Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2022

Date of publication

1st December 2022


The Tay Landscape Partnership has a project to record all earthen buildings in the Partnership area.

Earthen buildings were constructed using dry and compact unfired earth (clay) mixed with aggregate and straw. This is similar to the wattle and daub infilling used in black and white timber framed buildings seen in the south and midlands of England. They are normally built on top of a shallow stone wall. These buildings may have changed their appearance with brick, stone or harling facing to disguise the true structure. Most older buildings in the Abernethy/Dron/Aberargie area were constructed of rubble or dressed stone but if you do know any buildings, existing or demolished, made of earth/clay/mud please let the Partnership know - contact Michael Cairns at 5 Castlelaw Crescent, Abernethy or michael_cairns@outlook.com.

There are a number of earthen buildings in the Errol area north of the Tay, the most famous is Cottown Schoolhouse.

Michael Cairns