Slate and Roof Traditions - Neil Grieve BSc (Hons) Town and County Plannin...

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THE ROCKFIELD CENTRE

Oban, Argyll PA34 5NA

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Scottish Roofing Slate

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A brief introduction to the roof – its importance to the building in both a practical and aesthetic sense. Then -

History of scots slate production – where slate found - how it was worked.

Scots slating practice – sizing, dressing, laying, treatment at verges and ridges, specification.

Then, finishing with some thoughts on what the future might hold.

Neil Grieve BSc (Hons) Town & County Planning

After graduating with a degree in Town and Country Planning from Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot Watt University Neil spent almost 20 years working in various Scottish local authorities as a conservation officer. From 1991 - 2011 he was director of the University of Dundee’s postgraduate programme on European Urban Conservation and chief executive of Tayside Building Preservation Trust. Much of the work of the Trust was undertaken by students who gained valuable practical experience.

Following “retirement” from the University Neil has continued to undertake some lecturing on building conservation matters. He is a Trustee of Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust and is the current chairman of the Scottish Lime Centre Trust. Neil has a particular interest in traditional materials, specifically Scottish slating practice and over the years has contributed to a number of Historic Scotland conferences and publications on this subject, including the recent ‘Building Scotland’ publication and DVD.


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