Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group

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scottish vernacular building working groupThe Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group was founded in 1972 to provide a focus for people interested in the study of traditional vernacular buildings of Scotland. It involves a programme of study days and weekends and the publication of an annual journal, Vernacular Building, which includes a wide range of short papers covering all aspects of traditional building in Scotland. They also publish a series of Regional and Thematic volumes which can be ordered online.

Membership includes both experts and those who are generally interested in the history of Scotland’s vernacular building and want an opportunity to learn more.  The group  meets each spring for a few days for the Annual Conference, which has ranged from Caithness to the Borders and from Arran to Midlothian. Their autumn meeting varies from  site visits to a conference with formal papers.

Contact Details


E-mail: [email protected]

Address:  SVBWG
c/o D Kidd
National Museums of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1JF


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