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Mauchline Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) with the support of  The Scottish Lime Centre Trust (SLCT) produced a training programme for traditional building skills.  

Course Information 

This one day course aims to provide an introductory guide to traditional Scottish roofs including function, structure, external roof shapes, typical details and decorative features, the causes of deterioration and the main causes of failure. Practical work includes sizing and trimming slates, setting out and nailing a simple traditional slate roof and undertaking repairs.


One full day course scheduled for Tuesday 12 September 2023. 


Burns House Museum, Castle Street, Mauchline, KA5 5BZ  


Contractors and building owners with some DIY experience.


There will be no costs payable by the attendee, however a refundable £20 deposit will be required upon booking to secure your place within the course. This deposit will be refunded upon completion of the course. 

Travel Bursary  

A financial bursary may be available for attendees to reimburse the cost of travel to and from the course. Evidence of travel costs must be submitted upon completion of the course to receive payment. For attendees travelling by car receipts of fuel will be required and a reimbursement at the rate of £0.45p/mile will be issued. 

Further Information

If you require any further information regarding this course please contact us at


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Contact Information



Mauchline Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS)
15 Earl Grey Street
Telephone: 01290 552973