The Scottish Lime Centre Trust were at Leith Festival Gala Day this year with a stall giving demonstrations of traditional building techniques and providing advice for homeowners to help them repair and maintain their property.
Despite the wet weather visitors to SLCT's stall were able to watch SLCT's Training Co-ordinator, Scott McAskill demonstrating traditional plastering techniques. SLCT's decorative stone carving tutor, Andy McFetters, who is based in Leith, brought along beautiful examples of his work and gave the public the chance to try out letter cutting.
SLCT were invited to demonstrate at Leith Gala Day this year as part of the Leith Townscape Heritage Initiative Scheme (THI) currently running in the area. Leith THI has seen key buildings within the area restored including the Citadel Youth Centre on Commercial Street, housed in the former North Leith Station, a Grade B listed building. The Leith THI has also aimed to help towarsd the regeneration of Leith with public realm improvements being undertaken around the Kirkgate to the Shore. You can click here to find out more about the Leith THI.
Leith Gala Day is the official opening of the Leith Festival which has a wide range of events running at several different venues in the area. A full programme of events can be found by clicking here.