We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Preservation Trades Network (PTN) to host the first International Preservation Trades Workshop to take place outside the US.
This annual event brings together practitioners of traditional trades, employed in the conservation of the built environment, to share skills, knowledge and best practice.
Watch as trades professionals demonstrate their skills in our conservation centre, the Engine Shed in Stirling, experience talks and site visits, an educational symposium and an auction.
At Forth Valley College, we will host a stonemasonry competition between Thursday 5 and Saturday 7 September.
See demonstrations in joinery, masonry repairs, stone carving, dry stone walling, roofing, metal working, mortar repairs, plastering, timber framing, glazing and earth building. #CraftingTheFuture2019
Thursday 5 September
The first day will kick off with a welcome keynote speech from David Mitchell, our Director of Conservation, followed by a day of traditional skills demonstrations.
|Dry stone walling
||Neil Rippingale, US
||Dale Lupton, National Park Service, US
||Iain Stewart, US
||Graham Campbell, Scotland
Friday 6 September
Day two will showcase the work of internationally renowned practitioners.
||Charles Jones, Scotland
||Lara Townsend, Scotland
||Jim Turner, US
|Historic brick making
||Benjamin Curran, US
||Darren McLean, Burma
Saturday 7 September
On Saturday, we will be hosting an Education Symposium. Talks will delve into how traditional skills and materials are currently represented in the education system. You'll discover how heritage organisations are working to raise the profile of traditional skills and materials so the sector is seen as a positive career destination for the next generation.
Demonstrations will continue to take place in the main square.
In the afternoon, visit two of our neighbouring sites and conservation case studies:
These sites featured in the television series Game of Thrones and Outlander and they are now experiencing the opportunities and challenges associated with a sudden increase in visitor numbers.
Full registration includes dinner at Stirling Castle. Enjoy a three course meal in the Great Hall, followed by music, networking opportunities and an auction.
||£280 (PTN or HS Member £200 | Student £168)
|Day ticket (Thursday or Friday)
||£120 (PTN or HS Member £100 | Student £72)
|Additional conference dinner**
*Includes registration to Thursday and Friday, access to Education Symposium on Saturday, site visits and conference dinner
** Please buy this ticket to bring a partner or friend to the delegate dinner. This must be accompanied by the purchase of at least one conference registration.
Be a crafts demonstrator
Willing to showcase your skills? Connect with the traditional trades and network with the best in the industry through #CraftingTheFuture2019.
Apply by Thursday 1 August.
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