Binding with earth: what we know about earth mortars in Scotland
Monday 5 December 2022
Building with earth mortar is a tradition that's over 5,000 years old. So why do we know so little about this material, and how to use it, today? Traditional Skills and Materials Project Manager, Graham Briggs, is here to help you find out more.
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.