Falkland Craft Symposium 2018

Falkland Craft Symposium 2018

Join SPAB Scotland at the 3rd Falkland Craft Symposium, a weekend celebrating crafts with a wide selection of demonstrations and lectures to attend.

'A symposium is an occasion when people meet together in a friendly welcoming context to talk together with passion and commitment about matters that interest them. Celebration of craft matters to us.'

17/08/2018 - 19/08/2018
General Interest, CPD, Leisure Learning
Falkland Stewardship Trust
The Stables,
United Kingdom

Event details

Third Falkland Craft Symposium, 17-19 August, on the Falkland Estate in Fife.

Following the great success of previous years, SPAB Scotland are once again supporting the Falkland Stewardship Trust in their annual celebration of traditional crafts.  Throughout the three days there will be many practical activities in progress including working with wood and stone, firing up a lime-kiln, pointing with earth and lime mortars, repairing two magnificent estate walls, and so on. Further details and booking information can be found on the website of the Centre for Stewardship or by writing directly to Peter Burman, SPAB Scotland Committee member and also a Guardian and Trustee of the Society, at peterburman@btinternet.com

Friday 17th August - There will be a programme of stimulating lectures by leading authorities in their fields and which are addressed to fellow professionals and to all who are interested in traditional building materials and skills. There will also be a late-afternoon of the House of Falkland, a major country house by William Burn (1839-44) with 1890s additions to the interiors by Robert Weir Schultz, one of the leading Scottish architects of the Arts & Crafts period who was part of the first generation of SPAB and Arts Workers' Guild circles working in London as well as is Scotland.

Saturday 18th August - On the second day the emphasis will be on craftspeople 'speaking for themselves'.

Sunday 19th August - A family-orientated day for which no charge is being made and when there will be even more craft-related activities and a privileged (in the sense of 'after hours' with expert guides) visit round Falkland Palace.

All the activities are based around the early 19thC Stables courtyard which is the home of the Falkland Centre for Stewardship.

Full booking information can be found here:

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About 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.

Booking Terms & Conditions

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

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