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Buildings > About Us
Find out more about who makes up the Buildings Department, what we do, and how you can make invaluable contributions to our work:

Who we are

Caring for the Trust’s portfolio of buildings are a team of Surveyors and Architectural Technicians led by local Lead Surveyors, based at the Trust’s four Service Bases nd at Culzean Castle, Ayrshire.

Also within the Department is the Little Houses Improvement Scheme (LHIS), staffed by a Manager and a Project Manager.

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What we do

The Department provides guidance and advice on policy, guidelines, quality and standards to the Trust`s surveyors. The surveyors oversee the day-to-day care of the buildings, under management of the Head of Buildings at Central Office.

The Little Houses Improvement Scheme (LHIS) undertakes to acquire, repair and then sell on neglected and dilapidated buildings, promoting the renewal and regeneration of once redundant structures.

The Trust is grateful to Historic Scotland for funding maintenance on all our buildings of outstanding importance through the Annual Repair Grant scheme for ‘A’ listed buildings and the Historic Buildings Maintenance Fund for ‘B’ and ‘C’ listed buildings.

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How you can help

There are many ways in which you can help the Buildings Department carry out its work. Funding for our conservation work is largely dependent on membership fees, visitor entrance fees, donations and legacies. By becoming a member of the NTS, visiting one of our properties, or by making a donation, you will be contributing to our ongoing conservation work.

Alternatively, why not consider volunteering for the Trust? Volunteers represent a fundamental support to the Trust’s work over a wide variety of tasks, from assistants at our properties to administrative support in our Central Office. Go to our volunteering page for more information

To find out more about supporting the Trust, click here.

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Contact us

Click here to e-mail the Buildings Department. Alternatively write to us at:

The Buildings Department,
The National Trust for Scotland,
Hermiston Quay
5 Cultins Road
Edinburgh,
EH11 4DFT

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