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HES Engine Shed – Stone in Scotland: Past, Present and Future

6 February - 09:30 - 13:00

£45 – £75

6th February 2024, 9.30am – 1.00pm

Event Description

Stone has been used to create Scotland’s historic built environment for thousands of years. These three morning talks will introduce you to the wide range of stone used in Scotland and share current best practice in stone repairs. We will also review innovative methods of identifying and procuring new stone for conservation and newbuild projects.

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

For those attending the full-day learning experience, in the afternoon the speakers will lead a walking tour around Stirling’s Old Town to discuss a wide range of stone conservation issues.

For those who cannot join us in person, a virtual ticket is available for the morning only.

Learning outcomes

You will:

  • learn how the physical characteristics and availability of natural stone influenced the design and construction of Scotland’s historic built environment from the earliest times to the present
  • understand the basic principles and techniques underpinning best practice in stone repair and conservation in Scotland
  • learn how recent innovations in quarry research and stone procurement processes can inform and enhance conservation and newbuild projects.


  • Ingval Maxwell, former Director of Technical Conservation, Research & Education at Historic Scotland
  • Charles Jones, Technical Conservation Skills Programme Manager at Historic Environment Scotland
  • Jason Boag, Technical Skills Training Officer at Historic Environment Scotland
  • Ali Davey, Traditional Skills Project Manager at Historic Environment Scotland
  • Gordon Urquhart, Postgraduate Course Manager at Historic Environment Scotland



6 February
09:30 - 13:00
£45 – £75
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Engine Shed
Forthside Way
Stirling, FK8 1QZ United Kingdom
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