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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.

Exploring tenement building details: a walk around Edinburgh

Tuesday 22 December 2020


Scottish tenements boast many beautiful details. Take a tenement tour around Edinburgh and discover some of the unique flourishes that make these buildings so special.

Tour the Engine Shed with us

Thursday 3 December 2020


What's it like inside our building conservation centre? Take a virtual tour and find out!

A Beginners Guide to Scotland’s Historic Burials Sites

Thursday 29 October 2020


With a long history of expansion, adaptation, reuse and evolution, Scotland’s historic burial sites contain some of the country’s oldest architectural remains. But as well as the historic, they showcase modern design and craft skills. Learn how they have evolved and adapted, and how some are being used in new ways.

3 ways to keep up with conservation from home

Monday 5 October 2020


Discover how we’ve been keeping you connected with conservation online, whether you're looking for fun with the family, or are a conservation professional.

Old buildings can’t be energy efficient, right?

Thursday 27 August 2020


Over 20% of Scotland’s houses are traditional buildings. Can we make them more energy efficient while making sure their historic character is preserved? Senior Technical Officer Lila explores three projects doing just that.

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