The Moongate was built with 8 tons of stone, using a single wooden former to keep the shape during construction, again no mortar or cement was used. The structure was held in place by the careful shaping and positioning of the stone on the arch and the weight of the dry stone supports on either side of the gate.

 

The moongate was part of the display for the Bicentenary of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, and was awarded a Gold Medal.

 

The first bridge at Kilsyth the previous year was such a success that we were invited to build another around the front of the clubhouse. A three-four weekend build plus a committed 'hole-in-the-wall' crew who came in during the week managed to turn the stream into a crossable feature. Using different techniques from a standard wall build was a challenge and definitely an achievement!

Kilsyth Bridge