ENTHUSIASTIC visitors turned out in numbers as a Wee County buildings threw the doors open at the weekend.

Doors Open Days took place in Clacks on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25, and was hailed a success with visitors from near and far taking advantage of the event, gaining free access to properties often closed to the public.

While the full numbers are not yet known, a snapshot from the weekend shows that a combined around 600 people visited the medieval towers at Alloa, Sauchie and Clackmannan while dozens enjoyed tours and walks in Alva.

Alloa Fire Station also made a popular return to the event while Menstrie Castle featured for the first time.

Also fresh on the menu was a mining walk in Dollar, including a chance to see Mick Rice's detailed working model of Dollar Mine.

There was something to see for everyone across the Wee County with heritage walks also making a return along with many churches throwing their doors open to showcase their beautiful interiors, including many stained glass windows.

The weekend was organised by Clackmannanshire Heritage Trust and its area co-ordinator, Susan Mills.

She told the Advertiser: "The weather was very kind to us on Saturday, when the whole day was glorious, the views from the top of Clackmannan Tower and the Hillfoots fantastic, all of which helped to make the tours and walks a success, as well as showing off this lovely county at its best.

"Sunday wasn't such a good day and was quite blustery, but it didn't rain and visitors still turned up enthusiastically in large numbers for tours, walks and visits.

"There were lots of local people, but also others from further afield, including Callander, Hamilton and Edinburgh, as well as families from other countries who have settled in the county and are keen to get to know more about it.

"I thank the many people who give so much of their time freely to make our weekend happen and be a success all really enjoy meeting the visitors and sharing with them stories about the rich heritage of Clackmannanshire.

"I'm very grateful to them all for their continuing support – and also, of course, to visitors for coming to see everything."