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Achilty Walling Stone


Achilty Walling Stone has been a favourite with local stonemasons over many years and has featured in many projects all over the Highlands, with Estate Lodges amongst the end users of this subtle yet colourful natural stone.

Recent projects have seen the walling stone grace the external walls of Portree High School, the dwarf walls of Kyle of Lochalsh Harbour and, in the last year or so, concrete structures such as the Inverness Flood Scheme, Culvert Headwalls and Bridge Abutments along the B851 / B862 where road and bridge improvements were carried out to accommodate turbine deliveries.

This year brings Achilty Walling Stone into a higher profile as improvement works at Aldourie Castle near Dores have identified a requirement for 500 tonnes of stone for enhancement works at the castle and its walled gardens.

Wills Brothers have recently placed an order for 700 tonnes for the Inverness West Link Road and the stone will feature mainly in boundary walls along the length of the project and can also be spotted across the road as a decorative feature in many of the holes on the new Torvean Golf Course.