The trainees who completed the traditional construction skills training courses at Edinburgh College and on site at the Corn Exchange received their certificates today as did the school pupils from Newbattle Community High School who successfully completed the schools heritage awareness course.Councillor Jim Bryant presided over events and with the Chief Executive of Melville Housing Association welcomed the 60 people who attended at Midlothian’s Council Chamber.John Laing from Edinburgh Collge gave a presentation , stressing the importance of using the correct methods and materials when repairing and restoring historic buildings.

Well done to all the successful trainees and school pupils!!!!.

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