Part of Historic Environment Scotland
The interior of the Engine Shed with the staff pushing together the large-scale map used as part of their augmented reality activity.

About us

How we work to protect Scotland’s heritage.

The Engine Shed

The Engine Shed is Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, based in Stirling. Part of Historic Environment Scotland, it serves as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the general public.

Our historic built environment is a finite and unique resource, yet its care calls for conservation skills that are in short supply. This learning and visitor resource is helping to encourage a greater understanding of traditional building materials and skills – and inspire future generations to continue to care for Scotland’s built heritage.

About the building
Black and white image of The Engine Shed construction underway from outside

Our building under construction


The Scottish Ten project saw our experts help to digitally document 10 of the most important heritage sites around the globe.

The Scottish Ten
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A person laser scanning the Eastern Qing tombs in China
- Project

The Scottish Ten, Eastern Qing Tombs