Humble Heritage Online CPD Series: Scotland's Thatched Buildings

Humble Heritage Online CPD Series: Scotland's Thatched Buildings

The first in a three part series learning about vernacular roofing techniques

13/10/2020 - 13/10/2020
Course Type: 
Introductory, CPD

£25 per person 

Event details

12.00-13.00 13 October 2020  

Online CPD sesison held via Zoom. Replay available to view until 20/10/20. The first session in a three-part Humble Heritage Online CPD Series looking at Traditional Roofing Materials and Techniques.

About the Session:

This talk, given by SPAB Scotland Committee Member Jessica Hunnisett, will explore the thatched heritage of Scotland, what survives of this traditional roofing material, and how we can conserve what remains. This talk expands on the Scottish Thatch Survey carried out by SPAB Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland in 2014-15.  

About the Speaker:

Jessica Hunnisett MRICS

Jessica is a conservation accredited chartered building surveyor and District Surveyor for the central west region of the Historic Scotland Estate.  She is responsible for the care and maintenance of Properties in Care of Scottish Ministers, working with a team of conservation professionals on a diverse collection of scheduled monuments and listed buildings from Doune Castle in Stirlingshire across to Machrie Moor standing stones on Arran.  

If you’re considering registering five or more employees for a live online CPD session, contact the Education and Training team ( to enquire about our new group booking rates. All universities, colleges and schools who wish to make bookings of 10 or more students should also contact us to find out more about our group booking rates.

Booking Terms & Conditions

IT requirements: Please note that this is an online course and will be held via a webinar platform called Zoom. You will be sent instructions on how to join the session when you book. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio. On android mobiles/tablets, sessions can be accessed via either Chrome for Android or Firefox for Android. Apple mobile/tablet users will need to download the Zoom app. If you require any assistance using Zoom, please email

Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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