29 August 2017
To celebrate the launch of Doors Open Days 2017 and its own
50th anniversary, the Scottish Civic Trust has invited
writers, artists, architects, academics and members of the public
to nominate theirfavourite Scottish door.
The 50 Favourite Scottish Doors nominated include:
- Door of Blackness Library, Dundee, nominated by author A.L.
- Door at Iona Abbey, nominated by Professor Tom Devine
- Archway at St Nicholas Church, Aberdeen, nominated by chef Nick
- Door of Colbost Folk Museum, Isle of Skye, nominated by
professional street trials rider, Danny MasAskill
- Glasgow Women's Library and its open door approach, nominated
by architect, Jude Barbour
- Door to the Burrell Collection, Glasgow, nominated by Scottish
Civic Trust director, John Pelan
All the nominations can be found at
The list will be completed on 1st September when the
national programme for Doors Open Days 2017 is launched at 11am on
Friday 1st September at the Botanic Cottage, Royal
Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
Doors Open Daysis coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic
Trust and is part of European Heritage Days alongside Scottish
Archaeology Month, coordinated by Archaeology Scotland. Both
are supported by Historic Environment Scotland. Doors Open
Days 2017 is also supported by Aberdeen Standard Investments Ltd
and Festival of Architecture 2017.
For further information contact Nicola Godsal: tel 0141 221 1466
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographs from the launch will be available at www.doorsopendays.org.uk
from the afternoon of Friday 1st September.