Drovers Stone
Gleneagles, Scotland, 2005


Having gathered a small collection of Scottish field stones one, with a bit of robust assistance, became a beautiful boulder, a distant, lucky relation to the earlier Cursing Stone. The site on the drovers trail at Gleneagles (the cow route from the highlands to the lowlands) lead to the reading of Rob Roy Highland folklore and the discovery of the good luck chant. The text which consists of a long list of ancient good luck wishes has been inscribed into the stone. The opposite face of the stone pays homage to passing cows of yore and feature cattle effigies from Pictish stone carvings. The Lucky Stone was commissioned by the Gleneagles hotel and is situated on a scenic walking trail in the hotel’s grounds.


In collaboration with:
Typography – Why Not Associates
Implementation – Russell Coleman

Gleneagles Hotel