Traditional Building Skills Courses 2022 - 6th Jun 2022 to 24th Jun 2022
The continued use of traditional materials in the repair and maintenance of historic buildings is of vital importance and the skills and techniques required in their use are equally so. Such skills also provide a valuable connection to our past and inspiration for future employment. Following the success of traditional building skills workshops delivered as part of past projects, most recently through the Tay Landscape Partnership (2014-18), the Trust is continuing to develop and provide new training projects.
This year, our program includes introductory training in both traditional lime mortar based stonemasonry and traditional carpentry – using mortices & tenons, holes and pegs to build a frame by a technique known as oakwrighting. The courses are coordinated by Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust with the support of Historic Environment Scotland and the Gannochy Trust. We run these primarily to encourage people to consider career options using these trades as there is a high demand for these skills but currently not enough able practitioners. Placements are free thanks to our funders but we may ask attendees to bring their own safety footwear or other small necessities. Advice will also be given on how to go further with learning these skills after the initial course should participants wish to do so.
Places are now available to book on our 5 day traditional Oakwrighting course at the Green Shoots community garden at Aberdalgie, Perth which will be held over the week 20-24th June 2022.
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Further introductory traditional stonemasonry courses will be announced for later in this season and available to book soon.