Commissioned by private clients to commemorate their wedding anniversary, the gate depicts the Scottish thistle and the English rose intertwining through the gate. The thistle & the rose represent the clients, one Scottish & the other English and the intertwining of their love, friendship, loyalty & respect for each other over the years.
The gate, the thistle and rose elements and the leaves are all hot forged from mild steel. On completion the gate and overthrow were hot dip galvanized. The paint finish was carried out at by Ratho Byres Forge, the galvanized metalwork was acid etched, spray painted with primer and two top coats of Ratho Grey.
Images © Shona Johnson