26 May 2014

A day It’s Good 2 Give will always remember… Why?

Because it is the day we got our planning consent for the Ripple Retreat! 

Before you go any further let me show you a video taken by Tony Kettle, our architect and friend, who used a drone recently and got very lucky with the weather. The result is this stunning film footage of the new Retreat as it really begins to take shape! Thanks Tony – we love it and believe so will everyone who watches it.

Since the day we got planning it has been all go, and we did the first ‘dig’, signifying the start of building, in October 2015.

Enjoy this wee gallery of photos since building started, and pop back from time to time to watch the progress!

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

January/February 2016

the Ripple Retreat

the Ripple Retreat






Read the article on The Kettle Collective website to learn more about their involvement in the Ripple Retreat.


Our wonderful supporters



Tony Kettle – our wonderful architect

John Dennis – our wonderful contractors

Applecross Creation – incredible support, advice and introductions

Macdonald Estates – incredible support, advice and introductions

HASL – Suppliers of heating and ventilation products

James Morrow Home Entertainment Systems  design and supply of all sound and vision

Kitchens International are very generously designing and donating the kitchen and utility room

Ware With All – equally generous – donating all five bathrooms!

Collinsons tiles, Edinburgh supplying the (very stunning) tiles

Rankin Fraser – donated initial design of  the garden to secure the planning consent

Semple Begg donating a detailed plan and planting regime for the site

Edinburgh Flooring Carpet Warehouse donating the flooring

Walker Homes have taken us on as Charity of the Year for the next three years and will be donating £100 per house sold in Scotland

Cundall – design for Mechanical and Electrical works

Harley Haddow – design for structural engineering works

Tom Greig – contract administration and client quantity surveyor

Rehau – providing underfloor heating and ground source heating