Residents and visitors have a chance to discover some of Deeside’s hidden heritage as Aberdeenshire Doors Open Days arrive in the area.
Have you ever wondered what Ballogie House looks like inside, or wanted to see behind the scenes at Banchory Fire Station?
On Saturday and Sunday September 19 and 20, more than 25 fascinating buildings from Crathes to Braemar will welcome visitors through their doors for free to discover more about the stories behind these wonderful places: from restored train stations to castles, from churches to a traditional highland ‘fermtoun’.
Doors Open Day is a national event run by the Scottish Civic Trust with the council’s Economic Development service coordinating it in Aberdeenshire.
It gives access to hundreds of fascinating buildings across Scotland, including some normally closed to the public.
An Information Hub will operate from the Victory Hall in Aboyne where you’ll be able to find out more about what to see and do over the Doors Open Days weekend.
You can get detailed directions to venues and see a variety of heritage-related displays in the hall including Visit Royal Deeside, North East Scotland Preservation Trust, the council’s Built Heritage and Archaeology teams, and many more.