The Fife & Tayside Traditional Building Forum held a well-received traditional building skill demonstration in the centre of Perth on 18 & 19 September 2017.
School children, and teachers, from across Perth came and were able to have a go at the traditional building skills being demonstrated by local tradespeople, Dundee & Angus College and Historic Environment Scotland. The skills on demonstration were roof slating, stonemasonry, signwriting and joinery.
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, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP and Murdo Fraser MSP. Peter Wishart MP also came down to talk with those giving the demonstrations and try his hand at the trades.
The event was featured in The Couriers – https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/509745/traditional-skills-which-will-help-secure-the-past-showcased-in-perth/amp/
The event was a collaboration between Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust, Perth City Heritage Fund, Dundee & Angus College, Historic Environment Scotland, T J Ross Ltd, Ross Hastie Signs, University of the Highlands and Islands Perth College, National Federation of Roofing Contractors, Scottish Contractors Group, Construction Industry Training Board and Stone Federation GB.