Knockando knot

Knockando knot

This sculpture is now situated at the entrance to Knockando wool mill. It is about ten feet long and was carved from a single elm log. It is loosely based on the idea of a length of knotted yarn.

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Catch your breeze

Catch your breeze

What’s your name for it? Since I carved this large sycamore seed pod, people who have seen it have referred to it as a helicopter, a propeller, a wing, a key, a whirly gig and even a spinning jenny! It’s shaped from a single slab that I cut from a large Y-shaped stump.

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Rounded sandstone headstone

Rounded sandstone headstone

A heavy, hand-carved Clashach sandstone memorial with sparrow carvings, Skene, Aberdeenshire.

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Celtic knot headstone

Celtic knot headstone

An arch-topped Clashach sandstone memorial with Celtic knot work motif. Bellie cemetery, Fochabers.

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Water fountain memorial

Water fountain memorial

Hand-carved in slate, this inscription formed part of a commemorative water fountain, Stephen Cottage Hospital, Dufftown.

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Gordonstoun school memorial

Gordonstoun school memorial

Just before Christmas I installed a stone memorial at the world famous Gordonstoun School.

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Memorial bench

Memorial bench

Another recently finished commission was to add an inscription to an existing, solid pine bench.

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Red deer stag and family name hand-carved wall-plaque

Red deer stag and family name hand-carved wall-plaque

This was a lovely job that I was asked to carve for a client’s father’s 60th birthday present. It shows a red deer stag standing by a mountain side, with the family name, Strachan, hand-carved alongside.

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Wall trout wood carving

Wall trout wood carving

This is a commission I finished recently which was given as a Christmas present to a keen fisherman.

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Roll out the barrels

Roll out the barrels

Not everyone will know this but, Speyside, as well as being famous for its sculptor *ahem*, has also a pretty good reputation for its Scotch malt whisky. In fact, with around sixty working distilleries, it has nearly as many as the rest of Scotland combined.

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