Falkirk Traditional Building Skills Demonstration – 7 & 8 June

The Forth Valley Traditional Building Forum organised a traditional building skill demonstration in Falkirk town centre on 7 & 8 June.



School children, and teachers from schools across Falkirk were able to have a go at the traditional building skills being demonstrated by local apprentices and tradespersons from Historic Environment Scotland, Rooftec (Scotland) Ltd, Ross Hastie Signs and Falkirk Council. The event was organised to raise the profile of the career available in traditional building sector. They were able to carve their initials into Limestone, dress and fix a slate, cobbling and signwriting.




Homeowners were also able to get expert information on how to repair and maintain their traditionally built homes and find out more about the regeneration of the town centre and the work of Falkirk Townscape Heritage Initiative in this.



The event was also visited by Alison Harris MSP, Graham Simpson MSP, Elaine Smith MSP and Michael Matheson MSP who all took the chance to talk to the apprentices and tradespersons demonstrating their skills and enjoying a mini-masterclass at each trade.





The event was a collaboration between Falkirk Townscape Heritage Initiative, Falkirk Delivers, Falkirk Council, National Federation of Roofing Contractors, Stone Federation Great Britain, Historic Environment Scotland, the Scottish Contractors Group and CITB Scotland.





John McKinney

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