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The Building Limes Forum – 2019 Conference ‘Lime Finishes’ and ‘Lime in Extreme Climates’

20 September 2019 - 22 September 2019


The 2019 Conference and Gathering will be held from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September at the Historic Environment Scotland Conservation Centre at The Engine Shed, Stirling, Scotland. The BLF is most grateful to HES for its support of this event.

A highlight will be a dinner in the Great Hall of Stirling Castle where the Baker Memorial Lecture will be presented by Tim Meek.

There will be hands-on activities at nearby Doune Castle, where it is proposed to build and fire a small-scale kiln using shell and fired with peat. There will also be visits to see the stunning interiors of Kinneil House (wall- and ceiling-paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries), Bannockburn House (a 17th century mansion house with sumptuous plaster ceilings), and Charlestown, the largest lime burning complex of historic lime kilns in the whole of the UK, recently consolidated by HES and made more accessible for visitors.

The cost of the 3-day event is £350 (£320 for BLF members who book before the end of July).  Attending for individual days or sessions is possible using the pick ‘n’ mix option. Booking is now open; click for the booking form.  For information about travel and accommodation, click here.


20 September 2019
22 September 2019
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The Building Limes Forum


Engine Shed
Forthside Way
Stirling, FK8 1QZ United Kingdom
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