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In this image a group dressed in high viz and hard hats are listening to an architectural expert as he explains the features of a castle behind them.

Insight Tour: Clackmannan Tower Architecture

Don your hard hat and explore Clackmannan Tower on this architectural Insight Tour.

This image shows to traineers presenting their metalwork. They are wearing white hardhats, a white jumpsuits and high-viz waistcoats.

Basic Lead Welding & Bossing

IRT Scotland are delighted to partner with Historic Environment Scotland and the Lead Contractors Association to deliver a 5 day course in Basic Lead Welding & Bossing.

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 as used in wrought form in early Scottish buildings.

A cast iron snake's head.

The Scottish Iron Industry

The development of the Scottish cast iron industry and how the material revolutionised the building trade in the 19th century.

Building detail showing to rounded arch windows, a gutter and the eaves of a slated roof

Understanding Building Conservation

A two day course by the CIOB Academy, hosted at the Engine Shed, looking at building conservation for buildings and historic monuments.

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, with an emphasis on the material’s sources, characteristics and working practices.