It’s long been a dream of mine to have the stonework of the house returned to its original lime mortar and the many amateur efforts to repair it with concrete removed. I was so lucky to meet one of Scotland’s experts and he started a few weeks ago. The work will take some time because it’s very hard on the wrists and hands and we’ve agreed to do it slowly. The photo shows the beginning of the ‘chipping out’ of the front lounge section. I’ll post other photos as it progresses.