Heritage Trust Network Conference 2018

The Engine Shed. Stirling, Scotland. 19-20 November


Practical skills. Best practice

Our speakers will share their top tips and advice for your projects


Peer to peer support

The best skills share and networking opportunity of the year


Speakers and Workshops

At this year’s conference (19-20 November) we’ve put together a live ‘toolkit’ with an exciting line up of speakers sharing practical top tips and best practice, inspiring case studies, and their experiences around our SKILLS theme. There will be a range of interactive workshops and some Scottish conference ‘treats’ and opportunities to be inspired at The Engine Shed.


Access & Getting There

Conference will be held in the exciting Engine Shed in Stirling, Scotland’s first building conservation hub run by Historic Environment Scotland. It is located in Stirling with both train and bus stations, and car parking less than 350 metres away, and close to a range of hotels. We have provided some information about getting to the venue, parking and access information for the Engine Shed.


Optional study visit

For those who want to take advantage of being in Scotland for the weekend, we’ve lined up a study visit on Sunday afternoon to Bannockburn House, a 17th Century A-listed mansion house, which has survived largely unchanged. This fascinating rescue project includes the recent community asset transfer of  the house.


Conference dinner

We are delighted to announce that thanks to generous sponsorship from Historic Environment Scotland, we will be having our conference dinner in the show-stopping Great Hall of Stirling Castle!
Following dinner we will dance the night away in traditional Scottish style with live music from the Riverside Ceilidh Band. This is an evening not to be missed!


Where to stay

Stirling is a small town, with over 100 places to stay. We have provided some suggestions for hotels close to The Engine Shed and our Conference Dinner venue, with prices and links to hotel websites and booking lines.


Conference Rates & Book

You are welcome to book one, two or three days of conference! We always try and keep our conference affordable; Heritage Trust Network members can join us for two days for only £75, and £115 for non-members. Take advantage of our reduced price for additional members from the same organisation – only £35 for one day, and £55 for two.


Our Sponsors

Our principal sponsor this year is the Architectural Heritage Fund, with fantastic match funding from Historic Environment Scotland who are providing the conference venues free of charge. We also have a range of sponsorship packages available for corporate sponsors, along with opportunities to exhibit.

Sponsor our 2018 conference!

What to expect

To give you a flavour of what to expect at a Heritage Trust Network conference, check out our conference film from 2017, where performance poet Raza brings to a close our amazing and lively conference in Hull.

Read about last year’s conference in Hull


Making travel plans? Here are our timings for the conference:

Monday 19 November:  Registration from 9am. Conference starts 9.30am. Ends 5.15pm

Tuesday 20 November: Registration from 9am. Conference starts at 9.30am. Ends 4.00pm.