As part of our bicentenary year we were delighted to take part again in the Doors Open Days event last weekend when the club threw open its doors to over a hundred visitors! A rota of ten members hosted over the Saturday and Sunday showcasing the playing area, the club’s trophies and various items in the library.
There were also special displays of some unique travelling chess sets and working demonstations of a variety of vintage computer chess consoles held as part of the club’s collections (most having been recently donated by Chess Scotland from Lord Kirkwood’s estate).
Feedback was great:
- chess is fantastic!
- what a lovely setup!
- that table is from the 1840s!
Several visitors were interested in joining the club!
Doors Open Days was coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust and is part of European Heritage Days alongside Scottish Archaeology Month, coordinated by Archaeology Scotland. Both are supported by Historic Environment Scotland.