Rosamond (Roz) Artis

MRICS MA (Hons), MSc European Urban Conservation, Dip.Bldg.Cons (RICS) , IHBC

RICS Certified Building Professional


Roz is a RICS Certified Historic Building Professional. Her career with the Scottish Lime Centre Trust (SLCT) has focused on the appropriate repair and care of traditional buildings, particularly the reinstatement of external lime finishes. Roz is a trustee of both the Building Limes Forum (BLF UK) and EBUKI (Earth Building UK & Ireland) and a member of the Scottish Churches Trust grants committee.

She has written several publications on the practical use of lime and other mortars including Natural Stone Masonry in Modern Scottish Construction – A guide for designers and constructors, various articles for the BLF Annual Journal and the Building Conservation Directory.

Roz also writes all the learning resources for the wide ranging course programme offered by the SLCT and is one of the primary tutors and heads the very busy building advisory service it offers, dealing with castles to cottages and masonry arch bridges to lighthouses, and everything in between. Just five minutes with Roz ensures you will view traditional stone and lime walls in a very different way... she even does it on holiday!

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Mitchell Fotheringham

Building Surveyor

Originally studied Architectural Conservation, then went on to study Building Surveying and graduated in 2016. I worked for The Scottish Lime Center trust as a graduate surveyor where I worked on projects such as Glasgow School of Art (After the first fire) and a slate and stone survey of Cupar. I then worked as a surveyor and estimator for a roofing contractor who specialised in repair and maintenance projects in a wide range of industries ranging from naval bases to nuclear power stations.

In 2019 I worked as one of the lead inspectors in the Traditional Buildings Health Check Scheme for Stirling City Heritage Trusts. During the Covid 19 Pandemic, I returned to The Scottish Lime Center Trust as their Building Surveyor, where I consult on traditional buildings and the appropriate materials that should be used on these structures, as well as giving advice on how to thermally upgrade these buildings.


Dr.Katie Strang

BSc (Hons) MRes PhD

Building Materials Analyst

Katie is a geologist who graduated with an honours degree in Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow in 2011 and a research masters in Evolutionary Biology (2012). Katie then undertook a PhD at Durham University, specialising in Black Shale Lagerstätten from the Cambrian Explosion, looking at the depositional environment and metamorphic history of these rocks.

Her research involved detailed chemical analysis such as XRD, cathodoluminescence and scanning electron microscopy techniques to investigate the small scale mineral interactions in the shales and the effect of metamorphism on the strength and character of the rocks. She has also been involved in projects with different archaeological societies, mapping disused quarries and identifying their relationship to stones used in historic buildings. In her spare time she likes to visit different sites in Scotland to study the geology, fossil hunt and look at rocks!

Stan Stenhouse

Stonemason & Principal Trainer

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Scott Brown

Training Assistant


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Svava Bell

Finance Officer

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Derek Cunningham

Derek graduated with an honours degree in Fine Art Sculpture from Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon’s University in 1989 before spending seventeen years as a freelance sculptor and designer. He has completed commissions in a variety of materials (such as stone, bronze and glass reinforced plastic) using a variety of sculptural techniques (such as modelling, mould making, casting and carving). He has also worked at international symposiums and as a tutor. For the past fifteen years Derek has been working as a sculpture conservator and is currently employed by Graciela Ainsworth Sculpture Conservation.


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Mr. Iain Cram



Iain is a Director of Bell Ingram, a leading firm of independent land agents, estate agents and chartered surveyors, and a practising architect with 25 years of experience in the fields of architecture, conservation, planning consultancy and project management.

For the past 15 years, Iain has worked largely in the field of building conservation, specialising in the conversion of redundant commercial buildings into high quality housing. These range from single dwellings to £20M of mixed-use development.

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Mr. David Narro

Managing Director of David Narro Associates

David is a Chartered Structural and Civil Engineer and Managing Director of, David Narro Associates, which he started in 1986.  David has been an advisor to the Edinburgh New Town Conservation Committee and Historic Environment Scotland on their publications, serves on the RIAS Conservation Committee and is an external tutor at the University of Edinburgh, Department of Architecture. 

David was a Board Member of the Scottish Registration Board dealing with applications to become Approved Certifiers from 2005-2014, is an auditor under the scheme and an Approved Certifier of Design.  He was Chairman of the Scottish Branch of the Institution of Structural Engineers and served on the Council, the Professional Conduct Committee and the Strategy Study Steering Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers in London. 

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Prof Phil Banfill


Phil is a materials scientist with over 35 years of experience of research and education in a university environment. He was appointed Professor of Construction Materials at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, in 1995 and has published two books and over 160 papers.

Most of his work has been concerned with materials, but the sustainability theme brought him into the research community concerned with energy in buildings. He currently leads the Heriot Watt Urban Energy Research Group.

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Lord Charles Bruce

MA FSA Scot 

Charles Bruce has served as a Trustee of the Scottish Lime Centre Trust since 1994. He is also a Trustee of the Historic Scotland Foundation and Chairman of the Kolkata Scottish Heritage Trust.

He served for 5 years as Chairman of the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland and is a member of the advisory council of IAFOR (International Academic Forum).

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Mr. Neil Grieve


Neil spent almost 20 years working in Scottish local authorities after graduating with a degree in Town and Country Planning from Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot Watt University. From 1991 - 2011 Neil was director of the University of Dundee’s postgraduate programme on European Urban Conservation and its sister programme on International Urban Conservation.

Following retirement from the University of Dundee, Neil has continued as Chief Executive of Tayside Building Preservation Trust and is working on publications including a book entitled "The Language of Urban Conservation”.

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Ms. Graciela Ainsworth

Having gained a BA Hons in Fine Art from the University of Northumbria, (1979-1982) Graciela went on to train in Conservation at the City & Guilds of London Art School where she was awarded a Diploma in Sculpture Conservation/Restoration, (1982-1985). After spending a year working as a Sculpture Conservator at Plowden & Smith, (1985-1986), Graciela went on to work as a Sculpture Conservator in the Workshop of Taylor Pearce Restoration Services, (1986-1990).

Graciela then founded Graciela Ainsworth Sculpture Conservation in 1990 and was Icon/PACR Accredited in 2000. Since 1990 she has spoken at many conferences including events at the Glasgow School of Art, MCAP seminar, the Opening of the Nigg Pictish stone installation at Nigg and an Icon seminar at Hampton Court Palace about the conservation of the Da Maiano renaissance terracotta’s. Articles have also been written in Conservation and Sculpture publications, and she continues to carve and carry out new sculpture commissions at the same time as the sculpture conservation and restoration

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