Posts by Sophie McDonald
Alexander “Greek” Thomson: Three Things You Might Not Know
Thursday 14 September 2017
Alexander “Greek” Thomson was born in April 1817, only 20 miles away from the Engine Shed in Balfron. Thomson is...
Hot Mixed Mortars: A Hot Topic in Conservation
Thursday 31 August 2017
Hot mixed lime mortars are a hot topic in building conservation. Wider awareness of the impacts of climate change has led...
An Industrial Cathedral: Refreshing the Roof of the Engine Shed
Friday 16 June 2017
The metal frame of our roof is one of its most impressive features, making the space feel like an industrial cathedral....
Bird Control in Scotland’s Older Buildings
Thursday 27 April 2017
As Scotland’s towns and cities continue to expand, wild birds are often forced out of their natural habitats and into...
Thatched Buildings: Past, Present and Future
Thursday 13 April 2017
Thatched buildings used to be common throughout Scotland, with families and communities coming together to create and maintain their distinctive...
Restoring Renaissance Glory at Stirling Castle
Friday 3 February 2017
Stirling Castle's Royal Palace fell into disrepair, going from being a symbol of the Scottish crown’s enlightenment and international outlook, to a dilapidated army base. Discover how it was restored to some of its former glory.