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

Conservation principles and project development
Monday 12 June 2017

Building blocks: stone and lime
Tuesday 13 June 2017

Roofing materials and surveying techniques
Wednesday 14 June 2017

Vernacular traditions, sustainability and climate change
Thursday 15 June 2017

Conservation in practice 
Friday 16 June 2017

Buy tickets

You can buy single day tickets at £150 each or pay £550 to attend for the full week. Bursary places are available for third year undergraduate students on a building related course.

Buy tickets Download the programme [PDF, 284kb]

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