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
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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
Historic Environment Scotland’s Engine Shed has launched its Advanced Diploma Course in Technical Building Conservation. Aimed at those with experience in the built heritage sector and interested in developing their career within building conservation, the new postgraduate course will be taught at
Over 500 architectural historians, architects, conservationists and others from around the globe will meet in Glasgow for the 70th annual international conference of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH). The conference will run from June 7–11 at the University of Strathclyde’s Technolog
Signing the agreement at Shrewsbury Flaxmill in Maltings are (from left) Jason Thomas, commercial & property operations, Historic Environment Service (Cadw); Colin Tennant, head of traditional skills and materials, Historic Environment Scotland; Mark Noonan, industry relations director for CITB
Funding has been made available for repairing and preserving key buildings on Union Street in Aberdeen Seven communities across Scotland are to benefit from the latest round of Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) funding, it has been announced today.
Crown Copyright @ Historic Environment Scotland A block of flats in Edinburgh made famous by the novel Trainspotting have been awarded Category A listed status.
Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop has today confirmed a £6.6 million capital boost to support investment in conservation work, repairs and visitor facilities at several of Scotland’s iconic heritage sites and monuments. The announcement follows the publication today of the most comprehensive conserv
All 305 of Scotland’s historic, traditional thatched buildings have been recorded for the very first time as part of a unique 18-month field work project. Published today, A Survey of Thatched Buildings in Scotland is a full-colour photographic survey of every thatched building across the country,
Projects set to be improved under the initiative include (clockwise from top left) Brechin’s Bar & Cardell Halls; public realm improvements at Govan Cross; the Pearce Institute and Water Row Glasgow City Council has approved funding to proceed with the next stage of a regeneration scheme in Go
Plans have been lodged with Glasgow City Council for an 185-bed student housing development on the site of the dilapidated Jumpin’ Jaks nightclub on Sauchiehall Street. If approved, the proposed development, adjoining the world-renowned Glasgow School of Art campus, will also include roof gardens,
Levengrove Park A project to transform Dumbarton’s Levengrove Park has taken a major step forward after securing a £2.8 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.