Historic Scotland offer free places on conservation course


UNDERGRADUATES are being invited to apply for places on a free conservation course run by Historic Scotland that will help extend skills and improve employment prospects.

Leading specialists from Historic Scotland are convening the Technical Conservation Summer School in the Stirling area in June, where students will gain an insight into the use of traditional building materials and skills within Scotland’s built heritage.  

All traditional buildings depend upon the application of appropriate skills and materials to secure them for current and future generations. Students on the course will be taught how traditional buildings were constructed, and learn about traditional materials through lectures and hands-on activities.

Historic Scotland manage Edinburgh Castle amongst other historic buildings.




Historic Scotland is only able to offer a limited number of places on the course, which is open to undergraduates in their third year of study in a building related subject, including architecture, building surveying, planning and structural engineering. (Students studying building conservation are not eligible to apply.)

Costs of attending the course including all accommodation and meals will be covered by Historic Scotland for the duration of the one-week course (June 11th to 15th),. Successful applicants have to make their way to and from the course at the start and end of the course.

Students from outlying areas such as the Highlands and Islands are eligible to apply for a travel subsidy.

Anyone wishing to apply should email [email protected] by Monday 16th April with a CV and answering the following questions: why would you like to complete this course? What is your favourite Scottish traditional building and why? What do you hope to learn from the course? Why should we select you over other applicants?