The Scottish Lime Centre Trust were delighted to be asked to run a weekend lime pointing course at The Heugh Community Garden Project in Tranent as part of the Tranent Conservation Regeneration Scheme (CARS). The Heugh Community Garden Project is one of the initiatives created by STRiVE, the Third Sector Interface (TSI) for East Lothian. The Heugh Community garden Project aims to develop an old gas works site in Tranent that has lain unused since 1978 into a Community Growing Garden resource for the local community. And there just happened to be an old stone rubble wall on the site that also needs some TLC. Our Principal Stonemason Trainer, Scott MacAskill (Big Scott!), ably assisted by our Scott Brown (Wee Scott) were able to train up 13 community garden volunteers to mix lime mortars accurately, prepare the walls to receive new lime mortar, repoint and consolidate friable masonry and finish the work to a very high standard.
Lucy Schofield, Tranent CARS Project Officer said “Just wanted to say a quick thank you for the lime workshop the other weekend. It was a real hit and we have had loads of great feedback from the people who attended it”.