Traditional property owners invited to workshop event

Image showing improvements made to the Haining in Selkirk.

Published: Monday, 17th April 2017

Owners of traditional buildings across the Scottish Borders are being invited to a workshop in Selkirk being delivered by the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre.

The workshop is being run in association with Selkirk Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS).

Four leading experts will be on hand to look at the basic principles and critical factors which must be addressed when identifying potential sustainable futures for traditional buildings of all types.

Workshop event for owners of traditional buildings

The event is being held on Thursday 25 May at The Haining, Selkirk from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

The event includes:

  • a series of brief presentations
  • case studies
  • facilitated discussion
  • question and answer sessions

The cost is £35 and includes lunch and refreshments.

See more information on the Sustainable Futures event.

Book your place

For further information, or to book a place

Colin Gilmour, Selkirk CARS Project Officer

“In recent years a number of ‘at risk’ buildings across the country have become the subject of high profile restoration projects, resulting in their successful adaptation for a range of alternative uses.

“However, for each of these ‘heritage rescue’ projects there are many traditional buildings, from town centre shops to large country houses, which are facing an uncertain future.

“This event will bring owners of such buildings together and give them a better understanding of how they can make best use of their properties, keep them in good condition and secure their future for generations to come.”

Further information

Selkirk Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) is a partnership project developed along with the community-based Selkirk CARS Steering Group.

Funding was successfully obtained from Historic Scotland in January 2013. The project will run until March 2018.

Selkirk CARS is focused on a range of heritage and conservation-based regeneration activities within the town centre over a five year period. The project has an overall budget of just over £1million, funded by Historic Scotland (£795,000) and ourselves (£215,000).