The Scottish Lime Centre Trust has been commisioned to deliver courses to encourage traditional building repair and maintenance as part of the Dysart Townscape Heritage Initiative and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme. Courses will be held at the Scottish Lime Centre Trust workshops in Charlestown,Fife, and are aimed at owners of traditional buildings or church and community groups who are responsible for a traditional building. The courses would also be an interesting ‘taster’ for skill seekers who are considering a career working with historic buildings.
The Kingdom of Fife has nearly 5000 buildings listed as being of special architectural or historic interest by Historic Scotland which represents over 10% of listed buildings in Scotland and the highest number in any local authority in Scotland. Fife also has 48 ‘Conservation Areas’, of which Dysart is included, which are areas considered to be of particular historic or architectural interest. The rich heritage of Dysart is the focus for a £11 million regeneration project which will involve the restoration of iconic buildings and structures such Dysart Harbour and the Tolbooth, the development of attractive new affordable housing and much needed environmental improvements. The project has seen a partnership formed between Fife Council, Historic Scotland, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Fife Historic Buildings Trust with strong support from the local community.
The courses include practical workshops ‘Introduction to Lime Pointing’ on 04th June and ‘Introduction to Sash and Case Window Repair’ on 02nd July.These courses will also give attendees the chance to speak with Scottish Lime Centre Trust’s experts about any problems they are facing with their buildings and attendees are welcome to bring along photos for some specific advice.
These interesting and informative courses are being offered free of charge, no previous experience is necessary, and courses are open to those living or working in Fife. Priority will be given to those from the Dysart area and as places are limited booking is essential. For further information or to book a place please contact any of the team here at the Scottish Lime Centre Trust or book online in the training section of this website.