ATTRACTIONS and venues around the Wee County threw their doors open at the weekend as part of an annual initiative.

Doors Open Days was hailed a success in Clackmannanshire with people from the area and even further afield taking advantage and visiting places, some seldom available to the public, for free.

Following an absence due to Covid-19, the event returned for a 32nd year during the weekend of September 25-26 and was co-ordinated locally by Clackmannanshire Heritage Trust.

It saw special openings and guided tours of medieval towers across the county, including Alloa, Sauchie and Clackmannan.

People had the chance to explore Alva Ice House as well as the old kirkyard and Johnstone Mausoleum in the town.

A wide number of churches were also welcoming visitors to showcase their interiors while outdoor heritage walks took people around Alloa, Clackmannan and Dollar.

The walks were a perfect way to explore places and stories special to each town.

Dollar Museum and Tullibody Heritage Centre also welcomed visitors along with Tullibody Community Garden.

Also available was a virtual tour of Clackmannanshire Council's archives.

Susan Mills, area co-ordinator from Clackmannanshire Heritage Trust, said: “I'm really pleased and relieved to say that, from the feedback I've had so far, we had a very successful weekend.

“The weather was kind to us, often warm, sunny and dry, apart from a few brief showers and that always helps, especially with the historic walks.

“Everyone from whom I've heard was happy with the numbers and the enthusiasm they received from their visitors, who were from the local area as well as others from much further afield in Scotland and from south of the border and abroad.

“The perennially popular towers all had lots of visitors and the guided walks were all well supported, showing that people are keen to get out and about and find out about the history of the area from knowledgeable guides.

“The churches also did very well, as did the museum, heritage centre and the ice house and, all in all, it shows that people are very enthusiastic and keen to learn about and enjoy the fascinating heritage of Clackmannanshire."