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.
The Engine Shed has been supported by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to create Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre. It enables us to encourage understanding of traditional building materials and skills among the public and professionals and raise standards in conservation for traditional buildings.