Category Archives: Event – IHBC

EVENT POSTPONED: Scotland Branch CPD: 50 Years of Conservation Area Planning

We are obliged to postpone this CPD until later this summer due to unexpected circumstances.

13 June 2017
Ayr and Maybole

Programme of the day

10.00     Arrival at Ayr Committee Room in Ayr County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR.

10.30     Background by Catherine Parish of South Ayrshire Council to Ayr Conservation Area, (designated 1969), and current planning issues in the burgh.

11.00     Patrick Dunne of Ayr Renaissance on the strategy for Ayr High Street that involves major townscape surgery within the Conservation Area to deliver a masterplan.

11.30     Charles Strang – conservation area issues in Ayr in the 1970s. (Charles worked for Kyle and Carrick District Council in the 1970s.

12.00     Walking tour of the main part of Ayr Conservation Area, looking at the buildings by the river targeted by a completed THI, the new masterplan area, other town centre work and areas of interest

1.00        Lunch and travel to Maybole, by car share or train (Ayr to Maybole 13.29 (11 mins) to see the town before the impact of THI/ CARS investment just announced in 2017

2.15        Colin Love of South Ayrshire Council talk and tour of Maybole Conservation Area, (designated 1974) and the community’s ‘Maybole Regeneration’ project including Maybole Castle

4.00        Approximate finish time. Disperse or return to Ayr by train (16.09 to Ayr) or car-share.

Trains from Glasgow Central: 8.30; 8.38; 9.00; 9.04; 9.31 (this last arrives in Ayr at 10.18)

Ayr to Glasgow Central 16.23; 16.27; 16.54; 1706; 17.24

The nearest free parking is on Queens Terrace Lane opposite the Horizon Hotel.

COST:    £30 – IHBC Members/Affiliates/Associates and students £40 – non-members.
Pay on the day, or ask for invoice when you book with
Delivers 6 hours CPD. Certificates on request.

Further reading: PAN 71; Ayr Central Conservation Area Appraisal ; Maybole Conservation Area Appraisal ; Civic Day on 17 June marks 50 years of conservation areas, introduced by the Civic Amenities Act in 1967. IHBC Scotland will celebrate this the preceding Tuesday, in one of the first conservation areas to be designated, “Ayr Number 1”, in 1969. On 27 September we will have a day marking six conservation areas designated in Aberdeen in July 1968, thus covering two opposite ends of the country. IHBC will also partner Scottish Civic Trust in its annual conference on 50 Years of Conservation Areas in Scotland. And finally the question remains – which was the first Conservation Area to be designated in Scotland?  Discuss!

The Only Way is Ethics!

14 July 2017

This IHBC South Branch Summer Seminar seeks to cover a range of topics directly relating to the IHBC’s Membership Competencies and Code of Conduct. The sessions will consider philosophical aspects of conservation, and their application to real life situations. Good professional conduct relies upon the individual to give accurate, consistent advice, and to understand the wider context within which we operate. Through consideration of applicable law and policy, professional conduct and the balance of conservation values against the needs of building owners and occupiers, this seminar will provide a comprehensive philosophical update and plenty of examples of the application of conservation principles in practice.

Further information on the South Branch webpage and IHBC South Branch Ethics Booking Form

Canal Heritage and History

24 May 2017

This event seeks to enrich the understanding of our canal heritage and their ongoing restoration and maintenance.
The Canal & River Trust is responsible for the care, restoration and maintenance of 2,663 listed buildings and 50 scheduled monuments over 2000 miles of waterways throughout Britain.
The Dudley Canal Trust was created in 1970 to protect and preserve the tunnels after they were closed by Government in 1962. Local people who were faced with the loss of a unique nationally important site re-opened the tunnel and fought to restore it to working order.

Please refer to this link for further information.