Building Scotland

Building Scotland


This touring exhibition celebrates fourteen individual building materials. Many, such as stone and timber, have been used since earliest human habitation in Scotland. Others, such as pantiles and iron, came into general use in more recent times.

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

Who is this for? - All
Dates: 2 May 2014 - 28 June 2014
Cost: Free

For the majority of our traditionally constructed buildings it is the combined use of these materials that has created the beautiful and diverse nature of Scotland’s built heritage: stone, lime and pantiles come together to form distinctive buildings in our east coast towns and villages; timber, clay, stone and thatch are combined to form the blackhouses so distinctive of the Western Isles.