We hope you are excited about visiting many local attractions during Doors Open Day, 10th-11th September this year in Stirling. Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free annual architectural event. Every weekend in September you can explore hundreds of fascinating buildings across Scotland. Many are normally closed to the public. Some open up once a year some just once in a lifetime. Discover the inspiring architecture, places and spaces right on your doorstep or explore a new part of the country.
Find out what venues are participating in Stirling via the link here or viewing the booklet here https://issuu.com/stirling/docs/doors_open_day_2016_/1
Engine Shed exterior (Source – Sophie McGovern, FFtF)
What is the Engine Shed?
Currently undergoing conversion, The Engine Shed will become Scotland’s Building Conservation Centre. Once up and running, the centre will be a dynamic and creative space with a full programme of interactive activities and exhibitions to allow people to fully explore the historic structures around them.
Originally part of a late 19th century military depot, The Engine Shed has been empty and unused since the 1990s. Come along and learn how Historic Environment Scotland are maintaining and converting the building
What is happening at The Engine Shed at Doors Open Day?
Children and adults of all ages can have a go at the techniques we use to protect Scotland’s historic structures. Visitors can also try their hand at traditional craft skills such as stain glass working and stone masonry, as well as discover what some of the artefacts recovered from Scotland’s most famous sites can reveal about our dynamic heritage.
Click on the video above to see what happened last year.
The TBHC Team will be based at The Engine Shed during 10th-11th September.
If you are an existing member come on down and say hello- we are here to answer any questions you may have. Also, if you have a friend or neighbour who may be interested in the scheme bring them along!
There will be a competition to win a year’s free membership- you could be the lucky winner!