Scottish Traditional Building Forum Update

The first quarter of this year has been an extremely busy and productive time for the Scottish Traditional Building Forum.


The biggest event without doubt has been the Scottish Apprenticeship Week event in Briggait, Glasgow which gave local school children the chance to try several key traditional building skills so they could make informed decisions about their career options.


There have been numerous Continuous Professional Development events for architects, surveyors and other traditional building stakeholders. These have been held in a number of venues in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling including at Glasgow City Council, Glasgow City Heritage Trust, Historic Environment Scotland and Architecture & Design Scotland.


If you are interested in the Scottish Traditional Building Forum delivering CPDs for yourself please contact myself through this website.


As the weather improves, we are taking the events outside with a Traditional Building Skills and Materials event in Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth and Callander. These events aim to fulfil a similar role as the event for Scottish Apprenticeship Week but are also open to the public to drop by, ask questions and see the demonstrations.


We will also deliver a Summer School in Stirling this year. School children will be given the chance to try several key traditional building skills at Forth Valley College but in more depth than the other events with the aim to have children who have shown interest in traditional building skills to come back for this event.


The Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival (part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe) will be celebrating its fifth annual event this year and details will be announced soon.


We will also be in George Street, Edinburgh for the whole of August with a mini-golf course made from traditional building skills and materials. We are aiming to promote traditional building skills and materials in a different way and also getting young people to engage in built environment and bring the roofs down to eye level so they can interact and appreciate the skills and materials used on each golf hole.


Please keep an eye out for this website and twitter feed for a full list of details.

John McKinney

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