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The latest news from the Stone Industry

Harry Turnbull accepts the salute from the Pipe Major on a misty night at Stirling Castle.
Stirling Stone have just celebrated their 20th anniversary in the Great Hall of Stirling Castle that they played a major role in restoring. NSS paid them a visit at their headquarters in Stirling to...
Burslem Managing Director David Hall (left) with the Duke of Kent at the opening of Burslem’s new premises in Frant, Sussex.
It is 163 years since Thomas Burslem trecked down from Burslem in Staffordshire to set up in business as a stonemason in Tunbridge Wells in Kent. After all that time, the business he formed, Burslem...
Graeme Haddon, previously the managing director of the Scottish stone company Watson Stonecraft that went into receivership with the loss of more than 100 jobs this year (see NSS July issue), is...
At the end of their first year\'s trading since being bought by Croydon-based specialists Stone-west, Cambridge\'s Rattee...
The UK\'s largest granite building, the currently empty Grade A listed Marischal College in Aberdeen, is to get an £80million upgrade to turn it into the new headquarters of Aberdeen City Council....
Sussex masons CWO have opened a customer service centre in Goudhurst, Kent, in a push to expand their business in the South East.Spearheading the move is Vincent Tourle, who has been recruited as...
Machinery, tools and consumables suppliers Bryan Waters Stone have re-branded as the Waters Group as Bryan Waters takes less of an active role in the business and his children, Nicola and Daniel,...
Somerset stone specialists Medusa have won the contract for the stonework on the interiors and courtyard of the Islamic Centre, Oxford, a magnificent stone structure built by Lincolnshire company...
Woodkirk Stone of Morley near Leeds, West Yorkshire, have featured on the Channel 4 TV programme Grand Designs in the restoration of Hellifield Peel in North Yorkshire.The fine grained sandstone from...
Welsh Slate

Penrhyn roofing slate from Welsh Slate, which has been bought by the Irish Lagan Group.

Alfred McAlpine have sold their Welsh Slate quarries at Penrhyn, Cwt-y-Bugail, Blaenau Ffestiniog and Pen-yr-Orsedd to Northern Irish-based businessman Kevin Lagan for £31million.Kevin Lagan...
For years, the story from Aberdeen, 'the granite city', has been of the decline of the industry that defines it. So when Pisani's Scottish operation of Fyfe Glenrock opened a new stone...
The Saïd Business School, on which Holloway White Allom were main contractors and APS Masonry the stone specialists, has been awarded an Oxford Preservation Trust Award for its contribution to the...
Bernard Johnson from Oxford, who gave up a 27 year career in publishing to become a stonecarver, has won a £2,700 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship that will enable him to receive one-to-one tuition...
People from 87 companies visited Pisani's open days at their Matlock, Derbyshire, depot last month (September). The sun shone on the first day and although continuous rain on the second day kept...
Two well-known men within the stone industry, Graham Goldthorpe and Clive Ingledew, have set up a new company called Stone Connection (UK) Ltd near Leeds."We intend Stone Connection to become a...

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