Queensberry House

Queensberry House is situated in Canongate, Edinburgh. It is now incorporated into the new Scottish Parliament complex. Whilst the Scottish Parliament is one of the best examples of contemporary 21st century stone architecture, Queensberry House harks back to a...

James Court

One cannot fail to appreciate the beautiful stone buildings that make up James Court in Edinburgh. One of the most iconic locations in the city, it is one that has connections with some of the most important people ever to have lived and worked in the Scottish...

No 36 St Andrew Square

No 36 St Andrew Square is located in the New Town area of Edinburgh and is often cited as one of the best ever examples of city planning. Together with Edinburgh’s Old Town, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The area was built between the mid...

Old College

Old College is located on the site of the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland. At present this building is home to the School of Law as well as the Talbot Rice Gallery and is widely recognised as being one of the most beautiful buildings in the the city of Edinburgh....

The Royal Scottish Academy

The Royal Scottish Academy, known by the acronym RSA, is an organisation based in Scotland that aims to advance Scottish contemporary art.The Academy was first founded back in 1826 and then went on to be adorned with a Royal Charter 12 years later in 1838. A Royal...

Scott Monument

Princes Street Gardens, located in Princes Street Edinburgh are home to the Scott Monument. This is a monument that is dedicated to the author Sir Walter Scott. This monument is Victorian gothic in design and stands a stone’s throw from Edinburgh’s Waverley Railway...

St Mary’s

St Mary's was the first major cathedral to be built from new since the Reformation in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, and English Gothic revival architect who designed and renovated hundreds of buildings over his lifetime,...


Holyrood is the the Scottish Parliament building that sits within the UNESCO World Heritage site in central Edinburgh. The construction of the building began in 1998 and was completed in 2004 and it is quite simply the most important public building constructed in...

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is undoubtedly the most striking building in the city of Edinburgh, dominating the skyline. This stone built castle sits on the top of Castle Rock, a volcanic plug that is thought to have formed over 350 million years ago during the Carboniferous...

Why Choose Us:

  • We have over 30 years hands-on experience as stonemasons
  • We have a full range of expert stonemasonry and sandstone restoration skills
  • We only use lime mortar for re-pointing, sandstone repairs and building work
  • We choose our team based on the quality of their work and quality of their character
  • Flexible Quoting: we come at a time that suits you, even on the same day if required

Stone Repairs

Do your stones’ need repairing due to weathering and old age? If so, we can bring them back to new again. As James Allan Stonemasons (Edinburgh), we can offer you two effective methods for repairing your stones, which are part Indenting and lithomex.

Lime Pointing

Properly executed Lime Repointing of masonry using lime mortars is critical to the long term health of stone structures. It is strongly advised that repointing is carried out using proper lime mortars & correct technique and preparation.

Church Stone Repairs

Repairs to churches call on every type of stonemasonry skill imaginable, including stone replacement, stone restoration, stone carving and lime pointing. We are able to carry out the stonemasonry restoration of our city’s churches.

Wall Repairs

Repairing a wall takes great expertise, and as one of Edinburgh’s longest standing stonemasons, we have the know how to repair or rebuild your wall the correct way. We only use lime mortars in our building, pointing and restoration work.

Chimney Repairs

On average, we have been repairing 10 chimneys in Edinburgh per year over the last 30 years. This means we will carry out your chimney repairs with attention to detail and a high level of mastery.