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Rising to the Challenge: The Building Preservation Trust Movement in Scotland

Rising to the Challenge: The Building Preservation Trust Movement in Scotland George McNeill I n N o v e m b e r 1 9 8 2 the Scottish Georgian Society (the predecessor of the ahss) organised a conference on the subject of Building Preservation Trusts (bpts). Speakers and delegates alike expressed the view that Scotland had fallen well behind England in the formation of such Trusts and was thereby losing out on the opportunity to conserve some of the country’s most important buildings at risk. The National Committee of the Society considered what initiative might be taken to kick start a new generation of Building Preservation Trusts. It was agreed that the preparation of a practical guide to the establishment of a Trust would be the way forward. Three National Committee members, George McNeill, John Gerrard and David Reith took on the role of putting together the guide which was eventually published in February 1984 under the title of ‘Building Preservation Trusts – A Challenge for Scotland’. In his forward to the Guide the Chairman, William Beaton, remarked that the Society believed that ‘the establishment of a healthy Building Preservation Trust movement is a challenge which must be answered and that such a movement could give new impetus http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

Rising to the Challenge: The Building Preservation Trust Movement in Scotland

Architectural Heritage , Volume 17 (1): 117 – Nov 1, 2006

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Edinburgh University Press
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© Edinburgh University Press
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Part II
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1350-7524
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1755-1641
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10.3366/arch.2006.17.1.117
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Abstract

George McNeill I n N o v e m b e r 1 9 8 2 the Scottish Georgian Society (the predecessor of the ahss) organised a conference on the subject of Building Preservation Trusts (bpts). Speakers and delegates alike expressed the view that Scotland had fallen well behind England in the formation of such Trusts and was thereby losing out on the opportunity to conserve some of the country’s most important buildings at risk. The National Committee of the Society considered what initiative might be taken to kick start a new generation of Building Preservation Trusts. It was agreed that the preparation of a practical guide to the establishment of a Trust would be the way forward. Three National Committee members, George McNeill, John Gerrard and David Reith took on the role of putting together the guide which was eventually published in February 1984 under the title of ‘Building Preservation Trusts – A Challenge for Scotland’. In his forward to the Guide the Chairman, William Beaton, remarked that the Society believed that ‘the establishment of a healthy Building Preservation Trust movement is a challenge which must be answered and that such a movement could give new impetus

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Architectural HeritageEdinburgh University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2006

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