Part of Historic Environment Scotland
A child holding up some earth

Master Builders: Working with Earth

Saturday 25 May 2019

Engine Shed

Family friendly

Least technical

Event Description

Join us for earth building day, part our Master Builders programme, where families can get hands-on with the materials used to conserve Scotland's traditional buildings.

Earth used to be one of Scotland's widely used building materials. You can see it in traditional buildings like The Blackhouse at Arnol, and it can still be used in sustainable buildings today.

Learn the traditional skill of earth building. Get messy as you build a rammed earth wall and try your hand at wattle and daub. Do you have what it takes to become an earth builder?

Don't forget to pick up your Master Builder Log Book and to collect a stamp each time you visit to become a Master Builder!

Master Builders take place on the fourth Saturday of the month (term time only).

Additional information

This activity may get messy. Please wear appropriate clothing. We provide the appropriate personal protective equipment for all of our activities (for example masks, safety glasses and gloves).

Please note

Activities suitable for ages 7+. Parental/guardian supervision is required for the duration of the activity.


During the course of public events we may take photographs for use on our website or other promotional material. This would be done under the lawful basis of legitimate interests. 

For any photographs of individual children we will ask for your consent. If you have any questions about this please speak to the photographer, or see our privacy notice. You can also contact our Data Protection team at

Select from 1 available date until Sat 25 May 2019

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