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Scottish Historic Buildings Trust
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 someone doesn’t 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 throughout the whole of Scotland.
What we do
SHBT has over 40 years’ experience delivering complex projects that regenerate neglected historic buildings and give them a sustainable future.
SHBT holds a property portfolio of stunning historic buildings that are available to lease or hire for offices, events and functions.
SHBT actively promotes community engagement with the history of our buildings and the complexities of the building restoration process.
UNIQUE WEDDING VENUES
Our historic buildings offer a romantic setting for your wedding ceremony or special occasion. Celebrate in the heart of Scottish history in atmospheric venues around the country. For more information, visit our dedicated weddings website and get in touch with a member of our Events Team who will answer any questions you might have about planning a memorable day.
News and Events
we are hiring
Posted on: 11.10.23
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Director to lead this Building Preservation Trust, providing strategic vision, financial management and leadership. Additionally, you will play a vital role in spearheading fundraising efforts, particularly with key funding bodies such as the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland. Managing the Trust’s portfolio of heritage buildings and ensuring their financial sustainability through tenancy agreements and commercial activities will be a key focus.
Concrete Conversations: the conservation of scottish modernism
Posted on: 10.10.23
SHBT is offering a short series of lectures discussing Modern Architecture. These “Concrete Conversations” will explore how this new challenge invites us to rethink not just Modernism, but Historic preservation too
Port House saved from Buildings at Risk Register
Posted on: 09.03.23
SHBT congratulates Jedburgh Community Trust on the reopening of the Port House as a Community Resource Hub.
The King’s Chamber is an extraordinary one-bedroom holiday apartment on the Royal Mile. A hidden gem, it features 16th-century painted ceilings created for a royal banquet, combined with a tasteful mix of traditional and modern furnishings.