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Terracotta Warrior

China: Culture and Craft

Come face to face with two terracotta warriors in the Chapel Royal.

Stone Repair and Conservation

A discussion of how to assess repair requirements.

Heavy Metal Weekend: Walking Tour

Join a walking tour of Stirling as we explore the built heritage around us.

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.

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.

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.