The Engine Shed is a joint venture between Historic Environmental Scotland and Stirling Council. to establish, in central Scotland, a location for traditional building conservation and a training centre for the teaching of skills required in the restoration of such buildings and properties. Facilities include a fully equipped training room and an amphitheatre and a display area for materials used in restoration with interpretation notes of interest to those with a general appreciation of construction and maintenance activities. A family-friendly large-scale map of Scotland is accessed for examples of traditional buildings, by interactive digital devices.
The building was formerly a railway building for the repair of engines and rolling stock and two new “sheds” have been added on either side of the original construction.” The architectural and construction requirements were carried out by HES “in house” departments and companies with a proven track record in this type of work.
Classes, courses and talks are held throughout the year, some of which result in formal qualifications in the construction industry.