The derelict remains of the crane were uncovered and removed from the quarry at Cambus O’May, near Ballater, in 2013. Since then the crane, which would have been working in the quarry in the late 19th century, has been lovingly restored by volunteers from the Ballater Local History Group.

The restored crane needed new timber which James Jones supplied in Scottish larch of 6" square section up to 8m long, and two 5m pieces of 10"x 3", all of which was which was sawn and prepared at our Kirriemuir sawmill.

Everyone's hard work came to fruition on September 28th when His Royal Highness officially 'opened' the attraction to visitors. James Jones and Sons' Joint Managing Director, Ian Pirie, was amongst the invited attendees at the ceremony in Ballater.

You can read more about the restoration project here

HRH The Duke of Rothesay unveils a restored Derrick Crane