Our week-long summer school provides a thorough introduction to building conservation and traditional building materials and skills.

You’ll learn about building materials like stone, lime and metal to understand how they work together to create the buildings around us. You will also get an insight into how traditional building materials should be treated to ensure that they continue to last.

Our Conservation Summer School is popular with a range of delegates from homeowners to professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge.

The course combines:

  • presentations
  • workshops
  • field trips
  • hands-on activities

Course content

An Introduction to Conservation: Principles and Materials
Monday 6th June 2016

Traditional Skills and Materials
Tuesday 9th June 2016

Building Lime and Vernacular
Wednesday 8th June 2016

Digital Survey and Project Management
Thursday 9th June 2016

Climate Change and Fire Prevention
Friday 10th June 2016

Buy tickets

You can buy single day tickets at £100 each or pay £450 to attend for the full week. Bursary places are available for third year undergraduate students on a building related course.

Buy tickets for our Conservation Summer School.

Download the programme [PDF, 212kb]

Ticket costs include all tuition, materials and transport between activities throughout the day/week.


Technical Outreach and Education
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place

Telephone: 0131 668 8683
Email: technicaleducation@hes.scot