Doors open across county

This Saturday, venues across Midlothian will be opening their doors for the annual Doors Open Day event .

Buildings across Scotland which are not open to the public, or which normally charge for entry, open their doors free of charge to visitors.

More than 30 venues throughout Midlothian will be participating in this year’s Doors Open Day.

A number of venues are taking part for the first time this year – including free DAME Craft workshops at Dalkeith Arts Centre and the chance to take an unforgettable evening bat walk around Vogrie Country Park.

Councillor Owen Thompson, Midlothian Council’s deputy leader, said: “This year’s programme boasts a fantastic range of opportunities to savour Midlothian’s fascinating cultural and historical heritage.

“It’s sure to be a great day out for all the family. I am also delighted to see so many new venues taking part for the first time.”

New venues participating include St Mungo’s Church, Penicuik Town Hall, The Lost Garden of Penicuik, Lodge Rosslyn St Clair No 606 and the Wildlife Information Centre. The full programme is available at