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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 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 AGM and Conference 2019

This will be held on Thursday 2nd May 2019 in the Scottish Storytelling Centre, John Knox House, High Street, Edinburgh, starting at 10am. The title of the conference is 'The Urban Vernacular'; there will be talks in the morning and a walking tour of the Royal Mile in the afternoon.

Price: £35 includes coffee/tea and lunch (or £22 without catering). Places are limited, so please book early, by email or post, and indicate any special dietary requirements. To book, contact or write to Prof. Niall A Logan, Wester Acredyke, Balmore, Glasgow G64 4AF (Tel. 07885 815256). Please make cheques payable to SVBWG. Places may be available to pay for by cash at the door – please telephone to check.

10-10.30 Arrival, with tea and coffee
10.30-11.00 AGM

Conference - morning
11.00-11.35 John Harrison: Archives and the Urban Vernacular, followed by questions and discussion.
11.35-12.10 Geoffrey Stell (Edinburgh University): Burgage plots and early urban houses, followed by questions and discussion.
12.10-12.45 John Lawson (Curator of Archaeology, CECAS): Auld Reekie Revealed! Over 1000 years of development in Edinburgh’s Cowgate, followed by questions and discussion.
12.45-13.20 Tom Addyman (Addyman Archaeology): Panmure House, followed by questions and discussion.

13.30 lunch

Conference - afternoon
14.15-16.30 Simon Green (AHSS and Historic Environment Scotland) will lead a walking tour of vernacular buildings in the Canongate stretch of the Royal Mile. Afterwards, participants may finish the day at local teashops.

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