Category: History

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.

John Allan: The Experimental Architect

Tuesday 1 October 2019


John Allan was an experimental architect, using different styles and traditional building materials to craft beautiful buildings in Stirling and beyond. Read on to discover more about his creations.

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.

5 things you didn’t know about…James Watt

Monday 17 June 2019


Scottish inventor James Watt re-invented the steam engine. His inventions drove the Industrial Revolution, and shaped the future of Scotland and beyond. In celebration of our free exhibition on the life of James Watt and his impact on engineering and industrial heritage, we reveals 5 things you didn’t know about Watt.

The secrets of Scottish women in the Arts and Crafts movement

Friday 8 March 2019


The arts and crafts movement was more accepting of women artists, but their work was still made to stand in the shadows of men. Discover more about Scottish women in the Arts and Crafts movement, and uncover the secrets of some of their work in buildings that you might not have known.

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