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29 August 2023

HES launch new heritage professional learning programme at the Engine Shed

The Engine Shed, Historic Environment Scotland’s (HES) dedicated building conservation centre in Stirling, will host a new programme of learning events for heritage professionals this autumn.

Someone's hand working on a traditional slate roof

Five sessions will run during October and November, covering key areas and agendas within the heritage and built environment sector including building conservation, heritage planning, climate change, energy efficiency and retrofit and traditional building maintenance.

The programme is aimed at graduates, heritage professionals and building practitioners from all disciplines interested in developing their knowledge and practice, in particular those who have entered the sector in the past few years or who are considering entry to the sector.

Rachael Dorman, Technical Education and Training Programme Delivery Manager at HES, said: “We’re delighted to offer this new programme of learning at the Engine Shed.

As Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, we are committed to helping meet skills needs across the sector and supporting knowledge sharing around key issues facing our built environment, such as the impacts of climate change and the retrofit and adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

“We look forward to welcoming a range of different learners, from anyone responsible for a traditional building to those with a broader interest in building conservation, for what we hope will be valuable and informative sessions.”

Five events will run during October and November 2023:

Tue 10 Oct: An Introduction to Building Conservation
Wed 18 Oct: Heritage Planning
Thu 2 Nov: Impact of Climate Change on Heritage
Tue 14 Nov: Energy Efficiency and Adaptive Reuse of Buildings
Fri 24 Nov: Traditional Building Maintenance
For more information and to book, visit the Engine Shed website.

About Historic Environment Scotland (HES) 

  • We are the lead body for Scotland’s historic environment, a charity dedicated to the advancement of heritage, culture, education and environmental protection. It is at the forefront of researching and understanding the historic environment and addressing the impacts of climate change on its future, investigating and recording architectural and archaeological sites and landscapes across Scotland and caring for more than 300 properties of national importance. We are also the lead on delivering Scotland's strategy for the historic environment, Our Past, Our Future.
  • Historic Scotland, Scran, Canmore, The National Collection of Aerial Photography (NCAP), The Engine Shed, Stirling Castle, and Edinburgh Castle are sub-brands of HES.
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For further information, please contact:

Claire Mullaney
Historic Environment Scotland Media Office
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