Part of Historic Environment Scotland
Two children build a wall using rubble stones

Master Builders: Working with Stone

Saturday 27 April 2019

Engine Shed

Family friendly, General interest

Least technical

Event Description

Join us for stone day - the very first day our new Master Builders programme. Families can get hands on with the skills used to conserve Scotland's traditional buildings. 

Have you ever visited sites like Stirling or Edinburgh Castle? If you have, you'll have seen the hard work and skill of Historic Environment Scotland's very own stonemasons. 

Stone is one of Scotland's most used building materials, and can be found everywhere in our built environment.  

Discover the traditional skill of stonemasonry and dry stone dyking. Meet stonemasons and learn how they look after Scotland's traditional buildings and keep these important skills alive today. 

Then take the chance to try it for yourself as you learn how to carve a piece of limestone, or build a dry stone dyke. Do you have what it takes to be a stonemason?

Don't forget to pick up your Master Builder Log Book and collect a stamp each time you visit to become a Master Builder!

Master Builders take place on the fourth Saturday of the month (term time only).

Additional information

This activity may get messy. Please wear appropriate clothing. We provide the appropriate personal protective equipment for all of our activities (for example masks, safety glasses and gloves).

Please note

Activities suitable for ages 7+. Parental/guardian supervision is required for the duration of the activity.


During the course of public events we may take photographs for use on our website or other promotional material. This would be done under the lawful basis of legitimate interests. 

For any photographs of individual children we will ask for your consent. If you have any questions about this please speak to the photographer, or see our privacy notice. You can also contact our Data Protection at

Select from 1 available date until Sat 27 Apr 2019

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