Category: Materials

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...

Exploring tenement building details: a walk around Edinburgh

Tuesday 22 December 2020


Scottish tenements boast many beautiful details. Take a tenement tour around Edinburgh and discover some of the unique flourishes that make these buildings so special.

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.

The rise and demise of Scotland’s historic slate industry

Friday 17 April 2020


So many of our traditional buildings in Scotland are roofed in slate. Discover what made slate so popular, then what caused its decline, in this blog.

Scotland’s shops through the centuries

Friday 20 December 2019


Scotland’s towns, villages and cities tell the story of trade, innovation and creativity through their shops. Here we take at a look at some of Scotland's shops through the centuries.

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