Isle of Skye Exterior Masonry, St. Columba
This high performance finish is extremely tough, hard-wearing and exceptionally durable and designed specifically to endure the harsh climate experienced on the North West coast of Scotland.
Colour: Traditional cream
Just below the bridge where the main road between Portree and Dunvegan crosses the River Snizort, close to the Skeabost House Hotel, there is a well hidden and fascinating bit of Skye’s history – St. Columba’s Isle.
Here you will find ancient ruins and graves, stretching back over many centuries.
St. Columba is much better known for his association with the island of Iona, but this was the site on which he founded the cathedral of the bishops of the Isles. This was the centre of Christianity in the Hebrides from 1079 to 1498. There are obvious ruins of two small buildings, and the outlines of others can be traced. The island is peppered with graves, ranging in age from the 11th century to the 1960s. Many of them have legible inscriptions, and a few others have plaques showing transcriptions.
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The Isle of Skye company was founded and run by Alasdair Campbell and his family, and continues to operate locally in the Isle of Skye. Furthermore, the Paint Company will donate surplus or mistinted paints to their local charities.
In their products, the Isle of Skye Paint Company continues to introduce raw, natural materials where possible. Recently, this included organic seaweed. Seaweed adds a natural thickening and stabilising agent to the paint, as well as boosting its durability. These natural ingredients ensure that the paint emits no harmful gases, and produces low VOCs.
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