Part of Historic Environment Scotland

Build a future from Scotland's past

Find out about training and skills development within the historic environment in Scotland.

Shaping the future of building conservation

As Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, part of Historic Environment Scotland, we’re promoting the care and maintenance of the built environment and the opportunities within it.

From using cutting-edge technology to age-old traditional skills, we conserve the historic environment so we and future generations can enjoy it.

Find out more by reading the Historic Environment Scotland's Skills Investment Plan.

About us


Working in the historic environment sector

Fewer decisions in life are bigger or more complex than choosing a career. Choosing to work within the historic environment can be a positive step that can guide many of your decisions. 

Starting out in the sector

Professional development in building conservation

Discover how professional development can enable you and your workforce to adapt to the changing needs of the historic environment.

Professional development


Providing training in building conservation

Understand the different ways of providing building conservation training. From apprenticeships and qualifications, to inspiring communities and young people, here's how to get started.

Providing training
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