The Glasgow Traditional Building Forum worked in collaboration organised a traditional building skill demonstration outside The Willow Tea Rooms on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow on 30 April and 1 May.
School children, and teachers from nine schools in the Glasgow areas were able to have a go at the traditional building skills being demonstrated by local apprentices from West Scotland College and City of Glasgow College. The event was organised to raise the profile of the career available in traditional building sector.
Homeowners were also able to get expert information on how to repair and maintain their traditionally built homes with representation from Historic Environment Scotland and Glasgow City Heritage Trust.
The event was also visited by Sandra White MSP who has been a great supporter of these events in Glasgow. Sandra once again received mini-master classes from the apprentices and has started showing some potential!!
The event was a collaboration between Glasgow City Heritage Trust, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, the West Scotland College, the City of Glasgow College, the Stone Federation Great Britain, Historic Environment Scotland, the Scottish Contractors Group, Glasgow City Council, Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow, the Glasgow School of Art, The Willow Tea Rooms and CITB Scotland.
Demand for these events is very strong and we are very fortunate to have such a strong network of professionals who donate their time to organise and deliver them for the benefit of the industry.