Category: Behind the Scenes

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.

A Snapshot of Conservation: Caring for Scotland’s Historic Places

Wednesday 18 July 2018


From prehistoric villages to grand castles, some of our historic places are thousands of years old. Ever wondered how they’re still here today? Go behind-the-scenes with our conservation team to find out.

Volunteering at the Engine Shed: Isobel’s Story

Thursday 7 June 2018


We get by with a little help with our friends! This Volunteers’ Week, hear from Isobel about her experiences as a volunteer, and discover her fascinating memories from the Engine Shed’s military past.

The past and future of Scotland’s traditional shopfronts

Friday 1 June 2018


Now our Talking Shops exhibition is in full swing, our Content Officer Jen delves into the colourful past of Scotland’s shopfronts and nods to their future.

Grasping at Straws: Up Close and Personal with Thatch

Friday 4 May 2018


Our Technical Research Interns head to Dumfries and Galloway to document the fascinating re-thatching of a roof, and get to try it for themselves.

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