DOORS are reopening for this year’s annual Doors Open Days in Inverclyde.
The annual event, which encourages people to discover Inverclyde by visiting places and buildings of interest for free, went online last year due to the coronavirus pandemic but the easing of restrictions means in-person activities make a welcome return.
The local programme is organised by Inverclyde Council and also includes a variety of virtual tours and guided walks during the weekend of Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September to ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Among the in-person events are tours of: the iconic, award-winning Wemyss Bay Railway Station; Greenock’s famous ‘Toon Kirk’, Wellpark Mid Kirk; Port Glasgow and Central libraries; and the recently-refurbished, council-owned Greenock Art Club located in Gourock Park.
Virtual events include a look behind the scenes of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenock, Old Gourock and Ashton Parish and Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Church.
A new addition to this year’s programme is walking tours of war graves at Greenock Cemetery – the largest war cemetery in Scotland – on Saturday 11 September led by the War Graves Commission, although places are very limited and on must be booked.
Provost Martin Brennan, who is also vice-convener of education and communities, said: “We have so much to offer so it’s fabulous that people can once again discover Inverclyde in-person thanks to Doors Open Days.
“It’s another packed programme of things to do and see in the flesh or online which means it caters for people of all ages and abilities.
“Best of all, Doors Open Days is completely free so I hope people take advantage and enjoy what is shaping up to be a brilliant weekend of events and activities.”
Places are limited on all walks and must be booked on Eventbrite, links will be on the website.
To book places and find out more, visit www.doorsopendays.org.uk.