Traditional Window of Opportunity!


The Inverness Townscape Heritage (TH) Project is hosting a series of free traditional building skills training events in 2018, starting on Wednesday 25th April with an evening talk focussing on traditional windows and doors. A full day workshop will take place on Thursday 26 April, giving more in-depth training on repairing and upgrading of traditional doors and windows.

 The Inverness TH Project is working with Frew Conservation to deliver a range of traditional building skills training courses. The courses have been designed around the needs of traditional buildings in Inverness and the surrounding area, addressing real issues and problems faced by building contractors, professionals and homeowners on a daily basis.

 Wednesday evening’s event is aimed at owners and occupiers of traditional buildings, or those with a general interest in historic buildings and their repair.   This talk will provide plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion. This event will take place on Wednesday 26th April from 7pm – 9pm at The Old High Church Hall, on Academy Street, Inverness.

Thursday’s training combines lectures, discussion and practical demonstration, with opportunities for hands-on work. Delegates should expect to broaden their knowledge and understanding of repairing traditional doors and windows as well as benefit from the networking opportunities on the day.  This event is aimed at building contractors and professionals but may also be of interest to homeowners with some background knowledge/understanding of buildings.  The course runs from 9.30am to 4pm, also at The Old High Church Hall, on Academy Street. 

Chairman of the Townscape Heritage Partnership, Councillor Richard Laird commented: “I am delighted to see these free traditional building skills courses on offer; they will help to address the skills shortage in Inverness and the wider area.  This will in turn help to preserve the future of our built heritage by up-skilling existing contractors, as well as helping owners and occupiers tackle maintenance issues.” 

The Inverness TH Project is a collaboration of funding partners including Inverness City Heritage Trust (ICHT), Historic Environment Scotland (HES), The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and it is coordinated and led by The Highland Council.

Although these events are free, places are limited and booking is essential.  To secure a place at either event, please visit: and search “Traditional” or contact the Academy Street Townscape Heritage Project on (01463) 715316 or 

Further traditional building skills courses are scheduled throughout the year – full details are available via


17 Apr 2018