Category: Skills

Discover four key traditional building skills at the Scottish Crannog Centre’s Iron Age Village

Monday 10 June 2024


Before the relaunch of the Scottish Crannog Centre's Iron Age Village, we visited Loch Tay to meet our work party of Craft Fellows, who used traditional building skills alongside the centre’s staff to create the village.

Capturing Scotland’s Heritage in 3D: the Fascinating Skills of Digital Documentation

Wednesday 22 May 2024


Digital Innovation Trainee Yueqian Wang shares key cutting-edge concepts used by the Digital Documentation team to digitally capture our heritage.

What can builders of the past teach us about sustainable building methods?

Monday 19 February 2024


At its core, vernacular building is about local knowledge and local materials. Our Vernacular Buildings Craft Fellow, Ross, shares his experience of working on vernacular buildings across Scotland and explains how they could help modern building practices become more sustainable.

Grassroots hutting: an architecture borrowed from the soil

Wednesday 24 January 2024


How can local materials and ancient skills help us with sustainable building practices for the modern age? That's a question we've explored on a recent project to construct a traditional turf hut near Comrie, Perthshire.

Top early career tips from award-winning stonemasons

Friday 14 July 2023


If you’re thinking of training as a stonemason, or know someone that might be interested, discover what it's like from amazing apprentices.