Category: Behind the Scenes

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...

Tour the Engine Shed with us

Thursday 3 December 2020


What's it like inside our building conservation centre? Take a virtual tour and find out!

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.

The importance of roots: Scotland’s built history

Tuesday 9 July 2019


What makes Scotland's traditional buildings so special? Engine Shed intern Marilyn explores Scotland's built heritage in this blog.

Outreach & Beyond: Life as a Conservation Intern

Thursday 28 March 2019


Ever wondered what it’s like interning with us? Chris Droog spent a year with our team crafting engaging exhibitions, and helping with building advice publications. Here he tells us about his experience.

Digital Heritage to Diplomas: The Engine Shed in 2018

Thursday 17 January 2019


Where has 2018 gone? Our team have picked six highlights from their work in 2018, from winning awards to our first ever digital heritage festival.

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