Category: Materials

New year’s resolutions for your home

Thursday 13 January 2022


From a bit of TLC to living a greener life, check out our top tips to help your historic home throughout the New Year.

Tour the quarries and fields that built Scotland, and could help us reach a low carbon future

Tuesday 2 November 2021


Join us on a virtual tour to find out more about Scotland's historic building materials, where they come from, what they have been used for, and ways they can help us build a sustainable future.

Scotland’s beautiful brick buildings

Friday 15 October 2021


From the highest tower in Dundee to Bute's incredible Victorian glazed brick toilets, we explore Scotland's skillfully crafted brick buildings.

Sustainable Homes: Plastic Free Solutions For Your Building Refurbishment

Thursday 8 July 2021


Make small scale DIY repairs and refurbishing jobs around your house more plastic-free and less reliant on materials using fossil fuels.

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...

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