The Ridge

Building skills and capacity to deliver priorities.

Organisation: Conservation Group, Technical Research Unit, Historic Environment Scotland
Project title: The Ridge

The Ridge team

HES Staff worked closely with a charity in Dunbar to regenerate a derelict garden and train jobseekers in a range of practical skills. Supported works included the re-building of garden walls, excavation with community archaeology groups to allow re-use of parts of the garden, and consolidation and repair of derelict buildings. This programme has successfully trained a group of people in construction labouring, preparation of traditional mortars and rubble wall building. A Refurbishment Case study has been published that describes the works and will allow others to look at the feasibility of replicating a similar project.

Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to? Main: 5

Other: 1, 8, 11

Contact name: Roger Curtis
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Reviewed: September 2018