Quarry: Site pro­duced six mil­lion tonnes

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - LOCAL | NEWS -

One of Europe’s big­gest man-made holes, Ru­bis­law Quarry opened in 1740 to sup­port the city’s gran­ite in­dus­try.

Over the next two cen­turies, an es­ti­mated six mil­lion tonnes of stone were ex­ca­vated for use on some of Aberdeen’s most iconic build­ings.

And Ru­bis­law gran­ite is found

“The quarry closed in 1971 and is filled with wa­ter”

even fur­ther afield, with Water­loo Bridge in Lon­don, the ter­race of the Houses of Par­lia­ment and parts of the Forth Bridge also built from the rock. The quarry closed in 1971 and is now filled with wa­ter.

It was bought in 2016 by Sandy Whyte and Hugh Black for a re­ported £60,000.

Mr Black has ex­pressed his de­sire to de­velop a her­itage cen­tre at the site.

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