riven Caithness flagstone
by Hyde Owens
Riven Caithness flagstone is one of Scotland’s most valuable natural resources. Its unique property is that it has been laid down in distinct layers. These beds occur in different thicknesses and can be opened up with simple tools to reveal naturally textured surfaces that vary one from the next, some rippled, some dimpled, some embossed, generally flat, though, and smooth to touch.