FIFE COLLEGE and pupils from Inverkeithing High School participated in a Scottish Parliament showcase. 

The interactive event was held at Holyrood to celebrate traditional building skills and highlight the importance of preserving historic buildings.

Co-hosted by Fife MSP Alex Rowley MSP, the ‘Build Your Future’ event brought together school pupils, MSPs, and industry experts.

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He said: "I was very impressed once more by the level of skills on display from the young people in attendance.

“The event was a great success and that is due to the excellent organisation of the Scottish Traditional Buildings Forum and from the enthusiasm shown by the students on the day."

S2 and S3 pupils from Inverkeithing High participated in various skills demonstrations and MSPs joined the pupils too, trying their hands at stonemasonry, roof slating, 3D and thermal surveying, and Passivhaus insulation technology, while Fife College provided traditional painting demonstrations, including marbling and wood graining.

Mr Rowley continued: “Fife College has a vital role in helping to train our young people for the future world of work, and it is amazing to see traditional skills being passed down and learned for future generations. ”

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Frazer Walker, from Fife College, added: “It was wonderful to see young people and MSPs alike engaging with traditional skills which are crucial for preserving our built heritage.

"Our demonstrations were very well received and it was fantastic to witness the school pupils enthusiasm and talent."