Category: Conservation

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...

3 ways to keep up with conservation from home

Monday 5 October 2020


Discover how we’ve been keeping you connected with conservation online, whether you're looking for fun with the family, or are a conservation professional.

Old buildings can’t be energy efficient, right?

Thursday 27 August 2020


Over 20% of Scotland’s houses are traditional buildings. Can we make them more energy efficient while making sure their historic character is preserved? Senior Technical Officer Lila explores three projects doing just that.

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.

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