Historic Environment Scotland – The Engine Shed

HES – The Engine Shed

The power of the internet and social media gives everyone access to Historic Environment Scotland and The Engine Shed.  It therefore provides so much wonderful information and also the opportunity to ‘meet’ those with similar interests and objectives.

The Engine Shed


What is the Engine Shed

The Engine Shed is a dedicated building conservation centre in central Stirling.  This is open Monday – Saturday 10am to 4pm.

“It enables us to encourage understanding of traditional building materials and skills among the public and professionals and raise standards in conservation for traditional buildings”

From interactive exhibits and hands on activities to signing up for a masterclass or workshop they have activities for all ages. Besides that, it has an excellent information website covering all of these topics.  As well as learning, building advice on components, materials and common problems, publications and more.

The Engine Shed and Thatch

They send out regular newsletters.  It has a useful social media presence where we engage and enjoy their input and articles on historic Scottish thatch.   We are happy to engage with them and enjoy their input and thatch projects.  More importantly they have recently added an excellent Inform Guide on Thatched Roofs which they have kindly allowed us to put up on our website under our resources section.

Inform thatched Roofs

They have more great information on historic Scottish buildings, materials, construction and conservation on their website.  If you are interested in traditional buildings why not go along, look at their website or follow them on social media.

The Engine Shed – blog

Here is an interesting blog from the Engine Shed from May this year regarding some thatching works done on cruck cottage which was sadly damaged by fire.

#workingtogether and sharing the interesting thatch news.

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