Traditional skills course in Kirriemuir

The course will deal with skills to conserve traditional buildings.
The course will deal with skills to conserve traditional buildings.

Homeowners, building professionals and contractors are all invited to a series of skills workshops designed to support the aims of the Kirriemuir Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme.

The traditional building repairs and maintenance training event at the Kirriemuir Old Parish Church Halls provides a programme of free workshops and seminars for people of varied skills, knowledge and experience.

Frew Conservation has been commissioned on behalf of Kirriemuir CARS to deliver a package of training courses designed around the specific needs of the town’s traditional buildings, as well as those of properties in surrounding towns and villages.

Its purpose is to address the issues and problems regularly faced by building contractors, professionals and homeowners in the local area. The event has drawn together a multidisciplinary team of experienced and respected craftspeople and consultants to deliver the busy programme of events.

Courses which are being held throughout the year, the first being on March 29, comprise lectures, discussion and practical demonstration, as well as some hands-on work.

Those attending will be encouraged to broaden their knowledge and understanding in their chosen relevant topic and can benefit from networking opportunities on the day.

Places are free but must be booked in advance, with course running from 9.15am to 4pm unless otherwise stated. More information can be found on the events page of the Kirriemuir CARS section of Angus Council’s website at For bookings or enquiries, contact Karen West, Kirriemuir CARS Project Officer on 01575 577103, or email at least one week in advance.