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Building with Scottish Stone.
  Building with Scottish Stone aims to encourage more use of stone sourced from Scotland’s working quarries and to provide a better understanding of those mineralogical properties which give each stone its distinctive quality. The nation’s architectural history is synonymous with the use of natural stone, and the principles of construction developed over generations in response to Scotland’s particular climatic conditions still find relevance today in the design and detailing of new buildings. Equally, an understanding of the ways in which stone is extracted and processed is as fundamental to its contemporary use as having up-to-date knowledge of the continuously changing legislation that affects its specification and procurement.

Building with Scottish Stone is a stimulating introduction to these and many other factors to be considered when using this richly-varied and timeless resource in the design of new buildings.

  • Type:

    Authored Book

  • Date:

    01 January 2005

  • Publication Status:


  • Publisher

    Arcamedia & Natural Stone Institute


Wilson, P., McMillan, A., Maxwell, I., & Young, M. (2004). Building with Scottish Stone. Arcamedia & Natural Stone Institute



Stone; Rock; Building material; Types; Mineralogical characteristics; Weathering behaviour; Extraction; Legislation on usage; Usage; Design; Constructions;

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