Production details

Douglas Swan & Sons specialise in the production of stone memorials, involving hand cut and sandblast lettering. They can also provide a mobile sandblasting unit. Typical clients are architects, designers, small businesses and traders. They also act as sub contractors to various organisations. No previous knowledge is required of the techniques involved.

Turnaround Time
4-6 Weeks
File Types
.pdf .jpeg .pdf, Gerber, any image files
Minimum Order
£500 - £1000
Production Access
Works With
  • Large business
  • Small companies
  • Professionals
  • General public
  • Bespoke 1-offs
  • Sample production
  • Prototypes


The business was founded in 1864, by Douglas Swan's great grandfather James Swan, who set up in business when the railway arrived in Kirkcudbright. This enabled him to source stone more cheaply and have it transported also at less cost, prior to this most goods arrived in Kirkcudbright by boat.

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