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#Instagram #Live for #AIP #Jammers: Repairing #DunansBridge and #DunansCastle

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This week I was asked to update the Adventures in Preservation Volunteers (or jammers) on our projects for 2021, so on Friday at 5pm I livestreamed from the bridge and then took my viewers on a short walk to the castle to give them a flavour of what the project would consist next year. The … Continue reading #Instagram #Live for #AIP #Jammers: Repairing #DunansBridge and #DunansCastle

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#Cross-stitch Experiment for #DunansCastle with #flyingbuttress & #virginiacreeper

Posted by Dixon-Spain on

After several requests, and given that we are nearing the festive season, I thought I would finally try my hand at developing a cross-stitch pattern! The results can be found here and below is a gif of the unrestricted palette version (you’ll need 95 colours!!).

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Packaging ScottishLaird’s Most Prestigious Decorative Title

Posted by Dixon-Spain on

Graphic and product design has always been a passion of mine, particularly in relation to restoring Dunans (of course!). Our new red boxes are spectacularly lovely, and I just wanted to share the design (and the rest of the package) which includes a square foot of the castle itself. If we can sell every square … Continue reading Packaging ScottishLaird’s Most Prestigious Decorative Title

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Extraordinary Ecosystem change: Can Pine Martens control Grey Squirrels to the benefit of the Reds?

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Another one of those thought-provoking ecosystem observations, this time from Ireland, which if taken up could see the grey tree rats exiled from these islands altogether. I kid you not! http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/30/how-to-eradicate-grey-squirrels-without-firing-a-shot-pine-martens Something perhaps to consider and debate with the community forest at Stronafian … Should it be Grey or Gray – given the source of … Continue reading Extraordinary Ecosystem change: Can Pine Martens control Grey Squirrels to the benefit of the Reds?

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A Valentines Day Gift: Chocolates from ScottishLaird

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Not sure we need to say much more, except that our sensational selection of six Scottish chocolates were made as a special commission for us by the excellent Caramiche Chocolatiers who can be found in Dunoon in a gorgeous haze of chocolateness … Chocolates helping restore a castle in Scotland – wonderful! There’s the Dunans … Continue reading A Valentines Day Gift: Chocolates from ScottishLaird

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