Category: Materials

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.

A slate tour of Scotland: shaping historic roofs

Friday 22 November 2019


In this blog join us for a tour around Scotland, from the Highlands to the "slate islands", to learn all about Scottish slate and how it began to form 700 million years ago.

Meet Scotland’s arts and crafts women

Wednesday 13 November 2019


Meet three of Scotland's Arts and Crafts women: the pioneers of art and design who helped develop the distinguished 'Glasgow Style' in art, architecture and beyond.

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.

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