Little Houses: The National Trust for Scotland's Improvement Scheme for Small Historic Homes

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From the mid-18th century onwards, Scotland transformed itself into an industrialised nation, causing many architectural casualties. Little Houses - a joint publicatin with the National Trust for Scotland - explores the pioneering 20th century campaign to rescue the traditional architecture of historic towns from decay and destruction. Many of Scotland's small burghs would have been lost were it not for the preservation projects initiated by the National Trust for Scotland in the 1930s in the face of slum clearance, and the ground-breaking Little Houses Improvement Scheme in the 1960s. The first book to examine the history of this internationally recognised Scottish programme of urban conservation, Little Houses is a richly-illustrated story that illuminates current debates about the integrity and cultural authority of Scotland's historic built environment.