Everyone has driven or walked past a forlorn and unloved historic building at some time. You may have wondered why it isn’t being used or why doesn’t someone do something with it?  The answer is often complex and the solutions equally so.  It takes a special group of people to identify a way forward and restore these buildings to the benefit of the community.

Scottish Historic Buildings Trust (SHBT) is a dynamic and innovative charity that does just that.  It is dedicated to regenerating significant historic buildings for the benefit of others.

About Us
Scottish Historic Buildings Trust plays a unique role in preserving and promoting the nations heritage. The Trust collaborates with local communities and others to preserve significant properties at risk in Scotland. With a small team and no public funding we have already restored over 30 buildings and raised in excess of £25 million.
Our team have specialist skills in historic building preservation, event management, property administration, fundraising, expertise in interpretation and delivering educational programmes.
Venue Hire at the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust, Edinburgh
Venue Hire & Weddings
Enjoy a taste of history by celebrating in a building which across the years could well have hosted Kings and Queens, dukes and philosophers, writersand actors and many others from Scotland
Ways To Help
You can help in many ways from providing a donation, giving of your time as a volunteer, becoming a friend and actively telling people about the work of the charity and the opportunities to explore and use these wonderful buildings.
Help Us to Restore
Custom House Leith

At the heart of Leith’s distinct heritage is the Custom House building. SHBT is working alongside the community and authorities to ensure Custom House can be restored to serve the locality in a meaningful and sustainable way. Since SHBT took on Custom House, it is already becoming a bustling centre for creative industries serving the local community.