Arc Architects

The Old Schoolhouse at Logie in Angus, is an 18th century mudwall building, saved from demolition and restored as a new home by the National Trust for Scotland's Little Houses Improvement Scheme.

Grade 'A' Listed as a rare example of vernacular earth construction; the partially collapsed building was carefully restored in an 18 month project.

Specialist craftspeople worked with local contractors to reinstate the building's historic character, while ensuring a modern quality of facilities. During the repairs, Arc led a series of public master classes and workshops to increase appreciation of this strong local tradition.

Arc advised the NTS from the earliest stages of the project, acted as lead consultant and coordinated the master classes. The project won 7 awards including the prestigious Europa Nostra Prize, the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage.

The conservation report for this project can be downloaded here.