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.