Cathedral reopens to visitors

Prior Booking Required!!

We are preparing to reopen Dunblane Cathedral to visitors on 2 September and I just wanted to give you a quick update on what our plans are. 

We will be opening all internal areas except the bell tower, Clement Chapel and west window viewing area.

To manage the number of people on site at any time to ensure space for social distancing we are asking all  visitors to

  • book an available entry time slot through our website, 
  • use hand sanitiser units which will be located throughout,
  • follow one way systems and wear face coverings in all internal areas. 

The health & safety of both our staff, and visitors, is our number one priority therefore we're following Scottish Government guidelines and taking a cautious approach to reopening with limited daily capacities, which will be reviewed when social distancing rules change.

As an organisation, Historic Environment Scotland has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in line with SG guidance, updates and the route map, and has developed a specific Covid-19 response Action Plan for 2020/21.  We have carefully considered how, and where, sites can be efficiently and safely reopened to support local economic recovery, and provide spaces for personal health and wellbeing. To enable this, we have prepared a detailed Minimum Operating Standards document - this sets the benchmark for safe delivery of property reopening and operational activity.

We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back inside our beautiful Cathedral from Wednesday, but in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any further questions about our plans.

Douglas Wilson | District Visitor Operations Manager | Commercial & Tourism
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