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DOD Lecture Series: Building stone in Scotland

Wednesday 25 September 2019 19:00-22:00

Natural stone has been a favoured building material since the early days of human habitation in Scotland, and is still in fashion for modern architecture. The Scottish building stone industry has bequeathed a rich and diverse legacy of stone-built structures which embody the historic fabric of our cities, dwellings, monuments, places of worship and infrastructure. However, proper maintenance of stone buildings and structures poses many challenges. Paul Everett will present a synopsis of Scotland’s history of building in stone, set against a geological background, and will demonstrate how geological knowledge and understanding is helping to maintain and conserve our country’s priceless stone-built heritage.

This lecture is part of the week-long Doors Open Days lecture series, organised by the Cockburn Association. Each day there are two lectures exploring different aspects of Edinburgh’s architectural heritage and global connections. On 28th and 29th September, 149 buildings across Edinburgh and East Lothian will be open to you to explore for free. Check out the programme on our website, or drop into your local library to pick up a physical copy.

About the Cockburn Association - The Edinburgh Civic Trust
The Cockburn Association, established in 1875, is the oldest civic amenity body in the UK and we are entirely independent from local and national government. We are regarded as an influential and authoritative charity and enjoy the support of a diverse range of individual, affiliate and corporate members. We are active throughout Edinburgh and work, largely through volunteers, to protect and enhance our outstanding environment for everyone.

Event Details

Doors Open Days Lecture Series: Building stone in Scotland
Paul Everett
Wednesday, 25 July 2019 | 19:00 - 22:00
£5 (£2 students) | Tickets available online

Institut français d’Ecosse
Médiathèque Sir Patrick Geddes (first floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Access Details
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Médiathèque Sir Patrick Geddes are accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

Image credit: Visit Scotland

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