Gallie Craig The Green Roofed Coffee House in Drummore, Stranraer, Scotland, UK
This beautiful piece of architecture can be easily confused with a simple landscape seen from above. The green roof, it just blends into the environment, which gives a very natural look. It also offers the Coffee House, with an aura of beauty and harmony with nature.
The Mull of Galloway is the punctuation mark that Galloway brings heavy Rhins to an abrupt end. This is the southernmost of Scotland and view the display at the following shows the most points, Skiddaw in the English Lake District is visible 68 miles east of here, while Snaefell on the Isle of Man can see 31 miles to the southeast. In a very clear day, you can even see Snowdon, 133 kilometers south of Wales.
"Mosts" always attract visitors, and the southernmost point of Scotland is no exception. Perhaps most striking in the Mull of Galloway, is that any person who is the journey of 20 miles from Stranraer is likely to find plenty to see and do what they could expect.
The most obvious feature of the Mull of Galloway is the spectacular scenery. The strongly deformed land to the east at its southern end and rises to a height of nearly 280ft, in many places sheer from the sea in the bend of the road reaches a low of 70 meters as it passes through the "narrow isthmus between the bays of East and West Tarbet Tarbet: it is almost as if nature considered as the Mull of Galloway on an island before deciding against it.
The first residents are clearly this feature useful and it is always possible to trace the linear earthworks across the peninsula just above the narrowest point of the isthmus. It is 400 m long and consists of three ditches with two intermediary banks up to 4 m wide by 2.2 m peak. Someone, probably in the Bronze or Iron Age, put much effort in keeping unwanted visitors.
As you get beyond the earthworks that looks to the right of the view provided by Cairn Kennedy. But now, it is likely to be very focused on the acquisition, which is the Mull of Galloway's most striking feature on the contrary, its lighthouse. It is visible intermittently for a number of miles you make your way on the road to Port Logan and Drummore, and like all the lights that have a powerful attraction.
The Mull of Galloway lighthouse is a tower of 26m high, or 85ft lighthouse surrounded by cottages and workshops. It was built in 1828 at a cost of £ 9000 by Robert Stevenson, a member of the family of engineers responsible for most lighthouses in Scotland. The light oil shot up to 1971, since when is powered by electricity. The foghorn is no longer in use but can still be visited through a series of steps leading down to the middle of the cliff. The lighthouse was automated in 1988 and is now remotely controlled from the headquarters of the Northern Lighthouse Board at 84 George Street in Edinburgh. The lighthouse keeper cottages now rented out as accommodation for the National Trust for Scotland.
It tells the story of the lighthouse at the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Exhibition, located in the old lighthouse and workshops open to the middle of summer with a low entry price. The weekend admission includes a climb of 114 steps to the top of the lighthouse itself.
The Mull is also one of the RSPB reserves the smallest of nature. It has a reception center is run from a small white houses west of the lighthouse complex, also open by mid-summer of this year.
Images of Green Roofs Gallie Craig Coffee House
The last important feature in the Mull of Galloway is also the newest. Just below the parking, access road passes through the glass spout and grass covered Gallie Craig Coffee House, built here in 2004. The site is spectacular, perched on the cliffs that plunge into the sea below and the views that the result is wondrous.The building designed by a licensed restaurant can accommodate up to 90 people must have been an act of faith, and it's nice to be able to announce that perfectly complements the Gallie Craig's other attractions Mull of Galloway, making it a even more attractive place to visit.
Project Name: Gallie Craig Coffee Shop
Owner: Harvey & Angela Sloan
Location: Drummore, Stranraer, Scotland, UK
Building Type: Commercial
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 4306 sq.ft.
Access: Inaccessible, Private
Submitted by: Alumasc Exterior Building Products Ltd
Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Greenroof System: Alumasc ZinCo
Architect: IB MacFadzean
Images Credit: alumasc