Garden firm’s Wheel of fortune

Gary Paterson of Paterson Garden Building Ltd
Gary Paterson of Paterson Garden Building Ltd

Paterson Garden Buildings Ltd gets plenty of orders for beach huts of every conceivable kind – and they don’t all end up on beaches.

The South Alloa-based firm has expanded over the years to become a regional specialist in its field, and this year it landed a contract to carry out various work at the Falkirk Wheel, including several timber buildings, a large deck and fencing.

Owner Gary Paterson said: “The work carried out was all to architect specification and was a major project for us this summer. It has been rewarding seeing it all coming together.”

The firm’s huts have also graced various Scottish canals, and before the works at the Falkirk Wheel, the firm was asked to build planters for The Royal Edinburgh Hospital, again to architect specification.

The firm’s remit is nothing if not varied, as it also manufactures dog kennels for Police Scotland, and Gary and his colleagues – all employees local to the firm’s base – travel around the country to build and deliver them for their dog handlers.