Category: Heritage

Hidden gems in Scotland’s historic gardens

Friday 1 May 2020


For National Gardening Week, learn all about buildings you might find in historic gardens. From doocots to bee boles, discover what they tell us about the people who once built and used them.

Alexander Greek Thomson: Glasgow’s Great Visionary Builder

Thursday 9 April 2020


Classical architecture, Alexander "Greek" Thomson is one of Scotland's most influential architects. As his work becomes increasingly popular over 140 years after his death, we take a look into his life and achievements.

From Scotland to Slovakia: cave dwellings and community heritage

Wednesday 6 November 2019


The way people live and the buildings they live in has changed drastically over time. In the countryside, many rural homes from hundreds of years ago have disappeared back into the earth. But in both Slovakia and Scotland, their stories, and some of the structures themselves, still remain. Delve into cave dwelling history and community heritage.

The traditional skills that built Scotland

Tuesday 27 August 2019


Discover the traditional skills that have been used for hundreds of years to create Scotland's historic buildings and how they're still being used today.

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.

Robert Brown: The Unsung Hero of Georgian Edinburgh

Tuesday 18 December 2018


Who was Robert Brown, the unsung hero of Georgian Edinburgh? Discover more about the architect that shaped the traditional buildings in Edinburgh's elegant New Town.

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