Monday, December 17, 2012

Dry Stane Dyke Clan-Scaping

There are many traditional patterns of Scottish dry stone walling. 
Here is one - 'The MacQuarry Wall'
The wall style transitions upwards into tightly coursed rows of round stones and has a tidy belt of brown copes along the top.
The reddish stone all comes from a special quarry. 
Sadly, the stone supply at that quarry has been completely depleated and there are no more walls being kilt like this.

This close-up of the MacQuarry Wall shows how the stone is Tartan to change pattern.

1 comment:

  1. Weave been waiting for this thread for some time. Now I wish I'd plaid no attention.js