Part of Historic Environment Scotland
The interior of the Engine Shed with the staff pushing together the large-scale map used as part of their augmented reality activity.

About us

How we work to protect Scotland’s heritage.

The Engine Shed

Part of Historic Environment Scotland, the Engine Shed is a hub for digital innovation and building conservation specialists.

We are continuing to use our centre to deliver skills development and training for the heritage sector.

From Monday to Friday, we are open for Historic Environment Scotland staff and students.

The centre currently remains closed to the public while we review our outreach offer.

However, you can still hear from our experts on the Engine Shed’s newsletter, blog and Inform Friday livestreams.

About the building
Black and white image of The Engine Shed construction underway from outside

Our building under construction


The Scottish Ten project saw our experts help to digitally document 10 of the most important heritage sites around the globe.

The Scottish Ten
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A person laser scanning the Eastern Qing tombs in China
- Project

The Scottish Ten, Eastern Qing Tombs