How was it built: the iconic Forth Bridge
Tuesday 18 April 2023
The Forth Bridge is one of the engineering wonders of the world. It became an international tourist attraction, even when...
Isabella Twaddle and Scotland’s Women Plumbers
Tuesday 7 March 2023
Women plumbers and women in other trades have historically been under-represented, but not completely invisible. Join Dr Nina Baker as she uncovers the women who carved a place for themselves in a male-dominated industry.
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.