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.
With our dedicated Test Site at Kilsyth we can offer accredited certification, in conjunction with Lantra Awards. This gives trainees the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification in dry stone walling at the following levels:
Level 1 - Initial,
Level 2 - Intermediate or
Level 3 - Advanced.
The permanent nature of the site means candidates have great flexibility in scheduling practice times.
Walling Test Site