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Stone Repair and Conservation

A discussion of how to assess repair requirements.

a man with a hard hat and high visibiliy vest surveys a gutter on a building

Developing a Conservation Project

This seminar will explore the approach and business case to develop a conservation project.

Designations and Policy Guidance

An overview of legislation and policy regarding designated sites and objects.

Conservation Plans and Statements

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

Sustainability and Climate Change

The general principles of sustainability and the real and potential effects of climate change on Scotland’s built environment.

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 crouching by a wall, one holding a clipboard, surveying the building.

Principles of Surveying

The role of documentation in the conservation process and a review of surveying techniques.

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.