Funding announced

Historic Environment Scotland has awarded Stirling City Heritage Trust funding for the next 3-years from 2018 – 2021.  The funding recognises the success of the TBHC pilot project and supports its continuation.

This funding is very important for Stirling.  It will allow Stirling City Heritage Trust to direct resources to local heritage-led projects, and continue our work to regenerate buildings within the city centre and to support all owners of traditional properties in the city boundary through the Traditional Buildings Health Check.

David Black, Chair of Stirling City Heritage Trust, said:

It is great news that Historic Environment Scotland will be funding the Trust for a further three years from April 2018 including continuation of the Traditional Buildings Health Check, based on Stirling’s successful pilot scheme.  This investment will allow us to continue to work in partnership with property owners in the repair and maintenance of the built heritage of Stirling. This is vital to the city’s economy, and crucial in safeguarding and conserving the rich cultural heritage found in the traditional buildings of Stirling.”

Projects will support the local construction sector and encourage the use of traditional skills required to repair and maintain buildings appropriately.  Training opportunities will be available.

Scottish Lime Centre- 20,000th Trainee Celebration

Our building inspector (and expert stonemason) Richard Groom was delighted to participate at the Scottish Lime Centre’s celebration event for their 20,000th Trainee.

The Scottish Lime Centre holds courses that include how to make and use traditional lime mortars, plasters, renders and limewashes as well as for more technical building conservation and science.

Traditional and sustainable building being close to HRH The Duke of Rothesay’s heart- the Duke was delighted to pay a visit to the Scottish Lime Centre and experience the skills being learnt by young school children- of which Richard was teaching how to carve stone.

To find out more about the Scottish Lime Centre please visit their website: http://www.scotlime.org/en/

TBHC Scheme featured on Reporting Scotland

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BBC Scotland came to Stirling yesterday to film the TBHC team undertaking an inspection and interview our manager Sonya Linskaill and Ali Davey of Historic Scotland about the benefits of the pilot Scheme. It was featured on the lunchtime, evening and night time editions of Reporting Scotland. You may also have heard an article on BBC Radio Scotland’s Newsdrive.

If you missed the article by Suzanne Allan last night it can still be viewed at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05qtxw5/reporting-scotland-22042015