The Traditional Building Skills Demonstration in Paisley on 4 & 5 September was featured in a parliamentary motion by Maurice Golden MSP who visited the event.
Maurice joined the school children visiting the event in having mini-masterclasses from the apprentices and lecturers who were demonstrating the skills. Ken Macintosh MSP, Presiding Officer, also attended the event and tried the skills being demonstrated.
Motion S5M-07536: Maurice Golden, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/09/2017
Traditional Building Skills Workshop at Paisley Abbey
That the Parliament recognises the important work by a collaboration of several organisations to promote the uptake of construction apprenticeships at the recent traditional building skills workshop held outside Paisley Abbey; understands that the organisations include the Construction Industry Training Board, Developing the Young Workforce West, Historic Environment Scotland, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, Renfrewshire Council, the Scottish Contractors Group, the Stone Federation GB and West College Scotland; welcomes efforts to increase female participation and that these apprenticeships are open to both young and older students, and acknowledges the importance of maintaining these high-skilled jobs for the preservation of Scotland’s most iconic buildings and cultural heritage.
Supported by: Liz Smith, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Liam Kerr, Miles Briggs, Alexander Stewart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Graham Simpson, Jeremy Balfour, Alison Harris, Bill Kidd, Donald Cameron, Gordon Lindhurst, Rachael Hamilton, Jamie Greene, Ross Greer, Murdo Fraser, Dean Lockhart, Kenneth Gibson