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Chamber and committees

Edinburgh Traditional Building Forum Delivers Eighth Festival

  • Submitted by: Gordon Lindhurst, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 01 September 2020
  • Motion reference: S5M-22588

That the Parliament congratulates the Edinburgh Traditional Building Forum on delivering the eighth Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival in August 2020; recognises the efforts of the forum in celebrating Edinburgh’s traditional buildings during COVID-19 restrictions, bringing together experts with the wider public online in order to demonstrate knowledge and skills across a whole spectrum of traditional construction skills; recognises that the festival was a collaboration between the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, Architecture and Design Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, SPAB, the Built Environment Forum Scotland, the Stone Federation Great Britain, the British Geological Survey, LDN Architects, the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust and City of Edinburgh Council Shared Repairs Service; believes that this collaborative approach plays a vital role in widening the public’s understanding of the importance of maintaining Scotland’s traditional buildings with the right knowledge and skills, and thanks each of the organisations for their ongoing efforts to protect and maintain Scotland’s historic built environment.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Michelle Ballantyne, Miles Briggs, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Neil Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Kenneth Gibson, Jamie Greene, Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Elaine Smith, Maureen Watt, Brian Whittle, Andy Wightman