(as part of Doors Open Days, Scotland)

Two fantastic walks around Dollar on 23rd and 24th September 2023

On Saturday 23rd September 14:00 to approx. 15:30 


The walk will begin at Dollar Museum at 2.00 pm. and will look at places of historic interest in central Dollar.  These will include Dollar Academy, the Conservation Area, the Burnside, and the Old Kirk. There are lots of interesting historic features on the walk and these will be pointed out by the guides. The walk, which is expected to take between 1 and 1.5 hours, will finish at Dollar Museum, where questions and discussion can continue. There will also be time to go inside the museum and look round. No booking required, and the walk around the town is considered ‘easy’

Bridge Street, Dollar, late 19th century

On Sunday 24th September 14:00 to 16:00


The walk will begin at Dollar Museum at 2.00 pm. We will visit the site of Dollar Railway Station which closed in 1964. We will then follow the route of the railway line to Westerton, the site of the mine, which closed in 1973. The area has since been fully landscaped, so the tour guides will take with them photographs of the mine to enable you to envisage what existed. Walking guides are Mick Rice and Dougie Black, an ex-miner who will talk about his experience of mining in Dollar. The walk will trace its way through the Old Town, looking at historic sites associated with mining in Dollar since 18th Century. The walk concludes back at the museum where you can see an excellent model of Dollar Mine and Railway Station with working trains and additional research material. There will also be an opportunity to ask further questions and for discussion. No booking required. The walk is of low to moderate difficulty.

Dollar Mine from Southwest 1970/71
Group starting off from the Museum on Saturday 23rd September 2023