This year's Doors Open Days festival will take place over the weekend of September 2/3

Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free-festival that celebrates places and stories, old and  new offering unique experiences, fun days out and a new perspective on the buildings and shared spaces.

The aim is to build connections between people and places, and provide a platform for people to share their love of buildings, history, region or subject with the public, whether local or visiting.

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Although free for the public, the event relies on a huge amount of in-kind support from thousands of volunteers and a network of area coordinators who work for councils, preservation trusts, charities and local civic societies.

The full programme is due to be announced on August 17

However a number of Borders venues have confirmed that they will take part.

These include:

161B Homebuilding Online Resource, Old Parish Church Hawick, Channelkirk Church, RE Tweed Eyemouth, ERIBE Knitwear Melrose, Scottish Public Pensions Building, Fallago Rig Wind Farm, St Mungo’s Church West Linton, Fogo Parish Church, Stow Station House, Grandstand Kelso Races, Stow Heritage Walk, Great Tapestry of Scotland,(Certain events only NOT access to Tapestry) TD9 Radio, Hawick CARS Skills Demonstration, Tim Stead’s House, Hawick Library, Trimontium Roman Fort and Museum, Heriot Watt University Textile Collection, Lauder Church, Trinity Church Galashiels, Legerwood Kirk, Union Chain Bridge, Old Parish Church Galashiels and Volunteer Hall Duns.

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For full and up to date details of opening times and to book your place (when required) go to DOORSOPENDAY.ORG.UK from Friday August 17.