The Scottish Lime Centre Trust promotes the knowledge and traditional skills required for the conservation, repair and maintenance of the historic built environment. We work nationally and internationally to provide advice, guidance and traditional skills training for anyone dealing with a historic structure, be it an A-listed castle or a garden wall.

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  • <p>Such a brilliant two day course! It was extremely informative and the hands on practical element was great! </p>

    N Davidson who attended our P1 course

  • I just wanted to say that this course exceeded my expectations. Your tutor was very knowledgeable, witty and managed to make even the more tedious material interesting. The course was exceptionally well organised, it was a seamless production and well planned. I enjoyed the course so much, I would like to come back and do some more courses in the future and I will be recommending the centre to everyone I think will be interested.

    F. Devlin who attended our Lime Pointing Course on 27 April 2019

  • Just a quick email to say that Edinburgh World Heritage is delighted with the recently delivered lime pointing training workshop. The volunteers all had a super time and I'm really confident that they will go on to apply the skills and knowledge learnt. Scott is a phenomenal trainer and their new found confidence was very much linked to his knowledge and manner.

    Susan Buckham - Edinburgh World Heritage (Oct 2017)

  • This organisation is a Centre of Excellence. From administration staff to both 'Scott's' who provided an interesting and informative course. Finally, the variety and quality of food provided was much appreciated by everyone. (Feb 2016)

    R. Price who recently attended our Making & Using Traditional Mortars - C1 Contractor Level 1 course.

  • “I found the course very informative, despite being in the trade for 28 years!”

    R.W. (Contractor)

  • “A gold mine of information.”

    R.S. (University lecturer)

  • “‘The Scottish Lime Centre Trust is the foremost centre for the study of traditional building materials in Scotland.” (Sept. 2011)

    Miles Glendinning, Professor of Architectural Conservation, University of Edinburgh

  • “The course would be very beneficial to our local Surveyors, Architects and Planners!”

    M.O. (Contractor)

  • Thanks to the guys at Merryhill for last Saturday. Stunning location. Richard love - great teacher!

    Michael Sneddon who attended our Drystone Walling course, March 2014

  • “...the most concentrated and useful CPD training I have probably ever experienced.”

    L.D. (THI Director)

  • An excellent day's course!

    Jonathan Eagle, who attended our Decorative Stone Carving course, 31 May 2014

Scottish Lime Centre Trust is a charity registered in Scotland No: SCO22692

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