.

The Dutch Gable House, Greenock, opened their doors as part of this year’s DOD and they wrote up a little post about it on their blog, Identity. Around 700 people visited the Dutch Gable House and were treated to live music, stories, information about the history of the building, new digital displays and more! Read all about it here.

Photo (c) Adrian Higson, Higson Architecture

Adrian shared some photos from Glasgow Doors Open Days over on the Higson Architecture blog. He visited both the Mackintosh Church in Maryhill and the Maggie’s Centre at Gartnavel Hospital – two very different buildings but both were great to visit and had fantastic volunteer guides! Read all about it here.

Ellen wrote a fantastic post on In A Bundance about Glasgow Airport which was open as part of Renfrewshire’s Doors Open Days. She took the kids along to explore behind the scenes and found out lots of interesting airport facts; did you know all the mirrors in the airport are actually one-way glass used to keep an eye on passengers? Read all about it here.

And finally for today’s post, Healthy Edinburgh takes us through a whopping nine venues which they were able to visit during Edinburgh’s DOD weekend. There’s everything from Georgian mansions to a printmaking studio, and an auction house to a private mews house! Read all about it here.

Remember to subscribe to the blog to keep up to date with our posts, as we’ll be sharing some more of your write-ups and photos very soon. If you’ve got something you’d love us to share, just leave a comment below and let us know all about it!


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Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free annual architectural event. It is coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust.
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