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Doors Open Day at Newark Castle on Sunday 11th September

29 August 2011

The Castle will be dressed by visual art created by local children and adults for the occasion and people are invited to come along from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  

There will be storytelling tours with tales about Newark Castle, Port Glasgow and the Clyde, the opportunity to make your own mini castle and a fruit treasure hunt.  The programme of apple-themed activities will also include visual art workshops.  

Gareth Cheeseman, Events Manager, Historic Scotland said: “There will be something for everyone to enjoy.  You can make your own apple juice, work with artists to create a giant orchard or show off your pie-making skills by entering the ultimate home-made apple pie competition.  

“John Hancox, an apple expert, will also be on hand to answer any questions about apples from your garden.”

Vanessa Paynton, Co-Director, The Village Storytelling Centre said: “It’s been great to gather so many fascinating stories about Newark Castle, Port Glasgow and Inverclyde since we started this project in April. We’ve enjoyed working with individuals and community groups and have discovered there are many enthusiastic and capable storytellers in Port Glasgow.

“We’re very much looking forward to the event at Newark Castle on Sunday 11th September, it will be a celebration of all of the work that has taken place over the last year.”

Notes for editors

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.



For further information


Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866
jennifer.johnstonwatt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk