Upcoming SPAB Events in Scotland


Visit to Union Bridge and Paxton House, North Berwick
Date: Sunday 4th June
Price: £30
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The visit will include a tour of Paxton House, Architects John & James Adam and James Reid, a boat trip along the Tweed from Paxton House to look at the bridge from the river and back to Paxton house and then a visit to the Union Chain Bridge by Captain Samuel Brown with advice from eminent Engineer John Rennie on the building of the masonry towers. Here we will meet members of the Friends of the Chain Bridge who will tell us about the bridge and the plans for its bicentenary in 2020. This wrought iron Suspension Bridge is believed to be the oldest suspension bridge still carrying vehicles. The bridge which links England to Scotland (hence Union Bridge) was built at the upper tidal limit of the river Tweed on the site of a former ford.

10.30: Meet for a special tour of Paxton House
12.00 – 12.50: lunch
13.00 -14.00 boat trip
14.00 - 14.15 walk along riverside path to visit Union Chain Bridge
14.45 – 16.15 talks and exhibition at Honey Farm

Places are on a first come first served basis. If the weather is bad the boats may not run.

Balmerino Revisit 2017
Date: Friday 16th June
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Join us for a revisit to the site of the 2016 Building Conservation Working Party at Balmerino Abbey, Fife, where we will learn about the background to the HES topographical survey, enjoy a walk around the site with their findings. Followed by a review of the work undertaken last year and a report of the monitoring of the soft capping trails.We will end the afternoon with a bonfire on the beach, and weather permitting a BBQ (should the weather prevent this, there is a back up fish supper option). Camping is also available.



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