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Annual Conferences and Autumn Meets

All our events are open to non-members and we are delighted to welcome local people to the Annual Conferences. The AGM and Annual Conference is normally held in early May. Our meetings include site visits as well as formal lectures.

Following the successful joint excursion with the Cumbrian Vernacular Buildings Group in the summers of 2017 and 2018, a further joint event is planned for summer 2019. Details will be announced on this website later in the spring, and will be emailed to all those members for whom we have accurate addresses.



SVBWG Conference 9th November 2021

The Scottish Diaspora

The Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group is holding an online conference from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday 9th November 2021.

It will focus on some of the places where the Scottish diaspora settled, and the kinds of buildings in which they would have lived and worked. There will be five short presentations followed by discussion:

  1. From Mud Hut to White House an early 18th-century emigrant from Glasgow whose descendants rose to political eminence in America.
  2. The relocation of an early 18th-century colonial house that was built by a Scot in New Jersey.
  3. The Scottish vernacular in Nova Scotia.
  4. The Stockholm Scots: the architectural heritage of an early modern diasporic community.
  5. Some port towns of the Southern Baltic.

The conference is free of charge and is open to all those interested it is not restricted to SVBWG members. You are welcome to forward this invitation to others.

Please book your place by emailing Niall Logan You will then receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link for the conference.

(12 September 2021)
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