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History


Glasgow Doors Open Day first took place as part of the European Capital of Culture Celebrations in 1990. The event was organised by both Scottish Civic Trust and Glasgow Building Preservation Trust and was the first of its kind to take place in the UK.

Following the success in 1990, the event was continued and in 1991 formed part of Scotlands contributions to the European Heritage Days and continues to do so today. The event takes place throughout all of Scotland and is coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust.

Glasgow Building Preservation Trust coordinate Glasgows event, which is now in its 26th year. The event has grown in popularity and welcomed just under 15,000 unique visitors in 2014. Similarly Glasgow alone has over 1198 volunteers making the event possible. In addition the event brought a direct economic impact of ÂŁ414,428 to Glasgow in 2014. For more information on the success and evaluation of the event see our evaluation reports.

You can also check out the brochures since the event began.

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