Youth Engagement

Braw Buildings

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Hostelling Scotland has once again partnered with Scottish Civic Trust’s Doors Open Days for Braw Buildings 2019. This project offers an exciting opportunity for young people and families to stay in one of 6 youth hostels across Scotland, and take part in Doors Open Days.

Doors Open Days is a free, annual, architectural festival which celebrates Scotland’s amazing buildings and heritage. It involves over a thousand venues, with opportunities to go behind doors that are rarely open to the public.

To find out more about it click here.

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We are looking for...

Young people living in Scotland aged 16 to 25 years who want to explore a new part of Scotland, stay in a Youth Hostel and visit Doors Open Days venues.


Families living in Scotland, with at least one child aged up to 15 years, who want to explore a new part of Scotland, stay in a Youth Hostel and visit Doors Open Days venues.

When / Where?

Inverness - Friday 30th and Saturday 31st August                    

Aberdeen - Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September                

Pitlochry - Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September                        

Stirling - Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September    

Glasgow - Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September                          

Edinburgh - Friday 27th September (1 night only)               

What's included...

  • You will receive 2 nights accommodation in a youth hostel, in a private room, and breakfast the next morning (except Edinburgh which will be 1 night only);
  • Young people aged 16 to 25 will have the option to bring another person as a guest, who should be aged 16 and over;
  • We have a range of room sizes available for families. We can also provide travel cots in all hostels. Please let us know your family size in the application form and the age of all children;
  • You will be able to visit as many Doors Open Days venues in the town/city as you wish all for free. We will provide local guides to the Doors Open Days venues.


The deadline for applications is 15th July.

When will I hear if I have received a space?

We will inform all applicants within 1 week of the deadline.


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How to apply

Please complete the online application form below. If you have any issues completing this, or require this in a different format please email

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