Renfrewshire Council

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Explore Renfrewshire's hidden architectural gems and fascinating venues at Doors Open Days this weekend

Venues all over Renfrewshire are preparing to throw open their doors and invite people to delve deeper into their history.

Doors Open Days - Scotland's largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment, old and new - takes place this weekend, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September.

More than 50 buildings across Renfrewshire - many of which do not normally allow access to what's going on behind the scenes - will welcome people of all ages, and share interesting stories on Renfrewshire's history and heritage.

Activities will take place in Paisley, Renfrew, Linwood, Johnstone, Lochwinnoch, Kilbarchan, Bridge of Weir, Houston, Erskine and Inchinnan.

New venues introduced across Renfrewshire this year include - Brediland Allotments, Grow in Glenburn, Fountain Gardens, PACE, Paisley Florist Society Gardening Club, Renfrewshire Witch Hunt Experience, Wellmeadow Bowling Club, Renfrew Association of Growers & Gardeners, Renfrew Police office, Renfrew North Parish Church and Johnstone Credit Union.

A group of intrepid individuals will also be going underground on a tour of Paisley's medieval Abbey Drain. Places on this year's tour were decided by a ballot.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Doors Open Day nationally, with more than 1000 buildings set to open across the country.

Renfrewshire Provost Lorraine Cameron will be visiting a few of the venues on Saturday. 

Doors Open Days is coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust and is part of European Heritage Days supported by Historic Environment Scotland.

Visitors are being encouraged to share their Doors Open Days photos on social media using  #DODSCOT

A full list of venues can be viewed online at https://paisley.is/featured_event/renfrewshire-doors-open-days/

For a look forward to what's coming up across Renfrewshire visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events or www.paisley.is

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