Pointing with lime

Skills Training

Skills training is integral to caring for the built environment.

Historic Scotland takes a strategic approach in working with key industry and sector partners to further the needs of the traditional sector. We work in partnership with others to raise the profile of the sector and have facilitated the development of new specialist vocational qualifications.

In specialist areas we are able to target specific needs where appropriate training or skills are limited through our Fellowship and Internship programmes. These allow us to target specialisms where small numbers of entrants to the field can have a significant national impact. These have included ornamental plasterwork, engineering conservation and stained glass conservation.

Training Grant Scheme
Pointing with lime
Grants for improving technical skills

Summer School
Historic Scotland Summer School, 2010
Introduction to conservation

Bursary Placements
Lime harling
HLF Training Bursary Scheme

Health Check Scheme
An HS taster craft session for primary school children

Relevant downloads on the health check scheme


Ruth Davies, Craft Fellow in architectural woodworking
Our fellowship & internship programme


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