Category: Conservation

How to maintain your traditional home this winter

Thursday 24 October 2019


Although always important, in the wetter winter months the maintenance of your traditional home is crucial. The cold and rainy weather can cause a lot of damage to buildings if they’re not properly protected. Get some top tips on what to look out for in the winter.

4 great reasons to learn traditional building conservation skills

Thursday 16 May 2019


Whether you’re looking to kick-start a career in building conservation, or you’re a homeowner looking to care for your traditional home, here are 4 great reasons to learn about traditional building conservation.

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.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Scots Who Built the White House

Friday 22 February 2019


In the 1790s, a group of talented Scottish stonemasons undertook the difficult journey to America to help build one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Discover 5 things you didn’t know about the Scots who built the White House.

Reusing Historic Buildings: The Green Choice

Thursday 30 August 2018


Steven from our Heritage Directorate gives four great examples of how traditional buildings can be re-purposed to become sustainable and energy-efficient homes and workplaces.

Traditional Mortars: Going Full Circle

Friday 24 August 2018


Traditional lime mortar has been used for hundreds of years, and is an important part of Scotland’s built heritage. Find out why it’s still so important today with our Technical Officer Declan.

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