Emily Ann Tracey

 Emily Ann Tracey

Building Stone Conservation Specialist

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 428

E-mail Emily Ann Tracey


  •  2011 – ongoing : Building Stones Conservation Specialist, British Geological Survey
  •  2008 –2011 : Historic Scotland Research Fellow, Indigenous building stones in Scotland
  •  2006 –2008 : MSc (Distinction) Edinburgh College of Art, Architectural Conservation
  •  2000 –2004 : BA (Cum Laude) Roger Williams University, Rhode Island, USA, Art & Architectural History

Professional association

  •  2014 – ongoing : Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), Affiliate Member
  •  2008 – ongoing : ICOMOS-UK (Conseil International des Monuments et des Sites), Member


  • Specialist knowledge of architectural styles, building conservation practice and settlement evolution patterns according to masonry styles and building stone types

Boards and committees

  •  2013 – ongoing : Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Construction
  •  2012 – ongoing : Edinburgh Traditional Building Forum

Published outputs

Key papers

Tracey, E A. 2014. The BGS ‘Building Stone Data Capture’ module: a planning tool for conserving our stone built environment. Proceedings of the 17th Extractive Industry Geology Conference, 179-184.

Tracey, E A. 2012. Recording Data for Stone Conservation Projects. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone.

Tracey, E A, Albornoz-Parra, L J, Everett, P A, and Gillespie, M R. 2011. A building stone and slate survey of the Callander Conservation Area: recording, matching and sourcing for the built heritage. British Geological Survey Research Report, OR/11/011.

Tracey, E A, Albornoz-Parra, L J, Everett, P A, and Hyslop, E K. 2011. Assessing the Potential for Reopening a Building Stone Quarry: Drumhead Sandstone Quarry, Falkirk. British Geological Survey Research Report, OR/10/033.