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Craftsman from Redditch shaping the future of historic Scottish estate

Correspondent 13th Aug, 2017

A REDDITCH craftsman is lending his creativity and skill to the latest development at a Scottish estate with a Royal link, writes Ramla Soni.

Tom Mott, a former pupil of St Augustine’s High School, is part of a Live Build project at Dumfries House estate in Ayrshire, which was saved for the nation ten years ago by HRH The Prince Charles to be used to promote confidence and personal development and offer training in skills to improve job prospects.

Tom, aged 26, completed a Summer School at Dumfries House last month, again as part of The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community (PFBC).

This year, Summer School students have prepared plans for a new gatehouse at Culzean Castle, also in south-west Scotland, and, next week, Tom and his Live Build teammates will be responsible for the construction of the latest addition to Dumfries House estate, which is a series of pergolas designed to offer comfort and shelter to some of the 130,000 people who visit each year.

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