projects

Edinburgh Airport Interchange - 1993

Edinburgh Airport Interchange - 1993

A large scale landscape project that involved designing a series of wall features to work in combination with soft landscaping to create an interesting and attractive environment to a site that is a main gateway into Scotland. The walls are situated...
APOGI - A Place Of Great Importance

APOGI - A Place Of Great Importance

APOGI - who, what, why? APOGI is a community based project that aims to put local people at the heart of proposals for the upgrade of the greenspace situated at the eastern end of Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland, between the Muirpark housing area...
Forfar Botanist's Garden

Forfar Botanist's Garden

Today boys & girls we are going to be looking through the...... Round Window! Work on the garden is progressing apace now; as it moves towards completion the tranquility of the site has changed from it being my sole domain to somewhere I now...

Panmuirfield

One of the things that I find eternally fascinating about my Public Art projects is the sheer uniqueness of each situation, there isn't really a 'typical' timeline that they all follow, this is especially true of the project I am undertaking for Bett...

WCMT Fellowship Travels Summer 2017

Day 5 - 5th July Dallas Spent the night of 4th of July in a virtually deserted Downtown Dallas; though there were quite a few Police officers in cars and on bikes who seemed to be having great fun chasing things that we just didn't quite see! The Independence Da...

Work: Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Hugo Bugg is one of Britain’s most celebrated young garden designers. Following upon his success as one of the youngest designers to win a coveted Gold Medal at Chelsea; 2016 saw him again partner with the Royal Bank Of Canada to create another show g...
Work: Chelsea Flower Show 2006 Laurent Perrier Garden

Work: Chelsea Flower Show 2006 Laurent Perrier Garden

‘A Bluebird’ in sales and marketing speak is an opportunity that unexpectedly comes to you out of nowhere, one of my most exciting ‘Bluebirds’ came to me in a text while on a family holiday in France in 2005 – ‘how would you like to build some walls ...

Work: East Brackley Sphere Carving

My final contribution to the Loch Leven Heritage Trail  is a large stone sphere with 4 migrating birds carved on it. The block that I eventually managed to source was slightly larger that I had anticipated at the design stage and the working & shaping i...
Work: East Brackley Benches

Work: East Brackley Benches

Sited on the highest point along the Loch Leven Heritage Trail is a viewing point Pavilion, the perfect spot to take a break from trekking around the track and glory in the view across the loch. Commissioned by TRACKS, the body responsible for creating...
Work: Horatios Gardens

Work: Horatios Gardens

  Planned as a rehabilitation garden for the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre , Horatio’s Garden is an innovative project constructed at Salisbury Hospital during the Summer of 2012. Designed by Cleve West , the Garden has b...
Work: Tonguey Field House

Work: Tonguey Field House

Set in the heart of rural Perthshire sits a high tech contemporary German kit house, with stunning views across the Strathearn Valley towards the Highlands, within the garden I constructed a feature wall, steps,drainage rill and feature planters. Made...
Work: Skeeter Wants To Play

Work: Skeeter Wants To Play

Let me introduce Skeeter, my favourite dog! He’s friendly & loyal but a bit neglected, he craves interaction and has all his toys ready eager to play.   Development sketch ideas  
Work: Corrour Estate

Work: Corrour Estate

Halfway between Dalwhinnie and Spean Bridge just after Loch Laggan there is a little turn off onto an unsignposted inconspicuous private road, travel along that road for 11 miles and you arrive at what must be one of Scotland’s hidden architectural g...
Work: Bronze Flood Gates - Perth North Inch

Work: Bronze Flood Gates - Perth North Inch

Every artwork begins to be realised when it makes that crucial leap from the artists brain into something tangible, be it written outline, sketch on paper, collage or lump of clay, at that point it ceases being their sole preserve and becomes something...
Work: APOGI - A Place of Great Importance?

Work: APOGI - A Place of Great Importance?

