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 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 nine 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 Tyler Lott Johnston.

Guardians for SPAB Scotland are: Caroline Webster (Elgin), Aida Dehpour (Aberdeenshire), Stephanie Weinraub (Stirling), Peter McCluskey (Glasgow), Brigit Luffingham (Glasgow), Martin Hadlington (Oban), Nic Boyes (Edinburgh), Tyler Lott Johnston (Edinburgh), and Amy Redman (Cumbria).  


We are always pleased to hear from you if you wish to inform us of a planning application / listed building consent application that you believe will negatively affect an old or historic building in Scotland. Please complete our casework submission form to alert us to cases. You can also use this form to let us know about a building at risk from neglect or development. Not only does this form alert us of the risk to the building, but allows us to quickly respond to the case and begin campaigns where deemed necessary and appropriate. 

We do ask that you please only use this form if the building you are concerned about is in Scotland. (You can find out more about how to alert us to a case in England or Wales in our Casework Section.)

All requests submitted via this form will be considered by our Scotland Officer and our Scotland Committee. While we endeavour to respond to every one, we are primarily driven by volunteers, which can sometimes limit our capacity. If we are unable to directly respond to the case, we may forward it on to other organisations throughout Scotland and the UK. 


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 to SPAB Scotland

Your donation will support a variety of activities, including providing free educational lectures, advice and campaigning on behalf of Scotland's historic built environment. SPAB Scotland are very grateful for any and all donations that support our work. 


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