Part of Historic Environment Scotland
A child carving designs into a bar of soap

Soap Carving: Masons' Marks

Selected dates from Saturday 9 February 2019 to Saturday 23 March 2019

Engine Shed

Family friendly, General interest

Least technical

Event Description

Did you know that stonemasons carve symbols or 'marks' into the very stone they work with? Follow in the tradition of Scotland's stonemasons and try your hand at carving your very own mason's mark - into soap!

See our latest exhibition “The Scots Who Built The White House” to learn all about mason's marks. 

Look at a special mason's log book which master stonemasons used to sign using their very own marks, and take inspiration to design and carve your own into soap.

Additional information: Workshops suitable for ages 5+. Parental/guardian supervision is required for the duration of the activity.

Please note: No need to book in advance, just drop in and have a go!

View 2 available dates until Sat 23 Mar 2019

Dates & Times

Sat 09 Feb 2019
1pm - 3.30pm


  • Free - drop in