Aberdeen Heritage Lectures 2024

This year we have everything from places of worship, restoration of public realm and building maintenance.

Aberdeen Heritage Lectures are back for 2024 with 5 lectures on offer either in person or online starting on Wednesday 28 February at 7pm when Dr. D.J. Johnston-Smith will talk on the work of Scotland’s Churches Trust.

A church theme permeates the programme this year with former Lord Provost Barney Crockett talking on  changes to Aberdeen churches since the publication of  Alexander Gammie’s gazetteer, published in 1909. As we see more places of worship coming onto the market, how do we record these community assets and significant works of architecture and find new uses for them?

Other talks will cover the pioneering Traditional Building Healthcheck Scheme run by Stirling City Heritage Trust over the past decade and what lessons can be learned from a process that prioritises maintenance, the work of Lost Art which carried out the restoration of Victoria Park and a range of other fountains and public realm fabric across the UK and the most recent findings from archaeological digs at Deer and Cruden Bay.

  • 28 February-  Championing Scotland’s Religious Buildings since 1978- Dr. D.J. Johnston-Smith, Scotland’s Churches Trust (in-person ticket/ online ticket)
  • 6    March-   Restoring the Public Realm- the work of Lost Art- Dominic Liptrot, Lost Art (online ticket)
  • 13  March-   10 Years of Traditional Building Healthcheck Scheme- Dr. Lindsay Lennie, Stirling City Heritage Trust (in-person ticket/ online ticket)
  • 20 March-   Aberdeen’s Churches 115 years of Change after Alexander Gammie- Councillor Barney Crockett, Aberdeen City Heritage Trust (in-person ticket/ online ticket)
  • 27 March-   Iron Age and Medieval Structures; the latest from Cruden Bay and Deer- Alison Cameron, Cameron Archaeology (in-person ticket/ online ticket)

We hope that you will be able to make it in person to these events which are to be held in Room: NS325, NS326 Scott Sutherland School, Sir Ian Wood Building, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ (except 6 March which is online only) or alternatively sign up for online tickets- lectures transmitted live from the venue.

The Trust is grateful for the support of Robert Gordon University and the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment in delivering lectures in 2024. The Trust is supported by Historic Environment Scotland and Aberdeen City Council.

Tickets are £10 with students going free. Further details of the series and for booking tickets go to Eventbrite or click the relevant link(s) above.