Category Archives: Historic Buildings

Kinfauns Pop Up! Download and make your own mini Kinfauns!

Kinfauns Pop Up! Download and make your own mini Kinfauns!

As part of a larger programme of repair works at Kinfauns Old Parish Church Headland Archaeology have been doing several pieces of work, including recording and digging trial trenches in the building.

We asked Headland if they would create an outreach product to go along with there work and the Pop Up Mini Kinfauns appeared! Print out the pdf in colour and follow the assembly instructions included – it should end up looking like…

Mini pop up demo!
Mini pop up demo!

 

Can you build one? Take a pic and tweet it to @TayLandscape  – there may even be a prize for the best one!

Click here for the POP UP! KOPC-02-Illus-PopUp-eka

Building Repair Grants

Building Repair Grants

Abernethy Historic Building Grants The Tay Landscape Partnership, a Heritage Lottery funded project, is happy to announce the launch of a small pot of funds available to building owners in the Abernethy Conservation area. This  Historic Building Repair grant scheme can offer private home and shop owners up to  50% of eligible costs (up to £5000) towards… Continue Reading

Traditional Building Skills

Traditional Building Skills

Training in traditional building skills, using materials that have been used in our area for hundreds of years, such us stone, slate, lime mortar and thatch, is being offered to a broad range of people. These will be undertaken at various locations across the project and work in partnership with like-minded organisations to ensur e… Continue Reading

Historic Churchyards

Historic Churchyards

    Kinfauns Old Parish Church The old parish church at Kinfauns is medieval, dating from the 12th century when it was a chapel for Scone Abbey. It was re-built post-Reformation and abandoned in the early 19th century. It is a Scheduled Monument and required urgent consolidation, including repair of ‘at risk’ monuments, window openings… Continue Reading

Clay Buildings of the Carse

Clay Buildings of the Carse

Buildings that were “made out of the ground upon which they stood” were once the most common vernacular structures in parts of Scotland. In the Carse of Gowrie, a substantial number of significant historical structures survive that demonstrate the local tradition of mass clay walls or mud-wall. This construction method is virtually unrecognised, poorly recorded… Continue Reading

Explore Medieval Perth at Perth Museum on Saturday 12th of August

Explore Medieval Perth at Perth Museum on Saturday 12th of August

Explore the past using technology of the future on Saturday 12th August in Perth Museum. Discover digital reconstruction snapshots from Medieval Perth, featuring Perth High Street and Market,  launched in the museum. Perth in the 1440s was the gateway between the worlds of highland and lowland Scotland. Situated near to Scone Abbey, where Scottish Kings were crowned, Perth was one… Continue Reading

Lime Pointing workshop 26th May

Lime Pointing workshop 26th May

A one-day practical workshop for those who want to learn more about re-pointing traditional stone walling using lime mortars. Although it says homeowners it’s open to anyone who can use this skill and some practical experience so anyone with an interest in heritage Time: Minibus departs Perth: Broxden Park and Ride at 9.15am sharp and… Continue Reading

Lime Pointing workshop 17th May

Lime Pointing workshop 17th May

A one-day practical workshop for those who want to learn more about re-pointing traditional stone walling using lime mortars. Although it says homeowners it’s open to anyone who can use this skill and some practical experience so anyone with an interest in heritage Time: Minibus departs Perth: Broxden Park and Ride at 9.15am sharp and… Continue Reading

The Tay Landscape Partnership Area

The Tay Landscape stretches from Newburgh on the south side of the Tay Estuary around to Perth and along the Carse to Dundee.

The project, a £2.6 million initiative is principally funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, will enable locals and visitors to reconnect with the natural, built and cultural heritage of the area.