Tue 03 Dec, 2013
Mortar and Stone Analysis during the festive period.
Just a quick reminder that we close from Fri 20th December 2013 till Thu 2nd January 2014 If you want mortar analysis carried out and need the results before Christmas please ensure your sample reaches us by Mon 9th December. Results from any mortar samples received after this date will ...
Wed 27 Nov, 2013
Course price increase
We are very sorry but after 1 January 2014, the cost of our courses are going to rise by approximately £ 10 per day. We haven’t had a price increase for 8 years and have been up until now able to absorb increasing costs of fuel, materials and heating and ...
Fri 22 Nov, 2013
SLCT Email back online
Hurray! Our temporary IT problem with emails is now resolved. If you have sent an email to us in the last four days, please could you resend it and we will attend to your request as soon as possible. If your request  is more urgent, then please telephone us on ...
Tue 12 Nov, 2013
Watch out for plummeting temperatures!
This weekend saw some very cold temperatures indeed and plenty of freeze thaw cycles to boot!If you have suddenly donned a scarf, hat and gloves, think what this means for the building you are working on. The absolute minimum temperature for working with lime mortars is 5 degrees centigrade and ...
Tue 22 Oct, 2013
Visiting party from Slovenia
Last week was a busy one, with our Director, Roz hosting a visit by three delegates from the Visokošolsko Središče Sežana (Higher Education Centre in Sezana), Slovenia who were on a fact finding tour of how building conservation is organised in the UK. Peter Medica, the centre’s Director particularly admired ...
Mon 14 Oct, 2013
Limekilns Primary P7 pupils enjoy traditional building skills workshop...
Pupils from Limekilns Primary School visited Charlestown Workshops to help design features and amenities for our development proposals for our Yard Project. Robin Sharp from our local history interest group, the Gellet Society, gave the pupils a presentation on the history of Limekilns and Charlestown from medieval times onwards. Nick ...
Wed 09 Oct, 2013
New courses for Civil Engineers dealing with historic masonry structures
We are proud to announce the start of a new range of courses specifically designed to address the repair requirements of historic masonry civil engineering structures. The first introductory workshop introduces the range of lime and early patented cement based mortars that have been used in the past for the ...
Mon 23 Sep, 2013
Stone Yard Feasibility Study Project
The Scottish Lime Centre Trust is delighted to be appointing Ian White Associates Landscape Architects, Morham and Brotchie Quantity Surveyors and Douglas Wheeler Associates to undertake an important feasibility study project based at Charlestown Workshops to establish a showcase of Scottish traditional masonry construction, materials and construction techniques as well ...
Tue 17 Sep, 2013
3rd Historic Mortars Conference delegates visit
Over 50 delegates from the 3rd Historic Mortars Conference (organised and hosted by the University of the West of Scotland) descended on Charlestown Workshops for an informative presentation on the work of the Scottish Lime Centre Trust (SLCT) given by our Director Roz Artis. Delegates came from all over the ...
Tue 17 Sep, 2013
Doors Open day at Penicuik House, Saturday, 14 September 2013
Scottish Lime Centre Trust (SLCT) staff again put on building craft demonstrations and ‘have a go’ sessions as part of Penicuik House Project’s 7th Doors Open Day whilst Sir Robert Clerk of Penicuik House Preservation Trust (PHPT) gave two very well received guided tours of the site and fascinating history ...
Mon 09 Sep, 2013
A busy week ahead...
Roz is the Keynote Speaker at the 3rd Historic Mortars Conference hosted by the University of the West of Scotland. The audience comprises of over 100 delegates from all over Europe and further afield brought together to demonstrate and share their knowledge, research projects and findings. Roz feels it is ...
Tue 20 Aug, 2013
20% discount for IHBC Members
The Scottish Lime Centre Trust is pleased to announce a 20% discount to all IHBC members (all categories) from 1 August 2013 on our wide range of timetabled courses and workshops. We hope this will reinforce IHBC members’ Areas of Competence and make a very meaningful contribution to the on-going ...
Tue 06 Aug, 2013
We are recruiting
We are looking for enthusiastic, practically oriented and organised individuals to be a part of our team as an Admin Assistant and a Training Centre Support Labourer.  Please click here for more information “These vacancies are only available through Community Jobs Scotland. Applicants must be aged 16 to 19 years ...
Mon 29 Jul, 2013
Penicuik House Project
We are delighted to announce that following the completion of Phase 1 works at Penicuik House, all the training and education activities have been met or in some cases exceeded the targets set down by the main funders (Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund) and delivered by the Scottish ...
Fri 26 Apr, 2013
Buildings Archaeology Training Week @ Penicuik House
Training will involve all aspects of building recording. There will be an introductory talk before each activity explaining procedure and desired outcome. Activities will include: Excavation, area cleaning, producing written description/context records, photography, elevation, section and plan drawing at various scales, and digitizing of site drawings. There will be discussions ...
Thu 31 Jan, 2013
Mike Parrett, World Leading Expert on Damp in Buildings, to Deliver Seminar @ SLCT
The Scottish Lime Centre Trust is very pleased to welcome back Mike Parrett, a leading expert in building pathology and dampness investigation, to deliver a 1 day ‘Damp in Buildings Seminar’ on Friday 3rd May. This is a topic that anyone working with buildings, traditional or modern, will have to ...