The Applied Conservation Unit’s work is essential for the upkeep and repair of the buildings and collections looked after by Historic Environment Scotland. Working out of a well-equipped facility at South Gyle in Edinburgh, the team specialises in stone and paintings conservation. It also provides a wider range of services including surveying, analysis, condition monitoring, treatment, close range 3D digital documentation and resin casting. Likely items for them to work with are in-situ carved structural ornaments, field monuments, museum artefacts, easel and structural paintings.
The Engine Shed has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to create Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre. It enables us to encourage understanding of traditional building materials and skills among the public and professionals and raise standards in conservation for traditional buildings.