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Art installation for Highland Village

Art installation for Highland Village

The people of Newtonmore in Badenoch & Strathspey have chosen my proposal for an art installation in the village square. My design proposal for an art installation for the village of Newtonmore has been chosen after being short-listed down to four applicants. The...

Speyside Way bench

Speyside Way bench

This is a railway-themed bench I made for my dad's birthday. It sits on the Speyside Way long-distance route, next to what used to be the sidings for Cragganmore Distillery. Railway sleepers, railway track, sidings stones and railway sign. Cragganmore, Banffshire,...

Shortlisted for Moray town installation

Shortlisted for Moray town installation

I'm pleased to announce that, along with two other artists, my design proposal has been shortlisted for an art installation in a prominent place in Keith, Moray. The brief was to produce something that speaks of the heritage, present day use and hopes for future use...

Dolphin sculpture for Chanonry Point

Dolphin sculpture for Chanonry Point

The Highland Council commissioned me to carve a dolphin sculpture (and a bee) for this stunning location and tourist attraction at Chanonry Point on The Black Isle. It is estimated that 120,000 people from far and near visit Chanonry Point on the Black Isle. This spit...

Around the world. Sculpture map.

Around the world. Sculpture map.

A tour of my world. I was enjoying a sunny, blue-skied Highland Spring day this week, buzzing around on my motorbike, catching up on some client and supplier visits and various other work-related chores. As I was riding from one meet to another I decided to pop in to...

As seen on BBC TV

As seen on BBC TV

I was lucky enough to have a pair of my carvings appear on BBC TV's longstanding gardening series, Beechgrove Garden, recently. The large knot sculpture and the sycamore seed that are currently at the Knockando woolmill (as well as myself) were all given airtime. The...

NEOS 2012

    I'm opening my workshop and home for this year's North East Open Studios. There will be a few of my pieces on display – outdoors and in my new gallery for indoor pieces. Come along, meet me and see me working and claim a free cuppa and some home baking....

Walkhighlands Competition

***UPDATE – ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS*** Competition now closed! Thanks to all the WH members who entered. The quiz must have been quite hard as, out of more than 20,000 members, there were only 25 correct answers! The sign was for a property on the A82 just north west...

New “gallery” takes shape

Anyone who has ever visited me can't have helped but notice the poor state of the floor in the long lobby at the front of the cottage. I've spent the three years since I moved here updating the rest of the house, adding my workshop, landscaping the driveway etc but...