News

You can keep up to date here with all the latest news concerning SGLH. Reports on recent events, progress with our projects, planned meetings and lectures… you will find it all here.

If you have some news that you would like to share with the SGLH community, why not send it through to info@sglh.org?

Conservation News: Stonebyres

Conservation News: Stonebyres

Conservation News: Stonebyres, South LanarkshireSGLH recently submitted a consultation response to South Lanarkshire Council in relation to proposals for the formation of two house plots within the Stonebyres Designed Landscape.  You can read the full consultation...

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Florapedia – A Brief Compendium of Floral Lore

Florapedia – A Brief Compendium of Floral Lore

A book review by Marion Shawcross Many of us know that John Tradescant, the younger, introduced Virginia Spiderwort (tradescantia virginia) to British gardens in the mid 17 th century. The genus was named by Linnaeus, in honour of John and his father, John). Few of us...

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Bringing the Past to Life in the Newhailes Landscape

Bringing the Past to Life in the Newhailes Landscape

At the beginning of September we organized an event as part of the East Lothian Archaeology and Heritage Fortnight. We chose Newhailes as the site for this event where we joined by some 14 very keen participants who wanted to learn how to record and analyse historic...

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Virtual Visit: Royal Greenhouses Laeken

Virtual Visit: Royal Greenhouses Laeken

From Judy Riley, SGLH TrusteeWhile the glasshouses at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) remain closed, we thought you might enjoy a glimpse of some other glasshouses, in Brussels. The Royal Greenhouses, by Alphonse Balat, the mentor of Victor Horta, were...

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Conservation News: Carmichael

Conservation News: Carmichael

Conservation News: Carmichael SGLH recently responded to a consultation request from Scottish Forestry with regard to the Carmichael Estate, South Lanarkshire. The non-inventory designed landscape is shown on Roy’s Military Survey of circa 1755.  The plan shows it was...

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Conservation News: Loudoun Castle

Conservation News: Loudoun Castle

Conservation News: Loudoun Castle SGLH recently prepared a consultation response with regard to a proposed farmshop, cafe and tack shop with associated parking and external seating area, adjacent to the entrance to Loudoun Castle.  The Inventory garden and designed...

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Conservation News: Rockhall House

Conservation News: Rockhall House

Conservation News: Rockhall House SGLH were pleased to respond to a consultation request from Forestry Scotland with regard to a felling licence permission for an area within the non-Inventory designed landscape of Rockhall.  The non-Inventory designed landscape...

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Conservation News: Dumfries House Estate

Conservation News: Dumfries House Estate

Conservation News: Dumfries House Estate SGLH were pleased to respond to a recent consultation request from Scottish Forestry with regard to an area of woodland just outside the boundary of the Dumfries House Inventory Garden and Designed Landscape.  You can read our...

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Conservation News: Craigengillan LTFP

Conservation News: Craigengillan LTFP

Conservation News: Craigengillan LTFP Scottish Forestry recently sent a consultation request to us at SGLH with regard to proposed amendments to the Long Term Forestry Plan (LTFP) for Craigengillan Estate, East Ayrshire.  The designed landscape, included on Historic...

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Conservation News: Rosneath, Argyll & Bute

Conservation News: Rosneath, Argyll & Bute

Conservation News: Rosneath, Argyll & Bute We were pleased to respond to a recent consultation request from Forestry Commission Scotland in relation to the garden and designed landscape at Rosneath, Argyll and Bute. SGLH were happy to see that the application...

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Conservation News: Traquair House, Scottish Borders

Conservation News: Traquair House, Scottish Borders

Conservation News - Traquair House, Scottish Borders SGLH were recently consulted by Forestry Commission Scotland with regard to a woodland creation scheme within the Traquair House Inventory Garden and Designed Landscape, Scottish Borders.  The inventory entry for...

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Conservation News: Murthly & Strathbraan LTFP

Conservation News: Murthly & Strathbraan LTFP

SGLH were pleased to respond to a recent consultation request from Forestry Commission Scotland concerning plans to adjust their Murthly & Strathbaan Long Term Forestry Plan (LTFP).  The area of forestry lies within the area of the Murthly Castle Inventory Garden...

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