STBF Efforts Recognised in Parliamentary Motion

STBF efforts in raising awareness of need for traditional building skills to repair and maintain Scotland’s rich built heritage were recognised in a Parliamentary Motion from Gordon Lindhurst MSP.


Gordon has been a great supporter of STBF activities and a regular visitor to traditional building skills demonstrations in Edinburgh. He has taken time to talk to the apprentices who were demonstrating their skills and enjoy mini-masterclasses in the trades from the apprentices.


Gordon is also kindly sponsoring an STBF Garden Lobby Reception in the Scottish Parliament in November 2017.


STBF joins Gordon in wishing Calum and Hamish every success in the UK Skillbuild national finals.


Motion S5M-07656: Gordon Lindhurst, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/09/2017


Edinburgh College Students to Compete at the SkillBuild National Finals


That the Parliament congratulates Calum Munro and Hamish Innes, who are stonemasonry apprentices at Edinburgh College, on winning places at the UK SkillBuild national finals; understands that the finals, which have been held for over 40 years, allow young people to present their skills in the construction industry; notes that this year’s event will run from 16 to 18 November 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham; recognises the significant value of traditional building skills, including for the maintenance of Scotland’s built heritage, and the work done by organisations, such as the Scottish Traditional Building Forum, in raising awareness of these skills and the opportunities that they bring, and wishes Calum and Hamish all the very best at the finals and in their future careers.


Supported by: Alexander Stewart, Murdo Fraser, Jeremy Balfour, Edward Mountain, Margaret Mitchell, Liz Smith, Miles Briggs, Colin Beattie, Ruth Maguire, Peter Chapman, Jamie Greene, Maurice Corry, Alison Harris, Ash Denham, Donald Cameron, Liam Kerr, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Tom Mason, Michelle Ballantyne, Ben Macpherson, Annie Wells, Rachael Hamilton, Alexander Burnett, Neil Findlay, Alison Johnstone, John Scott, Tom Arthur, Brian Whittle

John McKinney

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