Doors Open Day this year was held on the 12th September and again the Members of the Incorporated Trades welcomed members of the public into Trinity Hall for short tours of the building. As part of the initiative held by the Aberdeen Committee, Doors Open Days is a way to find out about the hidden heritage on your doorstep. This is your opportunity to see behind the scenes of everyday buildings as well as important landmarks.
It is coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust and is part of European Heritage Days alongside Scottish Archaeology Month, coordinated by Archaeology Scotland, both are supported by Historic Scotland.
For a number of years, the Incorporated Trades have supported this event and the enthusiasm of the membership to pass on some of the history, knowledge and details of one of the oldest groups in Aberdeen has not abated. Although numbers were down this year those who took part found it a rewarding experience.
The display of artefact and exhibits were enhanced with a display from Grampian Weavers, Spinners and Dyers of the Millennium Tapestry and also by the Wrights & Coopers display of prize-winners of the William Daniels award and the Archibald Medal from the North of Scotland College
The Weavers Incorporation also had a separate display relation to the Kilgour Medal a prise in the Weavers Educational enhancement Awards in Conjunction with Gray’s School of Art Textiles Department. This is the 27th Year the award has been presented and this year’s winner’s work was on display.
With over 48 organisations now being involved in Doors Open Day there is a large display of architectural heritage and interesting displays to be seen throughout the city.
Doors open Day 2016 will be held on the second Saturday of September as normal.