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Newsletter no 5 now available

The latest newsletter no 5 is now available and highlights the apporoval of additional funding for buiding grants, the launch of phase 3 of the training plan and progress with grants and community engagement projects .Please click here to down load the newsletter.

Gorebridge CARS Newsletter 5 FC 




As part of the continued development of the CARS Scheme and Archive Project, a new Facebook page has been created to further interpret and present the rich materials which are held at No.58.

This page will be updated regularly with photogtaphs, articles, videos and news relating to the archive.

It can be accessed via the link below:

Programme of free courses on traditional construction

Phase three of the  Gorebridge CARS Training Pan has just been published . These are free courses in taditional construction methods and techniques for those interested in acquiring or improving their skills in this area .The courses would be particularly useful to building profressionals , building contractors , apprentices , students , home owners, or anyone interested in traditional buildings.

Click here to download the brochure for this years courses , they start in May this year .Please contact the Gorebridge CARS officer to book your place .See also the training plan section of the Website for more information.  

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Model of the Main Street Gorebridge

Students from Edinburgh University School of Architecture have built a model of the Main Street . This is part of their Msc in Architectural Conservation course, but also part of the work they have being doing with the Gorebridge CARS community engagement programme.The model will be used as an interactive tool for working with the local schools , engaging with young people to encourage them to appreciate and understand their local history and heritage . School children will be able to draw elevations of the orginal shopfronts that were on the Main Street onto the model building frontages  , now mostly gone as part of the changing retail dynamics of recent years, helping them to understand how the Main Street has changed and envolved over the years .

The model will be displayed in the Trust's office . 

The work was supervised by their tutor, Dimitris Theodosopoulos, the students who made the model were:

Bowen Quin,Petri Mutanen,Maria Del Carman Saez-Martinez,Nefeli Varouchaki,Varsha Amamath.Rajanahally.

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Leaflet on the repair and restoration of 20-26 Main Street

To celebrate the completion of the repair and restoration of this key building in the CARS scheme a leaflet has been produced explaining the background to the project and the work that was carried out .

To download the leaflet click here


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Gorebridge Yesterdays

Gorebridge Yesterdays were an occassional, annual publication produced by the Gorebridge Local History Scoiety between 1984 and 1997. Covering an array of historical articles of significance to the history of the locakl area, they have become an invaluable resoure to the archive project, local community and beyond. They are available to download, for free, by clicking the images below, and are also available in hard copy at Gorebridge Library and the Offices at number 58 Main Street (for a small £2.50).


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Supported By:

Gorebridge Community Development TrustHistoric ScotlandMidlothian Council