  APOGI – who, what, why? APOGI is a community based project that aims to put local people at the heart of proposals for the upgrade of the greenspace situated at the eastern end of Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland, between...
Work: Kinross Heritage Trail - Interpretation Panels

Work: Kinross Heritage Trail - Interpretation Panels

Some projects photograph really well, the viewer gets a real sense of the work purely from an image others just don’t photograph – their impact lost in the act of reducing them down to a flat 2D reproduction. The large stainless steel Interpretation pan...
Work: Monikie Feature Gateway (Incomplete)

Work: Monikie Feature Gateway (Incomplete)

Private client commission where the brief was to provide a ‘WoW’ gateway feature. Scheme is built drystone and all arches are self supporting. The main pillars have a series of stones projecting out of their ‘barrel’...
Work: Livingston Landmarks Project

Work: Livingston Landmarks Project

Everybody has there good & bad days, one of my best days was the first briefing meeting I had with members of Livingston Development Corporation, it is a very special kind of thrill when someone approaches you on the strength of previous work and...
Work: The Overgate Bronzes - Dundee

Work: The Overgate Bronzes - Dundee

In 1999 I was approached by Lend Lease the developers who were transforming the Overgate in Dundee into a modern shopping center to design a series of sculptures for the facade of the new building. Previously an open concrete modernistic shopping...
Work: Rouken Glen

Work: Rouken Glen

Tasked with expanding the National Cycle Network, Sustrans Scotland are responsible for providing stimulating, memorable environments through which walkers and cyclists can travel safely around the country. Towards this goal they have worked with...
Work: South Lochton Farm Railings

Work: South Lochton Farm Railings

Commissioned by a farming family for their new build residence the panels are made from mild steel with a natural finish. Rivets have been used to connect the ‘barley’ heads to the stems. The panels colour works well with the solid oak framework. ...
Work: Pitlochry In Bloom - Gateways

Work: Pitlochry In Bloom - Gateways

At three main access points into Pitlochry I constructed a series of ‘Welcome’ signs for Pitlochry in Bloom.Constructed from scottish sandstone they respond in shape to the surrounding landscape, echoing the Highlands in the distance....
Work: Chelsea Flower Show 2011 Daily Telegraph Show Garden

Work: Chelsea Flower Show 2011 Daily Telegraph Show Garden

Early in 2011 I was invited to build the walls for the Daily Telegraph Garden Show Garden by Crocus, one of the UK’s leading plant supplier and regular contractor participant at the Chelsea Flower Show. Designed by Chelsea multi Gold medal w...
Work: Thistles Galore

Work: Thistles Galore

Who would have known that thistles and buses have something in common – wait long enough and two come along at once! so it was that by sheer serendipity I happened to be working on two different ‘thistle’ projects at one time....
Work: 'Return' - Kinross Gateway Project 2011

Work: 'Return' - Kinross Gateway Project 2011

First commissioned in 2007 by Kinross In Bloom, ‘Return’ stands proudly on a traffic island on the main road into Kinross welcoming visitors and locals into the town. This project for one reason or another almost proved to be my nemesis. Cha...
Work: Explorer Garden Pitlochry Theatre

Work: Explorer Garden Pitlochry Theatre

Nestled between the A9 and the River Tummel, close to Pitlochry Dam is the tranquil haven that hosts Scotland’s Explorers Garden. A facility dedicated to celebrating the work of the explorers, botanists and plant collectors that traveled to t...
Work: Hillcrest - Carved Stone Bench

Work: Hillcrest - Carved Stone Bench

Some public art projects move from initial concept to the completed work on site, perhaps not exactly easily but with a natural progression through the issues that develop solving problems as they arise until the final sweep and tidy up, photographs...
Work: Edinburgh Airport Interchange

Work: Edinburgh Airport Interchange

A large scale landscape project that involved designing a series of wall features to work in combination with soft landscaping to create an interesting and attractive environment to a site that is a main gateway into Scotland. The walls are...
Work: Stonefall Cemetry - Harrogate

Work: Stonefall Cemetry - Harrogate

Harrogate Borough Council when extending their existing Cemetery and creating a new Garden Of Remembrance took the opportunity to include elements of public art within their proposals.These are a set of gates commissioned for the Forest Lane...