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7 steps to become a conservation master

Monday 16 August 2021


From scaling rooftops to exploring forgotten and forlorn ruins, careers in technical building conservation call for a sense of adventure! Discover seven steps to becoming a conservation master and how you can take your career further with our Msc.

Sustainable Homes: Plastic Free Solutions For Your Building Refurbishment

Thursday 8 July 2021


Make small scale DIY repairs and refurbishing jobs around your house more plastic-free and less reliant on materials using fossil fuels.

Sundials, fountains and glasshouses: three gems you might find in Scotland’s historic gardens

Wednesday 2 June 2021


We’ve all got to know our local green spaces pretty well lately. But there are still hidden gems out there in Scotland’s landscapes for you to uncover. Here we take a look at glasshouses, fountains and sundials.

Down to Earth: Scotland’s Earth Building Past and Future

Wednesday 21 April 2021


When thinking about Scotland’s historic places, stone might be the first ancient building material that comes to mind. Scotland’s traditional...

A Spotter’s Guide: Scotland’s Historic High Streets

Thursday 25 March 2021


We all have memories connected to our high streets. But our high streets are more than just our memories. In this blog, take a trip down Scotland’s historic high streets and learn how to spot the historic features that make traditional shopfronts so special.

A day in the life of a conservation scientist

Thursday 11 February 2021


What is a conservation scientist? What do they do? And how do they do it? Sarah Hamilton is one of four scientists based at our conservation centre in Stirling and is here to help you find out! Read on to learn about everything from analysing some of the most spectacular and rare fossils in the British Isles, to data processing from the kitchen table...

9 easy ways to save energy in an older home or building

Thursday 28 January 2021


Older homes are considered hard to heat. But with simple changes to your home and your behaviour, you can save energy with little to no cost. These top tips from our Senior Technical Officer Lila Angelaka are easy ways to save energy in your older home.

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