Annie Flint of Under One Roof Scotland, the impartial website for flat owners in Scotland, is in conversation with local conservation architect Calum McLean (MAAC Stdio) and Steven Laing of Laings Traditional Masonry, the firm that has recently repaired Inverness Townhouse. They’ll be covering some of the issues the beautiful ornamentation on Inverness’ stone buildings can give for maintenance, where Inverness building stone came from and some of the issues of working at height.

The conversations will be followed by a live Q&A session. Pictures and questions can be sent in advance to (please mark as Inverness DOD). Written questions can also be put online live.

The webinar will last for 1 hour or until questions have all been answered.
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    Author and producer of Under One Roof Scotland
    Annie Flint became interested in tenement management when she had some interesting experiences during communal block repairs. She subsequently wrote "The Tenement Handbook" with her co-author John Gilbert. After many further adventures in all thing tenemental, and when the Tenement Handbook became sadly dated, Annie and John set up the website that took the Handbook online.
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    Conservation Architect, MAAC Studio
    Calum Maclean is a director and founder of MAAC Studio which works exclusively with historic and traditional buildings. The practice was established to encourage the appreciation of built heritage within the community and to provide access to the expertise and skills needed to restore and transform traditional buildings into beautiful inspiring spaces.

    Calum has over 20 years of experience in private practice, managing the design and construction building projects. He has worked on a wide range of building types from domestic alterations to multi-million pound leisure facilities and headquarters buildings for public agencies in Scotland and abroad.

    He is a director and trustee of BEFS (Built Environment Forum Scotland).

    He is an active member of the RIAS Conservation Committee, helping to influence policy and contributing to development of conservation skills across the historic environment construction industry.

    He is an active member of the Highlands and Islands Traditional Building Forum, a representative body for agencies involved in conservation across the North of Scotland, assisting in the delivery of professional training and skills development.
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    Managing Director Laing Traditional Masonry Group Ltd.
    Steven Laing began his career as an Apprentice Stonemason with Historic Scotland in 1987, he went on to further his Conservation studies on the 1997 William Morris Craft Fellowship for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Building (SPAB). In 1999 Steven established Laing Traditional Masonry Ltd offering the sensitive repair of historic and ecclesiastical buildings with a sympathetic approach. Over the 21 years within the industry, LTM have proudly restored many of Scotland’s prestigious landmarks within our built heritage. Steven has recognised the shortage of skills within his industry and has dedicated his time to growing the organisation to offer several craft skills whilst developing an SQA approved Training Academy with an in-house apprenticeship training scheme which has been part funded by Construction Skills. LTM has received recognition of Craftmanship in the Natural Stone Awards and for Environmental Awareness in the Civic Trust Green Apple Awards. Steven has also been awarded recognition in the Country Living Balvenie Artisan Awards and the Cherry Awards in Outstanding Training Initiative for his role in setting up LTM Training Academy.