Brough Lodge: a remarkable site on the Shetland island of Fetlar Brough Lodge

Doors Open Days Day 17/18 Sept 2011

8th November 2011

The "Doors Open Days" is an event observed throughout the EU every year in September. It is organised in Scotland by the Scottish Civic Trust. Interesting and historic buildings, usually not open to the public, are partly accessible during the designated days.

Marjolein Robertson, Planning Assistant at the Infrastructure Services of  Shetland IslandsCouncil took the opportunity during this initiative to propose that Brough Lodge and Leagarth house on Fetlar be open for visits. Thanks to her  involvement and to  the support of Trust volunteer, Frances O'Hurley, a tour of the outside of Brough Lodge was possible and a number of pre-booked visitors learned about the history and the vision for Brough Lodge.

For safety reasons it was not possible for visitors to enter inside the Brough Lodge building but subsequently they were given the opportunity to view photographs, learn more about the history, and watch a video showing the interior of Brough Lodge, during their optional visit to the Fetlar Interpretive Centre.

 Doors Open Day Brough Lodge
Marjolein Robertson (in red) with a group of visitors from Shetland

 

 Doors Open Day Brough Lodge
Marjolein Robertson (in red) with a group of visitors from Shetland

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