2022 SPAB Scholar architectural assistant Jacob Long reports on an inspiring visit to Gala Fairydean Rovers in Galashiels
Carrying out regular maintenance is key to preserving important historic buildings for future generations.
We recently reviewed an application to undertake repairs, alterations and convert the eastern service range at this Grade II lited hall. We objected to some harmful aspects of the plans and it was agreed that the layout should be revised and a more sensitive proposal developed.
Presented by SPAB caseworker, Elgan Jones, the Cadw-funded video series covers everything from how to check a church roof for damage safely, to how best to identify damp and decay inside a church building.
As it’s Huntingdonshire Day, we had a look in our archives for heritage gems from the area that sometimes causes a bit of a headache for our archivist, as it was abolished as a county in 1974.
We have strongly objected to proposals to add a penthouse onto an existing extension of a Grade II* listed building, which sits at the heart of this historic town.