flagstone industry of Caithness

by Omand, Donald.

Publisher: Dept. of Geography, University of Aberdeen in [Aberdeen]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 19 Downloads: 839
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Edition Notes

Statementby Donald Omand and John Porter.
SeriesO"Dell memorial monograph,, no. 10
ContributionsPorter, John.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCM 82/2192
The Physical Object
Pagination19 p., [17] p. of plates :
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3116066M
LC Control Number82225253

Castlehill Heritage Centre: Fascinating Flagstones - See 36 traveller reviews, 27 candid photos, and great deals for Castletown, UK, at TripAdvisor.5/5(36). CAITHNESS is surely one of the most beautiful and elemental of all Scotland’s constituent territories. Perhaps the best place to begin is with its literary ambassador George Gunn’s non-fiction book, The Province of the Cat: A Journey to the Radical Heart of the Far North (Isle of Lewis: Island Book Trust, ).Author: Alan Riach. Norse Stone produces original Caithness flagstone for truly beautiful buildings and interiors. From the quarry to your door, our team will create a bespoke order made to your individual specifications. Norse Stone Ltd is proud to now offer seminars for professionals looking to improve their knowledge of working with natural and indigenous.   Caithness seems to depend on large subsidised employers that come and go. The herring fleets have long gone, as has the flagstone industry. Dounreay was a big employer and for years pumped money into the county, but there were an awful lot of people employed there who did nothing very much.

  However, we often walk our dog around the Flagstone Trail and Battery Road – one of my favourite Sunday outings. En route you can find out all about the local flagstone industry which back in the ’s, saw Caithness flagstone exported around the world. Caithness feels a little like an island. It has a character that is distinct and unique to itself, and, if you ignore the road along the remote north coast of Sutherland, it can only be accessed by the A9 as it squeezes its way north between the encroaching mountains and the sea. As a result, when you reach the split between the A9 to Thurso and the A99 to Wick near Latheronwheel, it feels. Find Quarries near Wick, Caithness, as well as other companies providing industrial services near you. Get reviews, contact details, opening hours and photos, or .   polishing flagstone Does anyone know what is the best thing to polish flagstone with. I would like to get a shine on it, at presest it is in it's natural state. We did this on our caithness flag hearth, came up lovely Jan, #9. saffy View Profile View Forum Posts Private Join Date Mar Posts

Caithness Flagstone Limited is an active company incorporated on 9 December with the registered office located in Wick, Caithness. Caithness Flagstone Limited has been running for 6 years. There is currently 1 active director according to the latest confirmation statement submitted on 19th May This place is magical - great local history centred around the Caithness flagstone industry. Very well researched information on the geology, flagstone production, economic and social on: Castlehill Heritage Centre Harbour Road, Castletown, Thurso KW14 8TG Scotland. The black recalls the county's geology, in particular the famous Caithness flagstone, while the gold and blue refer to the beaches and sea to reinforce the maritime heritage.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Omand, Donald. Flagstone industry of Caithness. [Aberdeen]: Dept. of Geography, University of Aberdeen, The flagstone industry of Caithness (O'Dell memorial monograph) Unknown Binding – January 1, by Donald Omand (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Unknown Binding, Author: Flagstone industry of Caithness book Omand. The Flagstone Heritage Trail and the Castlehill Heritage Centre between them celebrate the memory of the flagstone industry in this part of Caithness.

Opening times for the heritage centre are set out on the right, while the fairly short and very pleasant stroll along the. The Caithness Flagstone Group is a Devonian lithostratigraphic group (a sequence of rock strata) in northern name is derived from the traditional county of Caithness where the strata are well exposed, especially in coastal cliffs.

Outcrops. These rocks are exposed, along the Moray Firth and along the eastern side of Sutherland and throughout Caithness, across Country: Scotland. Caithness Flagstone Builders, Wick, Highland, United Kingdom.

likes. Beautifully handcrafted Drystone walls, pillars, fireplaces, raised beds, sandstone carvings 5/5(8). This place is magical - great local history centred around the Caithness flagstone industry. Very well researched information on the geology, flagstone production, economic and social history.

I had no idea that Caithness flagstone was exported all round the world/5(36). This area was the cradle of the Flagstone Industry which was begun here last Century by James Traill of Rattar, Sheriff of Caithness.

The short walk follows the progress of a piece of flagstone from it flagstone industry of Caithness book raised in the quarry to shipment from the harbour. Welcome to the Book Shop Books here are mainly Caithness related in subject or by authors from the county or nearby Buy A Book At Amazon Here Books Purchased Recently Via Orkney Books Shop Special Offers Other Book Place.

Caithness to the Côte D'Azur - A New Book Includes lists of all entrants and major prizewinners from. Caithness flagstones were once a major industry in this area and can be seen as field boundaries, roofing slates, and house building material everywhere locally.

