Sophie McDonald

Sophie worked as a Digital Content Officer with Historic Environment Scotland until 2017, spending her time looking after the Engine Shed's blog posts and social media channels.

Posts by Sophie McDonald

Robert Burns and the Ruined Royal Residence

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Robbie Burns led a colourful life, full of different loves, lifestyles, and career changes. In the last few years of...

The Tay Bridge Disaster: A Lesson in Design and Maintenance

Wednesday 11 January 2017

While Scotland has been home to some great writers like Robbie Burns and Sir Walter Scott, we’ve also produced some...

Discovering David’s Tower: Edinburgh Castle’s Buried Secret

Thursday 8 December 2016

Visitors on an Insight Tour of Edinburgh Castle discovered a forgotten part of the city’s past. Guided by the castle’s District Architect, they explored David’s Tower, a royal residence buried for over 300 years.

National Maintenance Week

Thursday 17 November 2016

As the weather takes a turn for the worse and the nights draw in, follow our simple advice for home maintenance during National Maintenance Week.

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