SPAB Scotland

Members of the SPAB living and working in Scotland decided to form their own semi-autonomous group in 1995. Scotland has its own building traditions, architectural language and property laws, all of which are best dealt with locally. All members of the SPAB residing in Scotland are automatically members of SPAB Scotland. If you are a SPAB member residing outside Scotland and would like to find out more about SPAB Scotland events and activities, please contact our Scotland Officer, Lucy Stewart at scotland@spab.org.uk to be added to the mailing list. Members north of the border get all of the benefits of SPAB membership, plus a dedicated series of events, both technical and recreational.

Membership administration is handled by the SPAB in London, so please join online.

SPAB Scotland has its own Committee, which is currently made up of eleven members. There can be up to 12 Committee members, and the term of appointment is three years. Key posts may require availability for up to eight meetings a year outside of working hours.  If you would like to know more about being part of the committee or simply helping out with one or two events, please get in touch with us. Our current Chair is Jamie McNamara. 

Stay in touch

Keep up to date with SPAB Scotland news and events through our email newsletter. You can see examples below.

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Thatch survey 2014-2015

Scotland has a long tradition of using thatch, and one of the most diverse ranges of thatching materials and techniques found in Europe. But thatched buildings have largely disappeared from the rural landscape in many parts of Scotland. This survey is the essential first step in identifying the type and quality of thatched buildings which remain, so that skills and resources can be directed most effectively.

Donate

Your donation will support a variety of activities, including providing free educational lectures, advice and campaigning on behalf of Scotland's historic built environment. 

Our priority at the moment is to provide heavily discounted places for young people (under 30) at our upcoming working parties, which have been postponed to 2021 as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Our working parties are a fun and unique way for people with a love for Scottish Heritage to get involved with repair projects on a building in need. Assisting young people to learn more about traditional skills and materials encourages a life-long appreciation for these crafts. The working parties also provide young people with an opportunity to engage with heritage and architectural professionals in a relaxed environment.

SPAB Scotland are very grateful for any and all donations that support our work. 

 

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Events

Event

SPAB Scotland will be in Glasgow for 2 days, come and visit our temporary office! We will also be offering online sessions via the IHBC Helpdesk+

Presented by SPAB Scotland

02/11/2021 - 03/11/2021
General Interest
The Scottish Civic Trust, The Tobacco Merchants House, GLASGOW, G1 1DT
Price:

This is a FREE event, but we do ask that you register before attending

We will be open for in-person visits 12-3pm each day.

We will be LIVE! online for web visits 3-5pm each day.

Event

Mark Watson of HES will guide an in-person walking tour of the Merchant City area of Glasgow, and consider the energy saving possibilities of the buildings in relation to COP26.
Presented by SPAB Scotland

03/11/2021 - 03/11/2021
General Interest
The Scottish Civic Trust, The Tobacco Merchants House, GLASGOW, G1 1DT
Price:

£5 per person

Tour starts at 11am

Booking closes 11pm on Tuesday 2 November

Lecture

We have unfortunately had to cancel this event, please check your email if you have already registered.
Presented by SPAB Scotland.

03/11/2021 - 03/11/2021
General Interest
Online
Price:

Members £5
Non-Members £6

Start time 18.00
Finish 19.30 (includes 30 mins Q&A)

Event Cancelled
Lecture

Join stone mason Nic Boyes to hear about his work at George Heriots School, Edinburgh as part of our Conservation on the Edge series.
Presented by SPAB Scotland

09/11/2021 - 09/11/2021
CPD
Online
Price:

Online CPD - £25
Speaker: Nic Boyes, stone conservator

Start time 12noon
Finish time 13.30pm (inc 30 mins Q&A)