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Scotland's Thatched Buildings

Introductory Designations Report 2018

Front cover of Scotland's Thatched Buildings Introductory Designations Report 2018

Scotland has a long tradition of using thatch, and it has one of the most diverse ranges of thatching materials and techniques found in Europe. However, the number of traditional thatched buildings is decreasing. Those that survive are important in helping us to understand this traditional skill and local building traditions and of course they make up a hugely important part of our built heritage. 

The Designations Team is undertaking a listing review of buildings across Scotland which are thatched or are recorded as once having been thatched at the time of listing.

To learn more about this listing review download our booklet and visit our Heritage Portal to search for listed thatched buildings.

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