Summer of ShortageAugust 9, 2021
Summer 2021 has been a bit of a varied and fast changing picture. The construction industry kept ticking over all through the lockdowns – but burst back into life in a big way in late spring/early summer 2021. That either coincided with or directly caused a serious drought in materials and resultant spikes in prices. This has been the defining background to the summer – which is traditionally a quiet period in terms of construction starts. For us, we saw the completion of a few projects that had kept us busy over the last 6-8 months: New hotel rooms at Monachyle Mhor, Mavie Mill Cottage and the An Bothan lodge. However, things are really beginning to ramp up now – and our workload is bursting at the seams. The Outlaw lodge has started on-site with a 100 cubic metre concrete pour, the walled garden houses are starting to mobilise for construction access (ie how do we get piling rigs in!) and we are very close to closing the door to any new lodges/bothies/cabins as we have five different schemes now at design stage. However, as is always the case – drop by the Mill for a coffee and a chat if you’ve got an idea!