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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.

5 things you might not know about Robert Stevenson

Thursday 6 August 2020


Robert Stevenson was famous for designing and building many of Scotland's historic lighthouses in the late 1700s. Discover more about the engineer who constructed wonders of engineering that have stood the test of time.

Tenement life: How to maintain your traditional tenement flat and communal areas

Wednesday 8 July 2020


Tenements are an iconic part of Scotland's heritage - and caring for them is key. Take a look at our maintenance advice to keep your tenement and the communal areas in good condition.

Meet our volunteers: Kristin

Friday 5 June 2020


Our volunteers meet and greet our visitors, help with events and make sure even our wee-est visitors have lots of fun. Catch up with volunteer Kristin, to discover what it's like being an Engine Shed volunteer.

How the Romans helped build Scotland

Friday 22 May 2020


The materials used in many of Scotland's traditional buildings can be traced back to the Romans. Discover how the Romans helped build Scotland.

Hidden gems in Scotland’s historic gardens

Friday 1 May 2020


For National Gardening Week, learn all about buildings you might find in historic gardens. From doocots to bee boles, discover what they tell us about the people who once built and used them.

The rise and demise of Scotland’s historic slate industry

Friday 17 April 2020


So many of our traditional buildings in Scotland are roofed in slate. Discover what made slate so popular, then what caused its decline, in this blog.

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