Building Conservation Working Party 2016

Building Conservation Working Party 2016: Tuesday 7th June to Thursday 9th June  - Balmerino Abbey, Fife


Each year the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) runs several working parties to gather volunteers, community members, historic building professionals and conservation specialists for a week of work and learning, whilst putting our expertise and advice into practice on a historic building in need. We are delighted to announce that this year SPAB Scotland will be joining forces with the National Trust for Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland and the Building Limes Forum.

The annual summer working party has become an increasingly popular event attracting volunteers ranging from heritage and architectural professionals, to those with an informed amateur interest in buildings and history. For this short period they are united in their efforts to help a specific building. Volunteering at the Building Conservation Working Party is a unique opportunity to learn from some of the country's leading craftspeople in a relaxed setting. Experts will be on hand at all times to guide volunteers through the work.

We are also looking for practical support in kind, and there are a number of ways in which you can get involved, or sponsor an element of the event.  Perhaps you are local and can bake a cake or two, or maybe you can assist with larger items such as health & safety equipment or hiring a portaloo.  If you would like more details on how you might be able to help, or have an idea for something to donate then please get in touch!

 You can download the application form HERE. Please return your completed application form before 30th March 2016 by email only We will aim to make all Building Conservation Working Party place offers during April 2016.If you have any further questions please contact SPAB Scotland Administrator Emma Whyley on 07827 920 963 or email