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Doors Open Day 14 and 15 September 2013

Unlock the doors and enter into Doors Open Days, Open Gates and Angus Heritage Week

Angus Council has a bumper year lined up for Doors Open Day, which is held throughout Scotland on varying weekends throughout September. This is Scotland's contribution to "European Heritage Days" and sees the simultaneous opening of thousands of buildings across Europe.

Doors Open Day allows members of the public the opportunity to see inside some buildings that are not normally accessible. It gives people the opportunity, free of charge, to take a look at some of the cultural and historical buildings that Angus is lucky enough to be home to.

Remember some buildings are by booked tours only and therefore you are asked to check the individual building by clicking on the links below.

Open Gates will run over the weekend of 14 and 15 September and will allow the opportunity to visit some of the gardens of Angus.

Angus Council is also hosting Heritage Week which will run from 13 to 20 September. Full details of what is on through Angus Heritage Week can be found at and on the Angus Heritage facebook page. Take a look at both programmes and see exactly what Angus has to offer and allow you to get to know your roots.

At a glance Doors Open Days Programme:

Property Days Open
Angus Saturday 14 September Sunday 15 September
Angus Council Leisure Services
Arbroath Saturday 14 September Sunday 15 September
Abbey Theatre, Arbroath 12.00 – 4.00pm 12.00 – 4.00pm
Hospitalfield House and Gardens, Arbroath** 11.00am - 4.00pm 11.00am - 4.00pm
Fire Station, Arbroath 10.00am - 1.00pm 10.00am - 1.00pm
H.O.P.E. Garden 11.00am - 4.00pm
Lifeboat Station, Arbroath   11.00am - 4.00pm
ROCS Museum, Arbroath Pre-bookable tours only Tel 07791 395976 Pre-bookable tours only Tel 07791 395976
Sheriff Court 11.00am - 2.00pm  
Mortuary Chapel 11.00am - 3.00pm  
St Thomas of Canterbury RC Church 10.00am - 4.00pm  
Arbirlot and Carmyllie Churches 10.00am - 4.00pm 11.00am - 4.00pm
The Webster Memorial Theatre Pre-bookable tours only Tel 01241 435800 Pre-bookable tours only Tel 01241 435800
Kinnaird Castle   Pre-bookable tours only Tel 01674 810240
Pictavia 9.00am – 5.00pm 10.00am – 5.00 pm
Stracathro House Walled Garden Tel 01674 840048  
Dibble Tree Theatre   Pre-bookable tours only Tel 01241 411359 or 07793 447961
Angus Archives, Restenneth Priory, by Forfar 10.00am - 4.00pm  
Balmashanner War Memorial 10.30am - 3.30pm 10.30am - 3.30pm
East & Old Parish Church 10am – 4pm 12noon - 4pm
(weekly worship is from 11am - 12noon)
Forfar Castle Pre-bookable tours only Tel 01307 476482  
Forfar Sheriff Court 11.00am – 2.00pm  
Guide Dog Training School 11.00am - 4.00pm  
Glamis Manse Pictish Stone Pre-bookable tours only Tel 01828 640612 Pre-bookable tours only Tel 01828 640612
James F Stephen Architects 10.00am - 4.00pm  
Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club 10.00am – 4.00pm 10.00am – 4.00pm
Airlie Monument, Cortachy   12.00 – 6.00pm
Cortachy Castle, Cortachy   Pre-bookable tours only Tel 01575 570108
House of Memories 10.00am - 12noon
2.00pm – 4.00pm
10.00am - 12noon
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Logie Schoolhouse, Logie, by Montrose 10.00am - 4.00pm 10.00am - 4.00pm
Dunninald Gardens   2.00pm – 5.00pm
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre 10.00am - 4.00pm 12noon - 4.00pm
The William Lamb Studio 10.30am – 4.30pm  

Important Note

**Free admission and access to Hospitalfield House however a charge will apply if you wish to undertake a designated tour

Although admission to all participating buildings is free, visitors enter at their own risk. Neither sponsors nor participants are responsible for any accidents or damage incurred.

If you require more information on this or any further matters relating to Doors Open Day 2013 please contact: -

Angus Council’s Natural & Built Environment, by emailing or by telephoning 01307 473265

Doors Open Day is organised in conjunction with Scottish Civic Trust as part of European Heritage Days. This also includes Scottish Archaeological Month (SAM) events that are also due to take place in the month of September. Details of the SAM events can be found by visiting the Council of Scottish Archaeology website at

Details of the other Doors Open Day events throughout Scotland can be found at

Angus Heritage Week details are available at and on facebook