Construction work is underway on the much anticipated £6.1 million Birthplace Project to transform The David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre into a world-class visitor attraction. Clark Contracts has been appointed as the main contractor on the multi-million pound operation to restore and renovate t
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The Engine Shed team celebrate one year since Scotland's dedicated building conservation centre first opened Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, The Engine Shed, celebrates its first birthday today after reaching key milestones in its first year, including welcoming over 15,000 visi
Esh Construction has spoken of its pride after seeing its pioneering work on Stirling’s new building conservation centre shortlisted for a prestigious award from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Livingston-based construction company, part of Esh Group, completed the ambitio
A new group formed in the wake of a Parliamentary debate on tenement maintenance has called for action to ensure the protection of Scotland’s historic and most common type of residence. The first meeting of the Working Group on maintenance of Tenement Scheme Property highlighted the growing concer
A plan for the continued management, conservation and maintenance of more than 600 buildings and monuments across the length and breadth of Scotland has been launched today by Historic Environment Scotland (HES). The Asset Management Plan outlines the steps HES is taking to maintain not just the his
St Andrews' coast will be mapped as part of the project The damage that climate change could cause to nearly one fifth of Scotland’s coastline as well as important infrastructure and monuments from and the steps that could be taken to mitigate it will be forecast in a new two year research project
An artist’s impression of the proposed linear park – inspired by New York City’s High Line – that could soon grace the top of the revamped Bowling Harbour bridge at the gateway to the Forth & Clyde Canal Ambitious plans to create a new linear park inspired by New York City’s High Line
LDA Design has submitted a raft of refinements to its Union Terrace Gardens proposals following feedback from the public. The latest plans include a realignment of a proposed new walkway, linking Union Street to the Gardens, to reduce the potential impact on any future development of the adjacent ra
The road to Kinlochewe on the North Coast 500. Image: VisitScotland The Scottish Government is to establish a fund to provide investment in infrastructure to support sustainable growth in rural tourism across Scotland.
An artist’s impression of the proposed linear park – inspired by New York City’s High Line – that could soon grace the top of the revamped Bowling Harbour bridge at the gateway to the Forth & Clyde Canal A new linear park inspired by New York City’s High Line could be set for the weste
HES director of conservation Professor David Mitchell, Deputy First Minister John Swinney and HES chief executive Alex Paterson examine the interactive map display at the Engine Shed Deputy First Minister and cabinet secretary for education and skills, John Swinney, welcomed the announcement of ten
Work on a major renovation of the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum in Lyness looks set to start in spring next year after the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) approved a grant of up to £1.155 million. Designed by Studio MB, the project will involve the restoration of the historic buildings, the enha
Leith Theatre The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is expanding its grant-giving programme and has launched a new Scottish Community Development Grant that enables historic building regeneration projects in communities across Scotland.
Plans for a £100 million redevelopment of a former hospital site near Montrose have hit a potential stumbling block after concerns were revealed by Historic Environment Scotland. The mixed-use development, called Sunnyside Park, will see the former Sunnyside Royal Hospital site in Hillside transfor
The restoration of a former school building to be used by Parkhead Housing Association can now be completed after Glasgow City Council approved over £567,000 of new funding. The B-listed former Parkhead Public School in Westmuir Street is to be revamped to create a local enterprise centre with a mi