A Nation of Stone

Discover the all the diverse skills and expertise it takes to conserve our nation of stone at this exhibition in The Engine Shed!

A Nation of Stone

About A Nation of Stone

Visit our exhibition that looks at our nation of stone, and learn about who is preserving this distinct and varied heritage for future generations.

Take a look under the microscope and see what's really going on inside stone sites like Melrose Abbey, with our conservation scientists. Find out how our stone conservators rescued one of the most important collections of medieval carved stone - Iona Abbey's towering celtic crosses that marked the original pilgrimage route.

Learn about Doune Castle's extensive conservation work from the District Works Manager, and how we use traditional skills, methods and materials to conserve and protect our built heritage.

Discover the all the diverse skills and expertise it takes to conserve our nation of stone.

Free - drop in during opening hours

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for A Nation of Stone are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

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Guided Building Tours

Guided Building Tours

18th April 2020
Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
British Sign Language Tours at The Engine Shed

British Sign Language Tours at The Engine Shed

25th April 2020
Explore The Engine Shed with Deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan.
Guided Building Tours

Guided Building Tours

2nd May 2020
Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
Relaxed Visiting Hours

Relaxed Visiting Hours

9th May 2020
Our Relaxed Visiting Hours are a time for young people with autism to explore and enjoy our conservation centre.
Wee Builders

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14th May 2020
Join us at The Engine Shed for our exciting under 5’s sessions, through creative play in a fun, child-led and sometimes messy environment!
Guided Building Tours

Guided Building Tours

16th May 2020
Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
Guided Building Tours

Guided Building Tours

6th June 2020
Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
Relaxed Visiting Hours

Relaxed Visiting Hours

13th June 2020
Our Relaxed Visiting Hours are a time for young people with autism to explore and enjoy our conservation centre.
Guided Building Tours

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20th June 2020
Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
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Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
Relaxed Visiting Hours

Relaxed Visiting Hours

11th July 2020
Our Relaxed Visiting Hours are a time for young people with autism to explore and enjoy our conservation centre.
Guided Building Tours

Guided Building Tours

18th July 2020
Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
British Sign Language Tours at The Engine Shed

British Sign Language Tours at The Engine Shed

25th July 2020
Explore The Engine Shed with Deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan.
Guided Building Tours

Guided Building Tours

1st August 2020
Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
Relaxed Visiting Hours

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Our Relaxed Visiting Hours are a time for young people with autism to explore and enjoy our conservation centre.
Guided Building Tours

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Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
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Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
Wee Builders

Wee Builders

10th September 2020
Join us at The Engine Shed for our exciting under 5’s sessions, through creative play in a fun, child-led and sometimes messy environment!
Relaxed Visiting Hours

Relaxed Visiting Hours

12th September 2020
Our Relaxed Visiting Hours are a time for young people with autism to explore and enjoy our conservation centre.
Guided Building Tours

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19th September 2020
Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
British Sign Language Tours at The Engine Shed

British Sign Language Tours at The Engine Shed

26th September 2020
Explore The Engine Shed with Deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan.
Guided Building Tours

Guided Building Tours

3rd October 2020
Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
Guided Building Tours

Guided Building Tours

17th October 2020
Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
Guided Building Tours

Guided Building Tours

7th November 2020
Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
Wee Builders

Wee Builders

12th November 2020
Join us at The Engine Shed for our exciting under 5’s sessions, through creative play in a fun, child-led and sometimes messy environment!
Relaxed Visiting Hours

Relaxed Visiting Hours

14th November 2020
Our Relaxed Visiting Hours are a time for young people with autism to explore and enjoy our conservation centre.
Guided Building Tours

Guided Building Tours

21st November 2020
Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
Guided Building Tours

Guided Building Tours

5th December 2020
Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
Wee Builders

Wee Builders

10th December 2020
Join us at The Engine Shed for our exciting under 5’s sessions, through creative play in a fun, child-led and sometimes messy environment!

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