Quarried in Southern Scotland; Cove Red is a fine grained, warm terracotta-red coloured sandstone.
The stone can have distinct bed markings giving it an interesting characteristic. Cove is suitable for most masonry applications.
Cove Red has an enviable history, as large quantities were shipped to America and Canada, used primarily as ballast in the ships and subsequently as stone in various buildings on the East Coast, including the base of the Statue of Liberty.
More recent projects include:
- Yeoman’s Row and Mayfair, London
- The old BHS building in Swindon; Robertson Street, Glasgow
- Bolton School
- Theological College Belfast
There are large reserves with long term planning consent.