Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSP for Lothian, is encouraging city residents and visitors to the area to visit some of the Capital’s finest buildings which will open their doors to the public for free next month as part of Doors Open Day 2017.

Chapel of St Albert the Great. Opened in 2012, designed by Simpson and Brown, this contemporary Chapel is to be found in the garden of one of Edinburgh’s first Georgian town houses. It is one of the buildings which will throw open its doors in September.

Over the weekend 23-24 September 134 buildings in Edinburgh and a further 7 in East Lothian, many of which are not usually open to the public, are taking part in Doors Open Day which has again been organised by the Cockburn Association.

Miles has commended their work in arranging Doors Open Day in a Parliamentary motion lodged today.

Miles said: “ I commend the Cockburn Association for their excellent work in once again organising Doors Open Day which is now in its 27th year and pay tribute to all the volunteers who enable the public to access so many buildings in the city over Doors Open Day weekend.

“ It has become a firm favourite with many people in the city, allowing residents and tourists to get the chance to explore some of the hidden architectural gems in the Capital. With over 130 buildings available to visit over the weekend there is a huge choice on offer and something to interest everyone.

“ I encourage as many people as possible to take advantage of the opportunities offered by Doors Open Day in September.”