BookHugh Miller was born in 1802 in Cromarty, Ross-shire. He started his working life as a stonemason’s apprentice; he later became a social commentator and crusader. He also inspired in others an interest in fossils. His was a household name in his lifetime, not only in Scotland but across the...
Taylor, Michael A
Blog postThe Royal Observer Corps were a group of appointed civilians who manned bunkers across the country during the Cold War in case of nuclear attack. Luckily this never came to pass, and on the 30th anniversary of their stand down, Sarah Harper looks back at their important work.
Book chapterIn the 22nd century cal BC (Figure 4.33 First Dig: Cist 2205–2130 cal BC (68% probability)) a dramatic alteration of the Henge 1 interior occurred. A large pit was dug into the partially filled henge ditch in the southern interior of the enclosure within a fewmetres of where the cremation...
Sheridan, J A ; Cameron, Esther ; O'Connor, Sonia ; Greaves, Pieta ; Northover, Peter …
Deterioration of cement-rendered brick masonry buildings: case study of a World War II airfield in East Lothian, ScotlandThis paper investigates the deterioration of cementitious renders, with reference to the buildings on a World War II Airfield, now the Museum of Flight, in East Lothian, Scotland. Most of the buildings are brick masonry with a thin cementitious render, and on several of them the surface of the render...
Griffin, Isobel ; Hamilton, Andrea ; Tate, Jim
Journal articleHistoric buildings constructed with lime plasters often require repairs and re-plastering of areas as part of a maintenance and conservation regime. Hair is commercially available for use in lime plaster and mortar, as it is still used today to provide additional strength and crack resistance to fresh plaster. In this...
Kennedy, Craig J ; Revie, William A ; Troalen, Lore ; Wade, Matthew ; Wess, Tim J