Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group

About this Organisation

The Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group was founded in 1972 to provide a focus for people interested in traditional buildings that use local materials and methods. Our membership is as diverse as the buildings themselves: it includes archaeologists, architects, ethnologists, geographers, historians and surveyors, but especially those who are just fascinated by the buildings and want to know more about them. Membership and meetings are open to all with an interest, and we welcome contributions and suggestions. Attendance at our conferences, or participating in site visits, are ideal ways to learn from people with shared interests, and the perfect places to ask questions and hear discussion and opinion.


Organisation Type

Historic Building Library or Archive


SVBWG c/o D Kidd
National Museums of Scotland
Chambers Street

Other Information

Entry last updated: April 18th, 2020

Resources Available

Title Description Type
Vernacular Building

Archive of free-to-download back issues of SVBWG's publication 'Vernacular Building' up to and including 2005, plus a link for purchasing more recent back issues of 'Vernacular Building'; also available is a complete index to 'Vernacular Building' nos 1-38. As well, the site lists the SVBWG's Regional and Thematic Studies.

Secondary, Online/Digitised

Please note that links to websites and catalogues are provided by the Organisations listed and not maintained by Scottish Local History Forum.