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Banffshire Coast News

Aberdeenshire doors swing open - Doors Open Day 2017

Doors in both North and South Aberdeenshire will swing wide open on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September, 2017, in celebration of ‘Doors Open Day’.

This year’s Aberdeenshire Doors Open Day will be focused in South Aberdeenshire. Spanning Kincardine, Mearns & Lower Deeside and will be held on Saturday 16th September.

If the architectural jewels of the South Shire aren’t enough, in celebration of the Scottish Government’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, Sunday 17th September will see Portsoy, Banff, Fraserburgh and Macduff taking up the Doors Open mantle.

On Sunday the 17th September it will be the North’s turn to shine. If you have ever wondered what it was like to work in a meal mill, then wonder no more as Sandhaven’s meal mill will be open for you to take a look around. In Portsoy you will have the opportunity to turn your hand to woodworking in the newly completed boatbuilding shed. Or if you would like to catch sight of a magnificent view then why not climb to the top of the Macduff War memorial and cast your eye over the magnificent Banffshire coastline and the towns of Banff and Macduff?

Vice-chairman of the committee, Cllr John Cox, said: “It is a great idea to highlight both the North and South of the Shire in this way and thankfully a detailed leaflet has been produced with maps, facts and other useful information such as parking details and most importantly where refreshments will be available!

“Each venue will be doing something different, some will be offering tours others will only be open at specific times, so please check the leaflet, which is available on the council’s website, or visit the council’s Facebook page.”

If you are heading out this Doors Open Weekend then please let us know by posting on our Facebook page with your photos and anecdotes! https://www.facebook.com/AberdeenshireDoorsOpenDays/

Across the Shire 38 properties will be taking part in Doors Open 2017 and a full listing of all the venues taking part is available on the website. Some will be offering tours, others exhibitions, some refreshments, and others with great activities for the kids!

Brochures have been distributed across Aberdeen City and Shire, and we look forward to seeing you out and about! 

Further information is available on our website http://bit.ly/ShireDoD17 and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AberdeenshireDoorsOpenDays/

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