Open Day success for Heritage Centre

Lewis Duthie with Anna and Isabella Bowie.
Lewis Duthie with Anna and Isabella Bowie.

The Heritage Centre in Fraserburgh threw open its doors to the public recently as part of the national Open Doors initiative.

As part of the annual event, members of the public enjoyed free entry to the centre last Saturday.

Theatre Modo performers in action at the Heritage Centre Open Day.

Theatre Modo performers in action at the Heritage Centre Open Day.

The aim of the event, which was organised by volunteers at the centre, was to encourage locals and visitors from further afield to see what the centre has to offer.

A number of groups attended the open day, including performances by Theatre
Modo, New Pitsligo lace makers and the Family History Society of Buchan.

Amateur radio enthusiasts were also in attendance, one of whom made contact with Russia, Greece and Spain.

Theatre Modo delivered two performances during the course of the day. The performances were based on items from Mr Arbuthnot’s Cabinet of Curiosities, which was taken to the Heritage Centre for the day.

The council’s Museum Service commissioned the young people to design and create the performances.

Commenting, a spokesperson for the Heritage Centre said: “It’s been a magnificent day and we’re very grateful to the public for their support.

“One of the visitors said in our visitors book that this is an excellent museum and that they couldn’t get the children to leave!

“Another said it’s the best museum they have been to in a long time - which we are delighted about.”

The national Doors Open initiative is co-ordinated by the Scottish Civic Trust, with the aim of giving the public access to hundreds of buildings across Scotland.

To find out more about the Doors Open programme, visit www.doorsopendays.org.uk