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Soft Capping in Scotland

Research Report: Soft capping in Scotland: the content and potential of using plants to protect masonry

This book in two volumes covers the use of plants on masonry to preserve traditional buildings. It explains the technique in great detail and contains a number of case studies. 

Soft Capping Vol 1 and Vol 2 are available as a PDF on a USB stick in a presentation box for £6 on sale in the Engine Shed shop in Stirling, or as a free download.

A hard copy of each separate volume is available from a print on demand site:

Print-on-demand books are printed by a separate company. Historic Scotland is not responsible for the print quality of the publication. The price is set by the printer. Historic Scotland does not receive any income from these sales.