Traditional skills for our future: Demonstrations and advice
Drop in to see skilled trades including stonemasonry, slating, joinery and decorating in action. Meet with local college tutors who can give advice on these careers, as well as stone masons and slaters who work on some of our iconic historic buildings such as Glasgow Cathedral and Stirling Castle. There will be people on hand to chat to and guidance available on how to look after traditional buildings, whether that's your home, where you work, or buildings you manage.
This event is about raising awareness of the skilled people we need to look after our existing buildings in Scotland. Buildings made with stone, slate and timber are all around us, they include where we live and work and make up over 20% of Scottish homes. They are often buildings of historic charm and give Scotland it’s unique character.
Looking after our existing buildings is a key part of the solution to the climate emergency. Making them wind and water tight, and upgrading them for energy efficiency will help to reduce carbon emissions. It’s estimated that in Scotland we will need over 22 thousand more skilled workers to deliver improvements to existing buildings to allow us to reach net-zero (CITB, Skills for Net Zero Report). These skilled jobs are crucial to help us tackle the climate emergency.
This event is being delivered by the Glasgow Traditional Building Forum in partnership with City of Glasgow College, Historic Environment Scotland, Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow and Construction Scotland Innovation Centre.
No booking required, free to drop in. This event is taking place outside Glasgow Cathedral. If you would like to visit the interoir of Glasgow Catheral, it is free and you can book a time slot in advance via the Historic Environment Scotland website.