Kings Arms, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

Loud the Winds Howl, Loud the Waves Roar. The Roof Used to Leak, Now with Dryseal… No More!

Kings Arms external Dryseal roof

Kings Arms Dryseal roofOverlooking the fabulous Kyle of Lochalsh and the iconic Skye Bridge, the 81-room Kings Arms Hotel dating back to the 1660s is the perfect base from which to explore the legendary Isle of Skye.

In 2017, Steven Gillies of R S Gillies was approached to quote for re-roofing a 250 m² area of this historic hotel. Despite the rest of Scotland suffering from the Siberian weather and 300mm of snow, the  warm Gulf Stream weather enabled Steven and his team to put aside their day-to-day boat building work and complete the re-roofing with the minimum of disruption in February 2018.

Steven said “We are really impressed with how easy the Dryseal system was to install and the high standard of finish we have been able to achieve. It’s great to know that we have helped preserve the fabric of this historic hotel”.

R S Gillies trained to install the Dryseal system back in 2013 , but have been so busy building boats at their yard in Kyleakin that this project represents their first good-sized roof since completing the course. Steven started his business over 20 years ago with initial support from the Prince’s Trust, Prince Charles’ charity to help young people thrive.

Mike Lemmon, Scotland Area Manager for Hambleside Danelaw said “A great finish to this project after a lot of hard work. We have enjoyed working with Steven and his team and look forward to the next job”.