Doors Open Days

Linlithgow Civic Trust

West Lothian Doors Open Days

Doors Open Days 2019 LeafletDoors Open Days2021 dates confirmed!

11-12 September 2021


Linlithgow Civic Trust (LCT) is the co-ordinator of Doors Open Days in West Lothian.

Doors Open Days is organised nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust.

West Lothian Doors Open Days event for 2021 will be a hybrid event with a few venues opening their doors for in-person visits, others preferring to contribute in a digital only fashion. Some are doing both.

It will be particularly pleasing to welcome visitors back into some buildings for in-person events again this year so we can all reconnect with our neighbours and some of our local places after what has been a difficult and challenging time for us all.

All the details you need will be uploaded onto the Doors Open Days website in advance of the weekend - see

Many of our usual venues have signed up to take part again this year one way or another. There will of course be lots of additional content from other areas too. If needs be, you will again be able to enjoy all that this year's festival has to offer from the comfort and safety of your home!

Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free cultural festival. It celebrates the built environment and, in normal times, would give free access to around 1,000 venues across the country throughout September, every year.

Doors Open Days is coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust with annual support from Historic Environment Scotland. Local area programmes are co-ordinated by a network of local authorities, heritage consultancies, civic societies and heritage groups who are in turn supported by a large number of volunteers, businesses, community organisations and building owners. The Scottish scheme forms part of ‘European Heritage Days’.

Linlithgow Civic Trust has organised West Lothian’s Doors Open Days since 2011 and is proud to be doing so again in 2021. 

To give you a flavour of what has been on offer in the area in the past, the programme for 2019 can be downloaded below.

  •  Download the 2019 Doors Open Days Leaflet (1.3 Mb PDF)

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 -

  •  Doors Open Days - National Homepage