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141-year-old family firm relocates to new premises

Family run business Robertson Granite is a major retailer of granite memorials in the UK.

In 2015, the directors decided it was time to relocate from the site in Merkland Road East, Aberdeen. They aimed to update the firm’s machinery and allow the entire factory to operate from under a single roof.

Robertson Granite has now moved into a £5.8m purpose built factory, head office and sales facility at Silvertrees Drive, Westhill, Aberdeen. The state of the art premises has been equipped with the most modern machinery available.

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Stewart Gibson, the company’s retail director, said: “We are very proud of our new facility which will enable us to improve efficiency, reduce costs and streamline our operations so that we can continue to provide a high quality product, a reliable service and an exceptionally good lead time, for decades to come”.

Stewart went on to say: “The move also gave us the opportunity to develop our brand to reflect our traditional craft, growth and ambitions for all three areas of our business – Robertson Granite (manufacturing and trade sales), Robertson Memorials (memorial retail sales) and Robertson Fireplaces (fireplace, stove and worktop shops at Montrose, Inverurie and Mid Stocket Road, Aberdeen).

Robertson Granite is determined to hold onto its traditional values and continues to employ and train skilled craftsmen to mason, polish, carve and letter memorials using a combination of modern machinery and traditional hand methods in what remains a very labour intensive manufacturing process.

The company specialises in the manufacture of unique and individually styled memorials and their new showroom provides an eclectic display of memorials and materials.

The wholesale office and showroom is open from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively, call 01224 652000, email or visit   

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