• Scotland
1 to 2 weeks

Program Details

Short Term
Guesthouse Lodge
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Budget Older Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
Your fee includes:
- Ground transportation between Glasgow Airport & Dunans Castle
- Lodging during your session
- Meals from dinner on day of arrival through breakfast on day of departure, except meals on excursions
- Excursions during your trip dates
- Instruction from on-site expert

All participants are responsible for:
- Travel to Glasgow
- Visa if required
- Meals during excursions
- Travel health insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage. Send AiP proof of purchase.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Jul 03, 2023
Oct 25, 2019
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About Program

Travel to Argyll on the west coast of Scotland to learn hands-on building conservation skills. You'll work with master conservator, Eland Stuart, as you help repair the A-listed Thomas Telford bridge, with its arches, gargoyles & eight hexagonal piers. The bridge, built in 1815, provides access to Dunans hunting lodge and "castle". This site was first noted on maps in 1590 and served as home to the Fletcher clan.

Managers of Dunans are also creating a native woodland. Reintroducing native species will increase biodiversity and contribute to ecological sustainability. Funds generated by the sale of carbon offsets will help fund the next phase of conservation of bridge and "castle".

Lodging is in cottages on the shore of Riddon loch, and delicious meals are provided by a local caterer. Excursions take you to remarkable sites on the Cowal peninsula and nearby Hebrides islands. Come for 1 or 2 weeks during our sessions scheduled in April and September.

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Program Highlights

  • Learn hands-on skills using lime mortar to repair historic masonry
  • Work with a master conservator trained in both archaeology & preservatoin
  • Small groups allow for personal instruction and time for all questions
  • Lodging in cottages along the Riddon loch with catered meals
  • Excursions will take you to remarkable historic & natural sites

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