Flying the Flag for Traditional Building Skills!
As active members of the Fife and Tayside Traditional Buildings Forum, the Trust was proud to attend a reception at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh this month. The evening was hosted by Gordon Lindhurst MSP and organised to celebrate and recognise the valuable contribution made by the Scottish Traditional Building Forums to successfully raising awareness of traditional building skills in Scotland.
Our Historic Buildings Development Officer Sara Carruthers represented the Trust and was accompanied by Martin Richardson of TJ Ross Joiners Ltd as well as pupils and teachers from St John’s Academy who had participated in the Perth Traditional Building Skills event held on King Edward’s Street in September. PKHT have run two of these events in Perth now as part of the Perth City Heritage Fund outreach programme. Other members of the Fife and Tayside Traditional Buildings Forum were also present, as were schools and forum members from similar skills events delivered elsewhere in Scotland.
Raising awareness of traditional buildings skills and offering young people training opportunities are two of the Trust’s core strategic aims and it was a pleasure to present the work we’ve been doing in Perth and Kinross to MSPs and share this special evening with colleagues from across Scotland.