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From time to time we have guest posts from partners, visitors and friends of the Engine Shed.

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Tour the quarries and fields that built Scotland, and could help us reach a low carbon future

Tuesday 2 November 2021


Join us on a virtual tour to find out more about Scotland's historic building materials, where they come from, what they have been used for, and ways they can help us build a sustainable future.

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...

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.

A slate tour of Scotland: shaping historic roofs

Friday 22 November 2019


In this blog join us for a tour around Scotland, from the Highlands to the "slate islands", to learn all about Scottish slate and how it began to form 700 million years ago.

How to maintain your traditional home this winter

Thursday 24 October 2019


Although always important, in the wetter winter months the maintenance of your traditional home is crucial. The cold and rainy weather can cause a lot of damage to buildings if they’re not properly protected. Get some top tips on what to look out for in the winter.

John Allan: The Experimental Architect

Tuesday 1 October 2019


John Allan was an experimental architect, using different styles and traditional building materials to craft beautiful buildings in Stirling and beyond. Read on to discover more about his creations.

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