New MD for Highlands traditional construction and restoration contractor

New MD for Highlands traditional construction and restoration contractor

Daniel Tweats

Kishorn Heritage, the traditional building, restoration, conservation and engineering contractor that has worked on many of Scotland’s largest estates and most historic castles, has appointed Daniel Tweats MRICS as its managing director.

Mr Tweats succeeds his father, Mike, a renowned stonemasonry specialist who founded the company in the mid-1990s, going on to deliver a diverse portfolio of restoration and build projects as principle contractor on prestige properties across the Highlands and Islands and beyond.

A family-owned business founded in the West Highlands, Kishorn Heritage boasts decades of experience delivering specialist traditional construction and civil engineering projects of exceptional quality. Its client base includes some of Scotland’s great country estates and most prestigious castles and private homes.

New MD for Highlands traditional construction and restoration contractor

Starting his career with the company in 2007, Daniel went on to earn a first class honours degree in Quantity Surveying at Heriot-Watt University, before gaining a wealth of experience on major assignments such as Crossrail and Thames Tideway Tunnel in London and HS2. Having returned to work at Kishorn Heritage in 2020, Daniel now succeeds father, Mike, who will continue as a director and consultant, enabling the company to benefit from his vast experience in the field.

“It’s great to be taking the reins at Kishorn Heritage at what is probably the most exciting time in the company’s history,” said Daniel Tweats. “Never before have the values of sensitive restoration and environmentally responsible construction using sustainable materials and techniques been more relevant.”

Currently, Kishorn Heritage is nearing completion on the latest phase of a high profile, five-year, £30 million restoration and renovation of a well known category A listed Highland castle. The extensive works include the construction of an exquisite castle extension and conservatory based on original Victorian drawings, and a traditional boathouse.

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