A FESTIVAL celebrating Scottish heritage is taking place throughout the month of September allowing people to access hundreds of buildings and shared spaces across the country for free.

Doors Open Days will be held every weekend during the month and places taking part neighbouring Clydebank include the Fossil Grove Museum, Victoria Park Heritage Walk, and Partick Curling Club Clubhouse.

The aim is to make Scotland’s built heritage accessible for citizens and tourists by offering unique experiences and fun days out.

Tours of the Fossil Grove Museum in Victoria Park are organised for September 15 and 16, between 12-3.30pm.

The museum houses a unique collection of fossil trees, formed around 325 million years ago and the once vast forest eventually became the coal that powered Glasgow’s industry.

Children will be able to take part in geologically themed activities including fossil and volcano making.

A heritage walk in Victoria Park will also be held on September 15 and 16, beginning at 2pm, allowing people to discover the past present and future.

Visitors will meet 19th century benefactors, learn about the wildlife in the park and view the SS Daphne memorial stressing the importance of shipbuilding to the communities served by the park.

Partick Curling Club are also taking part in the festival on September 15 and 16, between 10am-4pm.

The clubhouse, formally opened in 1900-01, will welcome visitors to view the memorabilia, the locker room, and have a go on the outdoor rink.

Enthusiastic curlers will be sharing their knowledge about the history of the club and the sport.

In total, more than 800 buildings are expected to open around Scotland as part of the event. Please visit doorsopendays.org.uk to find out more information.