For those unfamiliar with scottish agricultural terminology, a “fank” is an enclosure for managing sheep en masse.
On this ongoing phased commission in Strathcarron, a fan of redundant triangular fanks is being rejuvenated and remodeled into a walled garden for the estate house.
The work has involved repair in places and complete demolition and rebuild elsewhere, incorporating design features as we go. The wall heads are likely to be turfed, rather than stone coped, as a nod towards the location.
The stonework has been straight forward – the logistics of removing debris, shifting stone and importing soil with restricted access not so.
Brodie is in lanolin heaven – the dyker, lanolin hell!