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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.

A person dressed in a white apron troweling an earth wall.

Earth Construction

An examination of the use of unfired earth construction in Scotland’s historic environment, how a range of materials were used and how these may be repaired.

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.

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.

Photograph of an ancient stone house under renovation

Houses Great and Small

Come and hear about the grandest and smallest houses in our care.

Scottish National War Memorial Plaque

In Memoriam – A Forgotten Story

Find out more about the architect, Robert Lorimer,