Latest National Trust afternoon talk

The next afternoon talk organised by the Angus Members’ Centre of the National Trust for Scotland is on Thursday, February 13, at 2.30 p.m., in the Guide Hall, Myre Car park, Forfar.

The talk – entitled ‘LHIS past and current projects’ – will be given by Stephen Copp, Little Houses Improvement Scheme Project Manager.

The Little Houses Improvement Scheme (LHIS) is a branch of the National Trust for Scotland’s Buildings Department that works to save, restore and regenerate the smaller domestic buildings of historic merit throughout Scotland.

Projects have included Dymock’s building in Bo’ness and a group of Georgian townhouses in the centre of Peterhead, both of which were returned externally to their previous appearance, but converted internally to provide social housing.

In Culross, Fife, almost 20 small domestic properties from the 16th and 17th century – which form the backbone of the burgh – have been restored and are now being rented out.

And, of course, there is the local example of Logie Schoolhouse with its walls of mud and straw, which was restored a few years ago and is now a very comfy home.

A spokesperson for the group said: “The talk is open to everyone, no pre-booking necessary, so come along to the Guide Hall in Forfar at 2.30 p.m. to learn more.

“The admission charge of £4 includes light refreshments after the meeting.”