Cell doors among many being thrown open to the public

Trip to the cells can be arranged this week….

THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART building on the Altyre Estate and Elgin’s Sheriff Court Building are just two who will throw open their doors to the public on Saturday.

The ever popular Doors Open Day has come around again with its annual celebration of architecture and heritage – meaning several historic buildings will open their doors to welcome in the public for this one day as part of Doors Open Day Scotland.

Highlights this year include Cluny House, the Findhorn Foundation, Pluscarden Church of Scotland and many churches across the region from Tomintoul to Keith. The public will also have an opportunity to see behind the scenes at a museum when the Falconer in Forres opens its storeroom to the public.

Many of the tours will include children’s quizzes and additional events to make it a family day out.

Alan MacBeth from Moray Council is working with the Doors Open Team Scotland to put on the day across Moray said: “This is a great opportunity to explore some of these beautiful buildings when the doors are open wide and you can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome.

“See behind the scenes at Elgin Sheriff Court and admire the views from the Covesea Lighthouse. Take time to visit the Findhorn Foundation and visit some of our churches and admire the amazing workmanship in the stone carvings.

“Due to the limited size of some of the venues advance booking is required so do please check times, availability and any special instructions on the website to avoid disappointment. Covesea lighthouse have already booked all their 48 places for the day.”

For details of buildings open throughout Moray and dates and times throughout Scotland see www.facebook.com/Moray-Doors-Open-Day-2017  or visit the website www.moray.gov.uk/doorsopenday.