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West Lothian Doors Open Days

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Doors Open Days

Linlithgow Civic Trust is the co-ordinator of Doors Open Days in West Lothian

Doors Open Days is organised nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust

After six successful years, we hope to make 2017 even better!

Linlithgow Civic Trust has organised West Lothian’s Doors Open Days since 2011 and we look forward to doing so for a seventh time in 2017. The dates are 9 and 10 September 2017, to coincide (as we have always done) with Linlithgow Folk Festival. The overlap has been mutually advantageous – well exemplified on sunny afternoons when building visitors have mingled with the audience at music sessions.

We have a varied programme once again in 2017, including the Regal Community Theatre and Blackburn House in Bathgate, Canal House and Crossview Studios in Linlithgow, and a number of ecclesiastical properties of interest including St Michael's Parish Church in Linlithgow and Abercorn Parish Church. Of particular interest will be the chance to see Annet House and Garden for the last time before it closes it's doors and the Museum moves to its new home at the Linlithgow Partnership Centre. Bruce Jamieson, Linlithgow's eminent local historian, is providing a one and half hour walking tour of Linlithgow Cemetry at Braehead, visiting many of the characters who feature in "A Parade of Provosts", Bruce's new book published earlier in 2017.

Doors Opening Across Scotland

The Scottish Civic Trust co-ordinates Doors Open Days which takes place throughout Scotland and is part of European Heritage Days. Information about the National Programme can be found in the Scottish Civic Trust's website at -