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Laing Tarditional Masonry are the contractors who have been been working over a period of 3 years with a total contact value of £750,000.to consolidate stonework on Tower House now complete

We are looking at new proposals for community archeaology on the site working with Adopt a Monument and Kilmartin House Museum.

We have now determined that 12 sheep is the ideal number for the site. The sheep are on site for conservation grazing and this is very effective in achieving low maintenance cropped turf rather than the big task of strimming which would be the only alternative. TCI volunteer shepherds continue to look after the flock each day.

We have a new project on land behind the Castle - TARBERT CASTLE COMMUNITY WOODLAND and voluteers have completed clearing the ditch, forming pool, planting trees, fencing and paths.

Volunteers and artists now working on a sculpture walk see seperate section of web site for details.

This winter we have just completed a new boardwalk linking the Castle area to the woodland and sculpture walk providing a circular route to walk around the site.

Our Community orchard is now complete

Main access route upgraded with the help of TSCT and Paths for All

See menu ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG for summary of new project now programmed for 2019 and for which we hope to raise funds of £25K.

The Castle property and surrounding area which includes a Community Woodland and Orchard is a unique Heritage Park with something for everyone

 

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Contract start
Contract start
Helicopter is the only way to lift building materials into site
Scafold in postion
Scafold in postion
This is a considerable engineering excercise as the scafold cannot be supported from the fragile structure
Work underway
Work underway
Pointing with lime mortar to agreed specification
Wall heads
Wall heads
Clay and Turf capping to wall heads