The Folly, Quiraing, Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Folly, Quiraing, Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye, connected to Scotland's northwest coast by bridge, is known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages and medieval castles. The Quiraing is a landslip on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach, the northernmost summit of the Trotternish on the Isle of Skye.

Skye Folly is one of numerous collaborations between Chris (Brammall) and acclaimed dry stone-waller Andy Loudon.

Having very similar high-standards and being equally respective of the talents of each other’s fields, Andrew approached Chris to design and build balustrades and gates for the newly built Folly.

This was a particularly interesting project for Chris with his design inspiration coming from the heritage of the estate being family owned. The gates and railings were manufactured in steel with a patinated galvanised finish.

Andrew describes the folly as; "Probably the most complex structure I have ever been asked to build using dry stone walling techniques." The project included the construction of the impressive dry stone sanctuary on a beach and took three months to complete.

To find out more about Andrew and his work as an award-winning dry stone waller visit

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