Category: History

How to use archives and collections to discover more about Scotland’s buildings

Tuesday 10 January 2023


Have you been itching to start a project around the house? The New Year is a great time to set goals and begin planning for those home improvements. Discover how archives can give you tips, inspiration and help you learn more about the history of buildings in Scotland.

Sundials, fountains and glasshouses: three gems you might find in Scotland’s historic gardens

Wednesday 2 June 2021


We’ve all got to know our local green spaces pretty well lately. But there are still hidden gems out there in Scotland’s landscapes for you to uncover. Here we take a look at glasshouses, fountains and sundials.

Down to Earth: Scotland’s Earth Building Past and Future

Wednesday 21 April 2021


When thinking about Scotland’s historic places, stone might be the first ancient building material that comes to mind. Scotland’s traditional...

A Beginners Guide to Scotland’s Historic Burials Sites

Thursday 29 October 2020


With a long history of expansion, adaptation, reuse and evolution, Scotland’s historic burial sites contain some of the country’s oldest architectural remains. But as well as the historic, they showcase modern design and craft skills. Learn how they have evolved and adapted, and how some are being used in new ways.

5 things you might not know about Robert Stevenson

Thursday 6 August 2020


Robert Stevenson was famous for designing and building many of Scotland's historic lighthouses in the late 1700s. Discover more about the engineer who constructed wonders of engineering that have stood the test of time.

How the Romans helped build Scotland

Friday 22 May 2020


The materials used in many of Scotland's traditional buildings can be traced back to the Romans. Discover how the Romans helped build Scotland.

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