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International Preservation Trades Workshop 2019

A piece of stone on the ground which is being carved into a double Scottish rose

Call for craft demonstrators

Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 September 2019

The Engine Shed, Stirling

We are delighted to be hosting the first International Preservation Trades Workshop (IPTW) outside of the US, in partnership with The Preservation Trades Network (PTN).

This unique event brings together practitioners of traditional trades, employed in conservation of the built environment, to share skills, knowledge and best practice.

On Thursday 5 and Friday 6 September, there will be an action-packed programme for professionals involving craft demonstrations from both the USA and the UK, lunch time lectures, tours and more.

On Saturday 7 September, everyone from families to enthusiasts will be able to see traditional crafts up close at our free demonstrations.

The event will close with a ceilidh and auction in the magnificent Great Hall at Stirling Castle. The proceeds from the renowned PTN auction are used to fund educational bursaries and specific projects.

The programme will be published in June 2019. 

Interested in taking part?

Have knowledge or expertise you want to share? Participating in an IPTW is a great way to connect with the traditional trades. You’ll have the opportunity to network with the best in the industry.

We are looking for a variety of craft demonstrators with varying experience willing to showcase their skills. If you are interested, please fill out our application form and return to ian.walker@hes.scot or charles.jones@hes.scot by Friday 17 May 2019.  

Download the form [Word, 57 KB]

About The Preservation Trades Network

PTN fosters networking among tradespeople through organising events and workshops. Since 1997, PTN has organised an annual International Preservation and Trades Workshop. With extensive members throughout the USA, the PTN strives to promote networking, good works, community, fellowship and education.