Materials Methods Makers

Who? Kathy Li, Louisa McGuigan. Bethany Dutson, Tom Deacon, Esmee Thompson (East Dunbartonshire Council), Fiona Deans (East Dunbartonshire Council)

Historic Environment Scotland, Engine Shed, Matthew Hollaway (Mast Architects), Tom Simmons (Conservation Skills Co-ordinator, Glasgow School of Art)

Pupils from Bearsden Academy and Kirkintilloch High schools

Where? Kilmardinny House, East Dunbartonshire and the Glasgow School of Art

What? An initial research project investigating the rehabilitation of traditional craft in East Dunbartonshire with the ultimate aim to design and build a small hub at Kilmardinny House.  This hub will form a centre for East Dunbartonshire to demonstrate, teach and promotes skills in a modern context.  An inspiration for the team is Historic Environment Scotland’s Engine shed in Stirling and they are partners in the project.  The emphasis for this project is on engaging and encouraging young people into a craft related career which they may not have considered before. The work currently being carried out to rebuild the Glasgow School of Art is proving invaluable in demonstrating the need for training young people in the tradition of craft.

When? Preparatory public engagement work is ongoing,   Application for Heritage Lottery Funding will be made in early 2018 with an aim to deliver the building in 2019.