Highlands & Islands Traditional Building Forum: ‘Traditional Buildings - Materials and Skills’

Posted on 01st May 2018.

                                                                        Highlands & Islands Traditional Building Forum Annual Conference 2018

                                                                               ‘Traditional Buildings - Materials and Skills’

There is a need to ensure that the supply of traditional building materials and skills meets the repair and maintenance needs of the half a million pre-1900 building stock in Scotland. The availability and use of appropriate materials is essential to the supply and demand for traditional buildings skills. This conference includes presentations and exhibitors on traditional building materials including stone, mortar, timber, metals and glass and will conclude with a case study of the recently completed Inverness Town House repair project.

Date: Friday 21 September 2018

Time: Registration 08.45, Start 09.15, Finish 16.00.

Venue: Smithton Church, 1 Murray Rd, Smithton, Inverness IV2 7YU

Cost:  £95 per person (VAT exempt)

To receive further information: Send your e-mail address to training@inverness.uhi.ac.uk


Professor David Mitchell - Director of Conservation, Historic Environment Scotland.

Nigel Copsey - Stonemason and Building Conservator, The Earth, Stone and Lime Company and Associates.

David Wiggins - Project Engineer, Curtins Consulting Ltd.

Dr Ewan Hyslop - Head of Technical Research & Science, Historic Environment Scotland.

Malcolm Thomson- D Blake & Co. Ltd

                                                                                                         Case Study: Inverness Town House


Ian Fraser – LDN architects (design team lead)

Steven Laing – Laing Traditional Masonry (LTM)

Jason Kelman - Project Manager, The Highland Council

Chris Chesney - Iona Glass/Rainbow Glass

Cait Whitson - Carte Blanch

                                                                                                              Annual Conference 2018