Sarah Kettles Conservation

Sarah Kettles has been working in the heritage sector in Scotland for over 17 years. For the last 4 years Sarah has been working as a freelance heritage consultant, trading as Sarah Kettles Conservation. Her client base has ranged from heritage grant giving bodies, such as Historic Environment Scotland, to smaller charities and local communities who are seeking to develop and fundraise for their projects. Prior to this, one of her key roles was that of project manager for the City of Brechin Townscape Heritage Initiative in Angus. This project successfully brought several key listed buildings at risk back into viable use, including that of the category-A listed Merchants House. Most of these buildings had lain vacant for decades and were designated as ‘buildings at risk’. 

Her wide ranging experience gives her an excellent understanding of project development and the challenges heritage projects face, with a focus on fundraising, and capacity building. From this experience Sarah has developed an expansive range of contacts in the heritage sector and is widely respected.

Sarah is a full member of Institute of Historic Buildings Conservation, the UK’s professional body for historic environment conservation specialists. She has a postgraduate degree in European Urban Conservation from the University of Dundee and is a trustee of Built Environment Forum of Scotland (BEFS). 

Sarah has joined the professional team as Heritage Consultant to help guide the charity within the heritage sector and grants programmes.