How not to build a dry stone wall

Building dry stone walls is dead easy.  You basically place one stone on top of another, or as our American cousins like to say, you “stack ’em”. And it really is that simple.  Except that you need to make sure that you cover your joins – “one on two; two on... Read More

Building walls for kids…

Today we finished building a fun dry stone playpark at the Olivebank Children’s Centre in Musselburgh.  Normally we’d be discouraging kids from playing on our walls.  In this case we decided to make an extra wide wall topped with extra soft turf and actually encourage them to climb all over it.... Read More