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2014 Review of dry stone walling projects – July to December

The second half of 2014 was dominated by three big projects plus my first stone building in the USA. July 2014 Edinburgh – Moongate project. By July the Moongate was starting to form.  I’d done a big chunk of walling, including making one of the three raised beds, laying a ton of copes and making […]

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2014 Review of dry stone walling projects – January to June

January 2014 West Lothian – grand stair case A winter project building a grand entrance staircase and raised bed and retaining walls. This project would go on intermittently through the first quarter of the year. Dunbar – Dr Badger’s memorial bench After being commissioned to build this memorial bench in the harbour area of the […]

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Leonardo Lifelong learning Dry Stone Walling project – Spain 2013

I was fortunate to be selected as one of the British wallers to be offered a place on an EU funded cultural exchange programme, called Leonardo. The DSWA has been working with partner organisations in Spain, Italy and France for a couple of years putting together a programme of dry stone walling based reciprocal visits. […]

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Pro-landscaper magazine

Pro-landscaper article A garden designed by Carolyn Grohman, and built by Watergems has made the front cover of this month’s Pro-Landscaper, a UK garden design and landscaping industry magazine. Why is this of news? Well, because Stone Inspired built the wee bit of dry stone wall behind the pergola shown in the cover image. That’s […]

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A review of 2012 – Part 2

Following on from part 1 of the review of the jobs of 2012, here is part two. Highlights include our first arch and a long stretch of boundary wall. July 2012 Scottish Borders – stone circle I helped Edinburgh dry stone waller Richard Love build this circular raised bed for a client near to Carlops […]

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A review of 2012 – part 1

2012 has been a busy year for Stone Inspired. We have been lucky to have worked with many wonderful clients who have involved us in their garden projects.  Of the 20 jobs we were involved in, 18 were for private clients, and the only exception being the small bit of stonework we built for the […]

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BALI Award winning garden 2012

At the the recent BALI Landscaping award ceremony held in London this garden won the award for Domestic Garden Construction – Construction cost btwn £30 – £60k. Working under the direction of designer Carolyn Grohman and landscapers Watergems, Stone Inspired built the small piece of dry stone retaining wall in this garden in Fife in 2011. Congratulations […]

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Homes and interiors magazine article

A garden created in Fife by the Edinburgh Garden Designer Carolyn Grohman, – which included some stone work built by Stone Inspired – was featured in the July/August issue of Homes and Interiors Scotland magazine. The landscaping was done by Watergems, who were recently given a prestigious  BALI National Landscape award, for their work in this garden. […]

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Balvenie Masters of Craft Awards

I am very pleased to announce that I was one of three people short-listed in the stone category for the inaugural Balvenie/Sunday Telegraph craftsman of the year 2011.

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