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HES Engine Shed – Lime Mortar: Principles and Practices

8 February - 09:30 - 16:00

£45 – £75

Thursday 8 February 2024,  9.30am – 1.30pm or 9.30am – 4.00pm

Event Description

Lime is a traditional bedding and pointing material in Scotland’s historic built environment. These three morning talks will start with the basic principles of processing raw limestone or shells into mortar and plaster. We will also share current best practice and the innovative techniques used to identify (and replicate) parts for conservation and repair projects.

A networking lunch will provide you with the opportunity to continue discussions and explore the Engine Shed.

In the afternoon, the speakers will lead a walking tour around Stirling’s Old Town to discuss a wide range of conservation issues.

Learning outcomes

You will:

  • understand the basic principles and techniques of processing lime for traditional building purposes
  • learn how centuries of lime-working in Scotland has informed current best practice in repair and conservation
  • understand the value of undertaking lab-based mortar analysis to inform the specification of conservation and repair project work


  • Charles Jones, Technical Conservation Skills Programme Manager at Historic Environment Scotland
  • Jason Boag, Technical Skills Training Officer at Historic Environment Scotland
  • Callum Graham, Conservation Scientist at Historic Environment Scotland


8 February
09:30 - 16:00
£45 – £75
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Engine Shed
Forthside Way
Stirling, FK8 1QZ United Kingdom
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