Historic Environment Scotland in their Short Guide Climate change adaptation for traditional buildings say ‘data gathered and analysed in Scotland’s Climate Trends Handbook indicates that since the 1960s average precipitation has increased by 27 per cent, and in north and west Scotland winter precipitation has increased by over 70 per cent.

This means that we are likely to see higher levels of moisture in the air leading to a greater risk of condensation. This in turn can give rise to mould, timber decay and insect attak to structural timbers, internal finishes and furniture.

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