Doors Open Days - Fife Central

Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Fife! This year's events in Fife Central will be held on selected dates in September!

Doors Open Days - Fife Central

About Doors Open Days - Fife Central

Doors Open Days is a national event run by the Scottish Civic Trust. Information about the national programme, including event listings, can be found at www.doorsopendays.org.uk.

2021 Programme - Fife Central - Selected dates 4th to 12th September

ADAM SMITH HERITAGE CENTRE, KIRKCALDY
12 September 2021
Adam Smith Global Foundation offers you an opportunity to explore their exciting Heritage Centre and Timeline, created to celebrate Kirkcaldy’s most famous son. Come along and enjoy the exhibition and hear about our exciting plans for the latest phase of this Birthplace Initiative including the garden and enterprise projects.

AUCHTERTOOL HOUSE, AUCHTERTOOL
12 September 2021
As part of the Fife Fax Festival you are invited to Auchtertool house for tea and chats in the grounds and to see a display of your hosts discoveries of damask and linen work from yesteryear.

BURNTISLAND HERITAGE TRUST
11 September 2021
Burntisland Heritage present "Burntisland Through the Ages" an exhibition featuring the heritage trails within the town and the surrounding area. The exhibition comprises over 100 images displaying the town's built, social, industrial and natural heritage. Burntisland Burgh Chambers, a B Listed complex of buildings dating from 1843, houses a fine collection of 18th and 19th century art works relating to the town will also be open for guided tours tours (subject to any restrictions at the time) of the Council Chambers. Magistrate's Room and Robing Room.

BURNTISLAND PARISH CHURCH
11 & 12 September 2021
Visit this 16th century church which was one of the first built in Scotland after the Reformation. Its square plan is unique, with its hand painted ceiling and gallery panels and the pews on four sides with the pulpit and Communion Table in the centre . In1601 because of plague in Edinburgh King James VI held the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland within its walls. In 1909 Andrew Carnegie visited the church and gifted the organ which still in use today.

DYSART St CLAIR PARISH CHURCH
12 September 2021
There is only one example of Charles Rennie MacIntosh’s work on the east coast of Scotland and it can be seen in Dysart St Clair Church of Scotland. The murals will be on show from 12 noon, after the morning service.

KIRKCALDY ~ FLAX HERITAGE WALKS
4th & 11 September 2021
As part of Fife's Flax Festival a series of guide walks will be run in conjunction with an exhibition and talks at the former Abden Linen Works in Links Street

KIRKCALDY ~ STOCKS LINEN WORKS
4 & 11 September 2021
This year inaugurates Scotland’s first Flax and Linen Festival. The Festival Exhibition is in the former Stocks Linen Factory and includes exhibitions and displays of designs in flax fibre and linen from across the nation. With a regular series of Exhibition Talks and an allied series of Walks and Workshops, this fascinating building forms a perfect hub for this new Festival.

KIRKCALDY OLD KIRK & GRAVEYARD
11 & 12 September 2021
Visit the oldest building in Kirkcaldy in continuous use and enjoy the glorious stained glass windows by Burne-Jones and William Morris, John Clark and Crear McCartney. Climb the 15th century bell tower for impressive views over Kirkcaldy and out to sea. Tour the historic graveyard for "Stories from Stones" about the butler who became Provost because of a whale, the heroic teacher who fell through the ice and witness re-enactments of the last fatal duel in Scotland.

LAW'S CLOSE, KIRKCALDY
12 September 2021
Law’s Close, known locally as “The Merchants House” is a Category ‘A’ listed building and one of the best preserved 16th century town houses in Scotland. The building dates from the 1500’s and is considered one of the finest surviving examples of a house of this type. After becoming redundant and falling into disrepair, the building was restored by Scottish Historic Buildings Trust after an extensive repair programme. Re-opened in 2005 it now offers comfortable and unique office accommodation.

MARKINCH ~ FLAX HERITAGE WALK
11 September 2021
Welcome to Markinch, an ancient capital of Fife and 350 year old Burgh which also played its part in Fife’s Industrial development too. Starting at an informative display at the 252 Memorial Hall, this Walk has flax and linen heritage at heart. It takes us via a ‘lint pond ’and ‘bleaching greens’, past the home of her local ‘stamp master’, along the old railway and bridges over the Leven. Help us gather more of Our Linen Stories by sharing your memories of vanished landscapes as we walk and talk.

PLATFORM STUDIOS, BURNTISLAND
19 September 2021
Come to the Platform Studios housed in the Edwardian station buildings of Burntisland. Located in the restored and refurbished waiting room come along for poetry readings and demonstrations of loom working as part of Fife Flax Festival.

SILVERBIRN FLAX MILL
4 & 11 September 2021
Silverburn Park’s 19thC B Listed Flax Mill is in a poor condition and on the Buildings at Risk Register. However this mill is an important survivor of Fife’s industrial heritage. Arguably the best remaining example of its kind it is now being regenerated to bring it back to life as a visitor centre with hostel rooms, a café, artist studios and retail outlets.

St. DROSTAN'S, MARKINCH
12 September 2021
St Drostan's is one of the earliest buildings in Scotland that has been in continuous use since its construction in the early decades of the 12th century. Believed to have been constructed by a powerful member of the MacDuff family, the church tower may have served as defended family sanctuary as well as a place of devotion The research into the history and fabric of the structure continues and a new video presentation of the current work and discoveries will be available on line for DOD 2021.

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Doors Open Day - Custom House, Leith

25th September 2021
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Custom House is delighted to open its doors again to the public on Saturday 25th September from 10am - 4pm.
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Doors Open Days - Edinburgh

Doors Open Days - Edinburgh

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