Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival

The festival is organised by the Edinburgh Traditional Building Forum, a group representing stakeholders from across the sector from architects and surveyors, to suppliers and craftsmen.

The aim is to celebrate Edinburgh’s traditional buildings and the materials and skills used to maintain them for future generations. The festival is funded by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, the Stone Federation of Great Britain, and the Construction Industry Training Board with support from Edinburgh World Heritage.

The festival events are all free but places are limited, and can be booked via the Edinburgh Festival Fringe box office. Please click on the links below to make a booking.

12th August:

10.30am Lead Roofing Demonstration
Steve McLennan (National Federation of Roofing Contractors)

12.00pm Maintaining Sash & Case Windows
Keith Swann (Edinburgh College)

1.30pm Georgian Edinburgh before the New Town
James Simpson (Simpson and Brown)

3pm Iron Work Demonstration
Andrew Laing (Charles Laing & Sons Ltd)

13th August

10.30am Stone Masonry Demonstration
Richard Groom (Stone Federation Great Britain)

12.30pm Restoration and development of Riddles Court
Una Richards (Scottish Historic Buildings Trust)

2pm Painting and Decorating Demonstration
Steve Hand (Painting and Decorating Association)

14th August

10.30am Roof Slating Demonstration
Scott Miller (National Federation of Roofing Contractors)

12.30pm Calton Hill Geology Walk (Meeting at Calton Hill Steps)
Emily Tracey (British Geological Survey)

2pm Traditional building skills and World Heritage
Adam Wilkinson (Edinburgh World Heritage)

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