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Stone Repair and Conservation

A discussion of how to assess repair requirements.

Image shows a Scottish cast iron plaque with a flower and foliage detail on it

Scottish Architectural Ironwork

This event will delve into the history of Scottish ironwork and its conservation.

Exterior view of The Engine Shed

Heavy Metal Weekend

We invite you to join our Mötley Crüe at the Engine Shed for a weekend of ‘heavy metal’ at its best.

Conservation Plans and Statements

The importance of assessing and understanding the cultural significance of an historic site.

A plastic bucket filled with traditional lime mortar.

Mortars: Origins and Scottish Traditions

The historic background, sources and practices in the application of a range of traditional mortars.

A yellow traditionally harled wall.

Plasters, Renders and Harling

An overview of the traditional materials used.

Two people, one dressed in hi-vis clothing, look at each other in an indoor setting.

Improving Energy Efficiency

A discussion of current methods of sympathetically improving thermal performance in traditional buildings.

A brick wall. painted red and white.

Scottish Brickwork and Fired Earth Traditions

The contribution of brick, terracotta faience and other fired earth products to Scotland's historic environment.

A circular iron door knocker on a wooden door.

Traditions of Wrought Iron

An examination of the fundamental properties and physical characteristics of iron.

A cast iron snake's head.

The Scottish Iron Industry

The development of the Scottish cast iron industry.

A slate roofed brick building with round arched windows.

Slate Roofs of Scotland

A discussion of the origins of Scottish slate roofing from the 16th century to the present.