Explore how stone has been used as a vital element of Scotland’s historic built environment from prehistoric times to the present day.
Find out about stone’s fundamental physical properties to discover why it was the predominant material of choice for building traditional Scottish structures. You’ll learn about its geology, material characteristics and natural weathering and decay processes, and its resilience to man-made damage or interference.
Conservation repair principles are a key feature of this module, as you will be instructed in the means and methods for undertaking stone repair projects. The full life cycle of a project is covered – from survey and diagnosis to on-site installation. You will also discover how to use petrographic analysis and other stone matching techniques to source suitable replacement stone.