Parliamentary motion looks ahead to Doors Open Day in Edinburgh 2017.

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSP for Lothian, is encouraging city residents and visitors to the area to visit some of the Capital’s finest buildings which will open their doors to the public for free next month as part of Doors Open Day 2017. Over the weekend of 23rd and 24th September 134 buildings in Edinburgh and a further 7 in East Lothian, many of which are not usually open to the public, are taking part in Doors Open Day which has again been organised by the Cockburn Association. Miles has commended their work in arranging Doors Open Day in a Parliamentary motion lodged today.

Speaking today Miles said:

“ I commend the Cockburn Association for their excellent work in once again organising Doors Open Day which is now in its 27th year and pay tribute to all the volunteers who enable the public to access so many buildings in the city over Doors Open Day weekend.

“ It has become a firm favourite with many people in the city, allowing residents and tourists to get the chance to explore some of the hidden architectural gems in the Capital. With over 130 buildings available to visit over the weekend there is a huge choice on offer and something to interest everyone.

“ I encourage as many people as possible to take advantage of the opportunities offered by Doors Open Day over the 23rd and 24th of September.”


* Please see below a copy of Miles’ motion as tabled today.

Motion Number: S5M-07331
Lodged By: Miles Briggs
Date Lodged: 29/08/2017

Title: Doors Open Day in Edinburgh 2017

Motion Text:

That the Parliament congratulates The Cockburn Association on organising 2017’s Doors Open Day in Edinburgh and East Lothian, which will take place on 23-24 September 2017; understands that Doors Open Day provides people with a chance to explore some of the area’s architecturally and culturally significant buildings for free with access to properties that are either not usually open to the public or would normally charge an entry fee; is aware that over 130 diverse sites in the capital can be visited over the weekend, with a further seven buildings available to enjoy in East Lothian; encourages local residents and visitors to take the opportunity offered by Doors Open Day to discover or rediscover some of the world-class examples of architecture and building design in their communities, and considers that Doors Open Day is a positive and valuable initiative that helps to promote awareness of, and pride in, Lothian’s unique built heritage.

Miles Briggs