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Stimulating Demand for Traditional Skills Ministerial Summit

CATEGORY: Building Skills
Technical Conservation

SOURCE: Historic Scotland
DATE: 27 December 2012

Historic Scotland hosted a ministerial event at Forth Valley College, Stirling on the 19th of November 2012. Stimulating Demand for Traditional Skills Ministerial Summit emphasised the poor condition of Scotland’s pre-1919 traditional building stock, the findings of an evidence paper released for the summit showed that the majority of traditional buildings are in urgent need of repairs.

The problem was highlighted by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MP. Ms Hyslop took the opportunity to announce Historic Scotland’s forthcoming pilot Traditional Building Health Check Scheme, which will provide help for home owners to identify potential problems and how to tackle the maintenance and repair of their properties. This scheme will promote traditional skills and encourage employment, sustainable housing, tackle climate change and assist economic recovery.

To access the evidence paper summary report or the executive summary report from Stirling City Heritage Trust, please follow the links below.

A Scottish Monument Watch – Full report [PDF, 4.23MB]

A Scottish Monument Watch – Report summary [PDF, 1.69MB]

You can also read the full press release about this event

Establishing the Need for Traditional Skills [PDF, 677KB]


For further information please read the news release
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