Glasgow Traditional Building Skills Events recognised in Parliamentary Motion

Sandra White MSP has been a long-term supporter of the traditional building skills events in Glasgow.



Sandra has taken the opportunity to talk to apprentices, tradesperson and college lecturers to find out about the skills required to maintain Glasgow’s rich built heritage. She has also taken the opportunity to enjoy mini-masterclasses offered by the apprentices and college lecturers.


Sandra has kindly submitted a Parliamentary Motion to recognise the event and all the partners who made it happen.


Motion S5M-12045: Sandra White, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2018



Sauchiehall Street Host to Traditional Building Skills



That the Parliament welcomes the Traditional Building Skills event, which was held on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow on 30 April and 1 May 2018, and which featured apprentices demonstrating traditional building skills, including masonry, slate roofing, joinery, roof leadwork and painting and decorating; recognises that the event was a collaboration organised through the Glasgow Traditional Building Forum and included the 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; notes that the primary purpose of the event was to allow pupils from nine Glasgow schools across the city to try the traditional building trades being demonstrated by local apprentices to provide a platform to promote the construction industry and the many varied and desirable career paths that it can offer as well as to highlight the importance of traditional building skills in the construction sector; further notes that it was also open to members of the public to seek advice, and welcomes the ongoing work of all partner agencies to draw attention to the necessity for traditional building skills and, in turn, help to create a hi-tech, world-class industry with outstanding career prospects, helping companies to skill-proof their businesses, invest in skills and plan for the future.


John McKinney

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