Falkirk Traditional Building Skill Demonstration

The Forth Valley Traditional Building Forum held a well received traditional building skill demonstration in the centre of Falkirk in June 2017.


School children, and teachers, from across Falkirk came and were able to have a go at the traditional building skills being demonstrated by local tradespeople, Forth Valley College, Falkirk Council and Historic Environment Scotland. The skills on demonstration were roof slating, stonemasonry, painting & decorating, joinery, cobbling and drystane dyke building.


School children cobbing

The event was organised to raise the profile of the career available in traditional building sector as well as providing information and guidance to homeowners interested in repairing and maintaining their buildings.


The event was also visited by a couple of local MSPs, Michael Matheson and Elaine Smith, the local MP, John McNally, and a couple of councillors. As with the school children and teachers, the politicians were invited to have a go at the traditional building skills which was a bit of a change from their day jobs.


Michael Matheson MSP slating John McNally MP stone Elaine Smith MSP roofing Elaine Smith MSP joinery


John McKinney

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