Category: Behind the Scenes

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.

Talking Shops: Developing the Exhibition

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Stuart Kerr from Stuco Design explains how we created Talking Shops, an exciting new exhibition exploring Scotland’s historic shopfronts.

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