Location: St Fillan’s, Perthshire, Scotland
Architect: Genesis Properties, Elgin
Slate Used: SSQ Ultra Riverstone® Grey roofing slate (400mm x 300mm)
This 16-plot residential development is made up of four-bedroom detached homes along with a ‘steading’ (farmstead) development of 3-bedroom houses. Located at the eastern end of Loch Earn in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, it’s just an hour’s drive from both Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The development set out to capture the character, construction-quality and finish found in other Victorian-era houses in the area, recreating these qualities in contemporary homes. Not surprisingly, its location meant using materials in keeping with the area: Genesis chose SSQ Ultra Riverstone® Grey roofing slate as it met both this requirement and their premium-quality specification.
The development has received more than its fair share of media attention as local legend tells that a large stone in the middle of the site couldn’t be moved as it would disturb the fairies living under it. The stone is staying and is now Dundurn Walk’s focal point. It’s a stunning setting and a great place to come home to (for families and fairies alike).