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our work


Conservator at work
At Historic Scotland, the Conservation Group informs and sustains the conservation, repair and maintenance of the built environment by;
  • Undertaking technical and scientific research
  • Supporting the perpetuation and understanding of traditional building skills
  • Understanding and promoting the use and availability of traditional building materials
  • Provision of specialist technical and scientific advice
  • Provision of applied specialist conservation services
  • Delivery of technical education and outreach activity

The director of the Conservation Group) is David Mitchell

Our team can provide:
  • Guidance
    Advice and information on the care of historic buildings in Scotland through our technical team and conservation publications for the public and professionals.

  • Support
    Training support through our events, fellowships & internships programme, and a small grants scheme to support building conservation in Scotland.

  • Research
    A knowledge base of building methods, materials and technical expertise unique to Scotland.




Contact us

Historic Scotland
Conservation Group
Longmore House,
Salisbury Place, Edinburgh
EH9 1SH
Tel: +44 (0) 131 668 8668

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