SLCT Newsletter - In the limelight

Mon 10 Feb, 2020

SLCT February Newsletter

We have had a busy January and despite going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark, we are looking forward to better weather and longer days…Here is what we have been up to…

On a very blustery January morning, our Building Advisory Team set about inspecting and sampling sandstone at the 1848 Loch Ryan Lighthouse for the Northern Lighthouse Board. Analysis of the stone will help to inform repair and replacement materials as part of their planned maintenance programme.

Earlier this week, Jason Boag, our Stonemason and Principal Trainer led our most popular course P1 Repairing Traditional Masonry for building professional learners from all over Scotland and a heritage house owner from Toronto. Here is what they said…

“Great course, very informative and I have gained a vast amount of relevant knowledge”  

“ a fantastic course, delivered by industry experts, thank you!”

Throughout January, our Building Advisory team have been tramping the streets of the Royal Burgh Inverkeithing, gathering information and samples of building materials for the Stone and Slate Survey commissioned by Fife Historic Buildings Trust who are delivering the Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration programme.

We were pleased to deliver a ‘Train the Trainers’ event together with Historic Environment Scotland for High School Technical teachers at St Andrews RC High School, Kirkcaldy. We have written lesson plans for 10 Units of learning in traditional building skills as part of the Erasmus+ programme lead by Fife Council, with partners in Norway and Poland.Contact us if you think your youth group would like a taste of traditional building skills to widen their horizons

Sound and impartial building advice

Keeping your traditional property in good nick is really important and helps maintain its value. If you need advice, we can assist you. We have updated our contact us link so that you can upload photographs with your enquiry, so we can better see the issues.

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