Our centres for training in Stirling and Elgin teach building craft skills to the highest standard
Scotland’s older buildings are all around us. They make up some of our most loved historic attractions, as well as being our homes, workplaces, community spaces and schools. They were built using traditional craft skills, like stonemasonry, metalworking and more.
Traditional building skills, local materials and sustainable methods make sure these buildings survive well into the future.
By training apprentices and craft fellows and offering accredited courses, we support careers in heritage and construction, while caring for these much-loved places.
Our skills training centres
Our skills training centres in Elgin and Stirling are dedicated spaces where our experts help learners thrive.
We’ve been delivering Modern Apprenticeships in Stonemasonry for over 20 years in Elgin, and over 10 years in Stirling, in partnership with Forth Valley College.
In September 2021 we opened our new, larger facility in Stirling, which means we can train more people than ever.
Our training centres help us address the skills shortage we have today in Scotland, whilst also aiding our transition to a low-carbon economy and net-zero to address the climate emergency.
A stonemason standing by large machinery in a workshop