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Event Organiser: ICE

Conservation of bridges, Edinburgh

  • Lecture
  • Edinburgh
  • 02 May 2019
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Conservation of bridges, Edinburgh

About this event

Mark Watson of the Industrial Heritage Conservation Directorate of Historic Environment Scotland will discuss the conservation philosophy as applied to bridges. What to keep, what to replace? Form or Fabric? Glass flake paint or linseed oil? Parapets or kerbs? In function or bypassed? There is no one solution that fits all circumstances. The talk will draw on different outcomes that obtained listed building consent and will review the Historic Environment Scotland Managing Change Guidance: Structures

Registration and Tea from 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start.

This lecture is organised by the PANEL FOR HISTORICAL ENGINEERING WORKS which exists to record and promote knowledge of works illustrative of the history and development of civil engineering and encourage excellence in the conservation of significant examples.

For further information, please contact Sandra Purves, [email protected]


Mark Watson

Mark works in Historic Environment Scotland, within the Conservation Directorate, Industrial Heritage team. He has experience in listed building consents, conservation areas and urban regeneration when he was a Historic Buildings Inspector.

He is UK representative at TICCIH: The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage, convenor of Scotland Branch IHBC, the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, is on the editorial advisory panel of ICE Engineering History and Heritage and is trained as a historian. He is involved in World Heritage (the Forth Bridge, New Lanark, and advice abroad), European and Scottish Industrial Heritage.

Event venue

James Clerk Maxwell Foundation
14 India Street
Edinburgh EH3 6EZ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lynn Dow

e: [email protected]