Part of Historic Environment Scotland

What are you doing this summer?

Start your career in conservation with our building conservation summer school.

Duration

In light of updated Scottish Government advice regarding Coronavirus we have taken the decision to postpone 2020's Conservation Summer School until further notice.

In light of updated Scottish Government advice regarding Coronavirus we have taken the decision to postpone Conservation Summer School until further notice.

Get the ultimate introduction caring for traditional buildings from top conservation experts. 

Explore how materials like stone, lime and metal work together to create the buildings around us – and gain insights into how to ensure their long life.

You'll learn from Historic Environment Scotland conservation professionals, as well as guest speakers to:

  • explore everything from traditional skills to modern technology including digital documentation
  • try your hand at stonemasonry and lime mortar at practical workshops
  • see pioneering conservation projects in action at historic places on field trips
  • discover the effects of climate change on our heritage
  • network with Scotland’s leading conservation experts

Who's it for?

Our building conservation summer school is for everyone with an interest in building conservation including:

  • students
  • professionals
  • homeowners

Do I need experience?

No background or experience is needed, just bring enthusiasm and an interest to learn. 

Summer school 2020

Look out here for our 2020 programme - coming soon.

Highlights

  • Gain exclusive access to on-going conservation projects in action at historic sites like Stirling Castle and Dunkeld Cathedral
  • Enjoy over 20 lectures from leading experts on the traditional skills that built Scotland
  • Explore heritage on behind-the-scenes visits and tours of once forgotten properties like Bannockburn House
  • Practical activities like stonemasonry, lime plaster and earth building
  • Learn about digital innovation and see how cutting edge technologies like Augmented Reality (AR) and 3D printing are transforming conservation

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