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We are creating a new public body, Historic Environment Scotland, which will come into effect from 1 October 2015. While we work on shaping our future we can reassure you that all services and products will continue as normal. We will continue to keep you up to date on developments. Please follow our progress and find out more about our new organisation.
Scotland’s traditionally built environment is one of its most unique and cherished features. It is something which both draws visitors from around the world and gives Scotland’s inhabitants a sense of place and identity. Technical Conservation Group, in collaboration with John Donald imprint, is producing a major publication to celebrate for the first time the raw materials which have been employed in forming Scotland’s traditional buildings. In total 14 different materials are examined, including stone, timber, iron, clay and slate. Each material is discussed by an expert in that field, reflecting regional variations,the socio-economic stories behind the materials, and how they have shaped Scotland’s traditionally built environment.