Edinburgh Traditional Building Forum 2023 Fringe Festival
POSTED ON August 4, 2023 BY James Garry
Events are free and take place in Acheson House Garden or Edinburgh Museum Lecture Room (on the Royal Mile) with walks starting from the garden
The 11th annual Edinburgh Traditional Building Forum (ETBF) will return to the Festival Fringe this year.
There is a wide range of activity to sign up for including walks and talks explaining how to look after everything from sash and case windows to slate roofs.
ETBF represents a group of businesses and professions involved in looking after Edinburgh’s traditional buildings particularly in the World Heritage Sites, and celebrates the skills used to maintain them.
John McKinney, coordinator of the Scottish Traditional Building Forum, said: “This is part of our wider strategy to engage with homeowners to raise the profile of the need to repair and maintain their homes for them to be energy efficient, working on the basis that a home cannot be energy efficient if it is not wind and weathertight, and to empower them to make decisions on how to undertake any work appropriately.
“We also plan to feature the mini-golf holes created by Additional Support Needs Schools (ASN) in Edinburgh as part of Build Your Future. While we have delivered construction school engagement for eleven years we have developed a programme of engagement with ASN schools in Edinburgh where they have a tour of a site, then design and build a mini-golf hole to feature at the Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival with the aid The City of Edinburgh Council which has asked contractors to provide their assistance, guidance and expertise to meet Community Benefit Clauses within contracts.”
Events are free and take place in Acheson House Garden or Edinburgh Museum Lecture Room (on the Royal Mile) with walks starting from the garden.