1 August 2017
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration the
Scottish Civic Trust is inviting everyone from celebrities to
members of the public to nominate their favourite Scottish
door. For fifty consecutive days this summer,
we will celebrate a favourite door to a Scottish building.
Find out what happened behind each door to make it so special
in people's lives - Granny's house? First holiday? Best gig?
School? Favourite castle? Even a pub?
Celebrities, professionals, sporting stars and politicians are
just some of the people being asked to nominate a door and tell us
why the building behind this door is so significant to them and
perhaps taking a selfie with the door or including a drawing or
even a poem!
Martin Gilbert, Chief Executive of AAM, has
kicked things off with nomination of two doors: the former Pupils
House at Robert Gordon's College, which brings back great memories
and where members of his family also attend, and the Royal and
Ancient Clubhouse in St Andrews the home of golf, a sport he loves
to play to unwind and relax.
Chef Nick Nairn has nominated the archway in
Aberdeen's St Nicholas Church which leads into a chapel and
memorial for the victims of the Piper Alpha disaster in and
singer, songwriter Fiona Kennedy
OBE has nominated the front door of Fyvie Castle in
Aberdeenshire which has the biggest key she has ever
seen! Author A.L. Kennedy has
nominated the large double doors to Blackness Library in Perth
while historian Tom Devine has nominated the door
of Iona Abbey through which he led his daughter on her wedding
The Scottish Civic Trust is linking the fifty doors through its
Doors Open Days Twitter feed (@DoorsOpenDays) and Facebook
pages (/dodscotland), as well as publishing each day's
chosen door on the home page of the Doors Open Days website and the
News page. 50 Favourite Scottish Doorscounts down to the
launch ofDoors Open Days 2017 on Friday 1st September at The
Botanic Cottage, RBGE, winner of Scottish Civic Trust My Place
Award 2017. Day one was Friday 14th July and day fifty
is Friday 1st September.
The list of people we have asked to nominate their favourite
door includes actors, musicians, artists, architects, politicians,
historians, My Place Photography Competition winners, My Place
Awards winners, athletes, writers, entrepreneurs but anyone can get
involved by submitting nomination online at
For any further information contact
Tel 0141 221 1466 or