This route combines three short walks - the Flagstone Trail which explores this heritage, a walk along the coast above the wavecut flagstone pavement, and a small sculpture trail through the community woodland/5(5).

Caithness Flagstone Limited Caithness Flagstone Limited, the world’s premier producer of Caithness Stone is based in Spittal, Caithness in the north of Scotland. Full scale commercial quarrying in Caithness began almost years ago. Today, Caithness Stone is a dynamic industry mixing traditional techniques with new technology.

It is usually used to etch illustrations on the imported granite and Caithness stone memorials and name plates that CSI make. The Caithness stone processed by CSI comes from various quarries in the area, the main one being Achscrabster.

It is a acre site, but to reach 2m of Caithness stone, 30m of stone overburden have to be removed. Entrepreneur who relaunched the Caithness flagstone industry.

The businessman's other firms will also remain prominent in a range of far north enterprises, from entertainment to. Caithness (Scottish Gaelic: Gallaibh [ˈkal̪ˠɪv], Scots: Caitnes; Old Norse: Katanes) is a historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area of Scotland. Caithness has a land boundary with the historic county of Sutherland to the west and is otherwise bounded by sea.

The land boundary follows a watershed and is crossed by two roads (the A9 and the A) and by one railway Country: Scotland. Buy The Flagstone Industry of Caithness by Donald Omand (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Donald Omand.

See posts, photos and more on Facebook. A prominent Caithness businessman has died suddenly. John Sutherland ran a successful flagstone quarrying business based in Spittal, which helped revive the fortunes of one of the country’s.

CAITHNESS FLAGSTONE LIMITED - Free company information from Companies House including registered office address, filing history, accounts, annual return, officers, charges, business activity. Caithness Slate is a unique material only found in the far north of Scotland. This remarkable and unique natural material is one of the most versatile slates on the market.

The flagstone is an attractive, durable stone which is fine grained with a dark grey on: 17 Carsegate Road, Inverness. BGS MEMOIR: GEOLOGY OF CAITHNESS. C B CRAMPTON and R G CARRUTHERS. CHAPTER XV Pages – ; ECONOMIC GEOLOGY: CAITHNESS FLAGSTONES.

This early description of the Caithness Flags concentrates on the flagstones which were exported to developing Size: 69KB. Projects. A & D Sutherland Ltd have been extremely privileged to work alongside leading architects and contractors on some of the countries most prestigious projects.

A & D Sutherland Ltd is the countries largest supplier of Caithness Flagstone Products. Since our company has owned and operated Spittal Mains Quarry, now the last remaining active quarry in Spittal, home of the Spittal Subgroup Caithness Flagstone.

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Caithness flagstone is one of the rarest paving stones in the world. Three hundred and seventy million years in the making, it is the result of layers of sediment laid down over time, the layers separated periodically by a layer of volcanic dust.

Caithness flagstone appears to be a durable stone that has limited resistance to acid rain or air pollution. In addition, the slight weight loss in the sodium sulphate crystallisation test (both 14% an saturated) indicates excellent resistance to salt damage (for example in. References and further reading: Scottish Natural Heritage - Moray and Caithness, A Landscape Fashioned by Geology Norse Stone - commercial working quarries in Caithness.

Caithness Broch Project - a local and inspirational charity who's aim is to build a replica Iron Age broch using Caithness Flagstone. StoneScapes - Lisa Poulsen's series of limited edition prints.

Why it inspires us: Caithness flagstone is known the world over for its great looks and durability (insert witty comment here). The flagstone was formed from a great lake (or loch) covering the whole of the North of Scotland (this was only million years ago, so fairly recent history).

Sediment from the lake would [ ]. Caithness Paving, Stone Products, Suppliers & Products Directory, Architecture and the built environment is an integral part of our society and we hope to provide a useful platform for debate, information and inspiration.

Projects in Scotland. A & D Sutherland Ltd have been extremely privileged to work alongside leading architects and constractors on some of the countries most prestigious projects. Caithness Flagstone.

Add to My Favourites. Very hard stone which separates easily into slabs. Durable grey surface. Caithness, Scotland. Application and typical uses of the product.

Very durable flooring and paving materials both interior and exterior. Can also be. Caithness Flagstone Limited, the world’s premier producer of Caithness Stone is based in Spittal, Caithness in the north of Scotland. Full scale commercial quarrying in Caithness began almost years ago.

Today, Caithness Stone is a dynamic industry mixing traditional techniques with new on: 4 The Shore, Wick, KW1 4JW. Caithness flagstone quarry at Calder Jack Green and Lewis Sinclair.

Castlehill Heritage Centre: A great bit of history - See 36 traveler reviews, 27 candid photos, and great deals for Castletown, UK, at TripAdvisor.5/5(36).Norse Stone, Banniskirk quarry, in the beautiful county of Caithness. 1, likes talking about this 1 was here. We produce original Caithness flagstone for truly beautiful buildings and 5/5(3).