Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival 2016 a Great Success

This year’s Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival (part of the official Edinburgh Festival Fringe) was a great success with over 700 people attending the event.


Each event was sold out and culminated with a family fun day at Craigmillar Castle which was blessed by some good weather.


Alison Johnstone MSP kindly acknowledged the positive work of the Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival within a Parliamentary Motion:


Motion S5M-01297: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 06/09/2016


Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival
That the Parliament welcomes the fifth Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival events, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, hosted by Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Architecture & Design Scotland, Scottish Historic Buildings Trust and Historic Environment Scotland, and sponsored by the Construction Industry Training Board and Stone Federation GB; notes that the festival featured demonstrations of traditional building skills, including masonry, slate roofing, lead roofing, lime mortars, plastering and painting and decorating, sash and case windows and architectural cast iron, as well as a series of talks and tours; recognises that the event was a collaboration organised through the Edinburgh Traditional Building Forum; further notes that the event was open to members of the public to offer advice, with the aim of highlighting the importance of the appropriate building skills in the repair and maintenance of traditional buildings, and believes that practical demonstrations of traditional building skills provide a platform to promote these key skills.



John McKinney

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