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NFRC promotes slating skills at Royal Highland Show

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NFRC has returned to the Royal Highland Show, at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, to deliver hands-on introductions to roof slating.

Operatives from two NFRC Member companies, Compass Roofing and Taylor Roofs, are giving visitors of all ages the opportunity to dress a slate and fix it to a roofing rig, plus ask questions about the roofing industry.

Roof slating skills at Royal Highland Show

Two roofing apprentices who won the NFRC Scottish Apprentice of the Year Award are among those helping visitors to dress and fix the slates correctly.

This sits as part of ongoing efforts by NFRC in Scotland to introduce people, and particularly those of school age, to roofing careers and what the industry offers.

At other stands, visitors to the show can also try stone carving, 3D and thermal surveying, and clay pantile making. The event sees tens of thousands of people visit each year.

Scott Miller, Scotland Chair for NFRC, said: ‘NFRC is delighted to be back at the Royal Highland Show to give everyone interested a mini-masterclass in roof slating. While the week is extremely busy, it is very enjoyable, with lots popping by asking for information on roofing. These events are just part of a far larger programme of school engagement, where NFRC in Scotland promotes construction as a career of choice to young people across Scotland, as we seek to make a positive change to the skills shortage across the construction industry.

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