There is still time to take part in the Doors Open Days in Clackmannanshire this weekend (23 and 24 September). In this Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology we will be celebrating a range of buildings, as well as archaeological and industrial landmarks.
Special events in Clackmannan will include Heritage Trail Walks and performances of Tales of Clackmannan by members of the talented Walking Theatre Company. There will be guided tours of Clackmannan and Sauchie Towers and a display of memorabilia relating to Bonnie Prince Charlie in Alloa Tower. New heritage walks exploring the former Alloa House estate and Alloa Wagon Way, generated by the work of the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative project A Tale of Two Estates, will also take place.
St Mungo's Parish Church in Alloa and Clackmannan Parish Church are celebrating their bicentenaries, while Sauchie and Coalsnaughton Parish Church is commemorating its 175th anniversary and will have a special exhibition of wedding dresses on display. Many other properties and sites are also featured, including Alva Ice House, Alva Old Kirkyard, as well as Tullibole Castle, near Crook of Devon, which is taking part in the programme for the first time.
There are still places available on the tours of Clackmannan Tower and to see the Tales of Clackmannan on 24th. The tower tours should be booked by calling 01324 831568 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 12 noon on Friday 22nd September. Tales of Clackmannan should be booked by calling 01259 219473 or emailing email@example.com, if possible by 12 noon on Friday 22nd September.
Full details of the times of tours and performances are available on the website www.doorsopendays.org.uk as well as in the programme booklet, which is available in all libraries as well as on the Doors Open Days page on www.clacks.gov.uk.