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Dalkeith Corn Exchange

The event will take place over three days, 11th, 12th and 13th October 2016.

Local schools will be invited to participate in some of the workshop sessions so they can gain an appreciation of the buildings history and understanding of how the building was repaired and restored using traditional building techniques and materials.

There will be three workshops for the schools:

  • The Corn Exchange roof: a timber double hammer beam Victoria timber roof. A study has been carried out with models by architecture students from Edinburgh University. School children will be able to handle the models and do some interactive work to understand the structure of the roof.
  • Renewable energy in a traditional building. The design team for the building will demonstrate how renewable energy has been incorporated into the building – ground source heat pump and PV panels. Models and interactive work
  • Traditional building techniques: This will be hands on demonstration and participation with traditional building materials and techniques i.e. natural slate, stone, lime mortar.       This will facilitated by Edinburgh College.

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Frozen Music

“Frozen Music” is an online photographic competition and series of physical exhibitions which will invite the public to submit a photograph or short video which is a response to architecture and landscape in the Highlands. We encourage responses from as wide a range as possible of photographers -anyone with a camera, from children to professionals -we want to see the Highlands through your eyes. Responses may be micro or macro in scale, deal with landscaping, textures, relationships of form, human interaction, or broad vistas.This inspiring project will feature a large outreach component with a children’s and teenage category in the competition and a learning resource pack for teachers.The selected works will then tour across the Highlands displaying the work in a non- traditional manner.Goethe called Architecture ‘Frozen Music’ and music ‘Liquid Architecture’, which is the title of a proposed new music commission elements of which will accompany the exhibition

Details of the festival nationally are available on and the competition on A website is being developed and will go live shortly, the competition will run throughout May and closes on May 30th.

Young Heritage Apprenticeship- Princes Foundation

25th July 2016- 14th July 2017

This 12 month course will provide 16-18 year olds with training and practical experience in traditional building crafts and the opportunity to gain a heritage building skills related NVQ2. Young Heritage Apprentices will have the opportunity:

  • To be exposed to a number of craft skills
  • Specialise in either stonemasonry, plastering, carpentry, roofing and landcrafts
  • Learn a trade alongside master craftspeople, and work on new building schemes and conservation projects

This programme provides an invaluable opportunity for participants to gain skils and knowledge necessary to begin a career in an exciting sector with plenty of jobs. The course is free and all participants will be paid a bursary.

To find out more visit the Princes Foundation website or contact Lauren Banks on 020 7613 8582 or at