Programme for Doors Open Days Festival 2023 revealed

Published: 17th August 2023

The programme of events for the 2023 Scottish Borders Doors Open Days festival on 2 and 3 September has been revealed today.

Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival celebrating places and stories, new and old.

Across the country, visitors will be welcomed to uncover hidden gems and experience familiar places through fresh eyes. Visitors can access a free programme of talks, walks and tours right on their doorstep.

Doors Open Days 2023 promises an exciting programme of events and activities across the region, with events stretching the entirety of the Scottish Borders. You can also experience the festival online, allowing visitors to discover more about building their own home, Trimontium Roman Fort or Scotland’s first Community Woodland.

Simon Mountford, Executive Member for Estate Management & Planning

“Doors Open Days festival is an exciting opportunity to discover more about the places and stories on our doorstep. The Scottish Borders has a rich and varied heritage, so it is great to be able to showcase this as a region.

“Organisers have ensured there is an event for everyone so I would encourage anyone who can, to go along and support a fantastic festival. For those unable to visit in person, there is also the chance to go online and discover more from the comfort of your home.”

This year the festival has a particular focus on the region’s unique textile heritage, including your chance to take part in a textile workshop at ReTweed in Eyemouth.