Selkirk regeneration – free seminars

Selkirk Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) is again hosting a series of free seminars for local building contractors, professional agents and interested property owners.

Starting this month and running until May, the four free one-hour seminars will provide technical information in relation to the repair and maintenance of the town’s traditional building fabric.

Colin Gilmour, Selkirk CARS Project Officer, said: “All the seminars will be focused on different aspects of conservation best practice and will be hosted by leading figures from the industry.”

The seminars are: January 27, 4.30pm: Emily Tracey (British Geological Survey) – Safeguarding our building stone heritage; February 24, 4.30pm: Pilkington Glass – ‘Spacia’ glazing and the refurbishment of traditional windows; March 24, 4.30pm: Andy Tharme (SBC Ecology Officer) – Bats in The Belfry; May 6, 2pm: Marcus Payne (Hutton Stone) – quarry site visit – at Hutton Stone.

Each event will be held in the Tweed Room at Ettrick Riverside Business Centre on Dunsdale Road, Selkirk, unless otherwise stated. Booking is essential, so contact Colin Gilmour on01835 825563, or email