Skills from the past for the future
Campbeltown CARS 2015-20 is not just about repairing buildings – it’s about making sure that their upkeep continues into the future.
That’s why funding through Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is paying for a training and education programmes throughout the programme.
The main focus is on upskilling local contractors and building professionals. Specialist training providers will deliver traditional skills training courses in Campbeltown during 2018/19.
CARS, through HES, also delivers an Education Programme to encourage the community to participate in the management of their heritage. Events to date include the Campbeltown: Success Built in Stone exhibition, which attracted over 2000 visitors. Other successful events included a seminar on Keeping Warm in Older Homes and workshops advising building owners on the repair and maintenance of their properties.
P7 pupils from Castlehill Primary School have been exploring what it was like to live in the Wee Toon 100 years ago. Working with the Walking Theatre Company, the imaginative pupils used their findings to stage a play last year and, more recently, portrayed characters from old photographs in a short film called Picture Us, which is available on the internet here http://bit.ly/PictureUs.
Five new traditional skills courses have been planned based on popular demand, following a survey of local contractors to determine which training would be of most interest to them. They are:
26 June 2018
Lime Awareness Day;
19 Sept 2018
14 Nov 2018
Traditional Roofing and High Level Works;
27 Feb 2019
Traditional Windows and Doors
1 May 2019
Traditional Internal Plasterwork. If you would like to book space on one of the courses, please contact 01586 559048 or email email@example.com.
Castlehill pupils film Picture Us.