Edinburgh College workshops ..Traditional Construction Skills Training

1st April 2022

As part of the Penicuik Heritage Regeneration Project(PHRP), training plan workshops were delivered by one of our training providers , Edinburgh College at their campus at the College Forthside workshops for students at Penicuik High and Beeslack schools . 12 students from each school attended over two days , 28th and 30th March and undertook two workshops , one on stone dressing and carving and the other on slate dressing and roofing .The students were provided with a mini bus to transport them to and from the schools to the College . They had a health and safety seminar before their hands on experience working with natural stone and slate .

The students enjoyed the event and look forward to the next phase of the training plan , on site repair and repointing of some of the stone boundary walls to St Mungo’s Churchyard in Penicuik.

Working with slate to prepare for roofing
Stone dressing and carving
Stone dressing and carving
Instruction from the professionals at the College

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