is a designer and woodworker, specialising mainly in commissions, designing and
crafting works to suit individual requirements.
was trained as a landscape architect and continue to work as Senior Design
Consultant to an Edinburgh practice. Over
the past 25 years my landscape design work has ranged in scale from the pyramids
and lakes at Bathgate’s Old Motorola Headquarters to the meticulous steel and
stonework around the Writers’ Museum in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
I have always been as interested in the making as in the planning, though
– I spent my teenage holidays helping to restore cottages in the Orkney
Islands and my home is my own conversion of derelict farm buildings.
In addition to Landscape, I have worked with small teams designing and
building many extensions and conversions, from conception to completion, mostly
of traditional Scottish rural buildings. I
still design and organise projects – but my site work is now mostly confined
to the fitting of my own hand-made joinery components.
years of experience producing site joinery – from roof trusses to toilet roll
holders – led to a greater interest in fine quality woodworking and since the
mid –1990s I have concentrated on this.
I have held exhibitions, both locally and in Edinburgh, and now run a family furniture-making business working closely with my son Callum, specialising in bespoke hardwood furniture pieces, kitchens and house interiors. My past training of working to a brief helps me to design and create pieces that fit their surroundings and the particular needs of the client. The style is simple and clean-lined, with a fine finish and a timeless quality.
The Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington; Marchmont Gallery, Edinburgh; Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), Edinburgh; Gunsgreen House, Eyemouth; Bass Rock Gallery, North Berwick
Millennium doors in Yester Church, Gifford; Old Manse gates, Dirleton; Lectern, Holy Trinity Church, Haddington
Headquarters, Bathgate, West Lothian; Quintiles, Bathgate, West Lothian;
Pentland Science Park, Midlothian; Roslin Institute, Midlothian;
Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, Edinburgh; Writer’s Museum, Edinburgh;
Falkland Estate, Fife
Mill, The Dairy etc. Isle of Coll, Argyll; Ruggs Croft + other cottages near
Lawdor, Nairnshire; The Old Bakehouse + The Smiddy, Stenton, East Lothian;
The Steading, and Holdings Cottages, Newmains, Drem, E. Lothian