Global Challenges in Cultural Heritage Conference

We are delighted to announce we have been confirmed to speak at the Inaugural International Global Challenges in Cultural Heritage Conference taking place 1-3 September 2017 at Stirling University.

Our Building Inspector Richard Groom will be giving a talk on “Asessing the Health of Traditional Buildings” and our Grants Manager Lindsay Lennie will be giving a talk “Shopfront Facade Enhancement Schemes: A Lasting Legacy?”.

More information about the conference can be found here: https://www.stir.ac.uk/arts-humanities/news-and-events/global-challenges-in-cultural-heritage/

TBHC Members Exclusive Tour- Bannockburn House

A fantastic time was had by all at Bannockburn House yesterday. TBHC members were lucky enough to have an exclusive tour of the grand historic building by the Bannockburn House Trust Vice Chair, Willie McEwan.

Steeped in local history and an important part of Stirling’s heritage; the Bannockburn House Trust and a group of hardworking volunteers are busy restoring the house to its former glory.

The house is most famous for its links to “Bonny Prince Charlie” who in January 1746, at the invitation of Sir Hugh Paterson, was to make Bannockburn house his headquarters after his army’s long march back from Derby where he had tried to drum up English support for the Jacobites. It was during his stay at Bannockburn, after his victory on the 17th January against the Hanovarian army at Falkirk Muir, that he developed a fever.

He was looked after by Clementina Walkinshaw, who was an ardent Jacobite supporter. A bullet hole still remains in the wall where the head of the bed was in the room which Prince Charles had occupied. Legend has it that it was caused by the bullet of an assassin fired through the bedroom window.

If you would like to find out further information, volunteer or donate to keep the Bannockburn House alive for many years to come please visit the Bannockburn House Trust website http://www.bannockburnhouse.scot/

TBHC New Van!

If you are out and about in Stirling, look out for our newly branded van!

Our team are always carrying out inspections across Stirling city centre. Come over and say hello if you see the team.

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RICS Building Surveying Conference – Scotland

If you are visiting the RICS Building Surveying Conference on the 3rd November at the SECC, Glasgow. Make sure not to miss Sonya Linskaill, Manager of the Stirling City Heritage Trust who will be speaking at 3.30pm about the Traditional Buildings Health Check Scheme.

Further information about the conference can be found here http://www.rics.org/uk/training-events/conferences-seminars/rics-building-surveying-conference-scotland/glasgow/

Under One Roof

Under One Roof (http://www.underoneroof.scot )

 

Under One Roof, is a major new free website designed to help the half million plus private flat owners in Scotland with the complex and important task of carrying out repairs to their shared properties. Part of the RIAS Festival of Architecture 2016, it was launched by Scottish Government Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart MSP at an event in Glasgow last month.

 

The website contains information on both legal obligations and building repair issues. There’s over 100 articles on flat owners’ legal responsibilities towards their co-owners including downloadable model letters will make the whole process easier for owners, and advice on dealing with owners who refuse to participate in critical repairs.

The website compliments the work of the Traditional Buildings Health Check, with over 70 technical information articles that assist owners to identify repair problems and the construction of their buildings.

 

Overall this is an invaluable new resource for all flat owners including those in traditional buildings and we highly recommend you give it a look!