Lyndon Scaffolding is proud to have been asked to provide scaffolding solutions for the famous clock tower and flag pole at Edinburgh Castle (where the crown jewels of Scotland are housed).

Working for main contractor Bell group (who were contracted to Carillion), the designed scaffold was erected for the removal of the old flagpole and installation of a new one – just in time for the finale of the world-famous Military Tattoo, part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival celebrations in late August.

The scaffold comprised a 24m high HAKI stair tower for access, with an aluminium beam section built on top of the clock tower

Photo Neil Denham www.neildenham.co.uk
Photo Neil Denham www.neildenham.co.uk

Lyndon Scaffolding is proud to have been asked to provide scaffolding solutions for the famous clock tower and flag pole at Edinburgh Castle (where the crown jewels of Scotland are housed).

Working for main contractor Bell group (who were contracted to Carillion), the designed scaffold was erected for the removal of the old flagpole and installation of a new one – just in time for the finale of the world-famous Military Tattoo, part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival celebrations in late August.

The scaffold comprised a 24m high HAKI stair tower for access, with an aluminium beam section built on top of the clock tower

Photo Neil Denham www.neildenham.co.uk

Wrapped around and inside the clock tower, our scaffolding acted as support for the next section of the tower – a 12m high, 2.5m by 2.5m access tower, erected on top of the beams accessing the whole flag pole.

The scaffold was erected using a team of advanced over a period of three weeks. It was necessary to work heavily restricted hours, for public protection and because the Military Tattoo was ongoing at the same time. To enable the new flag pole to be safely installed, Lyndon scaffolders were on site at all times to assist during the removal and installation process. The old flagpole was cut away in sections and removed and a new GRP flagpole was installed.

Lyndon Scaffolding Contracts Manager, Billy Clements said: “Special attention was needed when scaffolding ties were being installed, due to the fact the castle is an important, historical monument and no drilling into stonework was allowed. We could only drill into the mortar. It’s been an interesting job.”

Photo Neil Denham www.neildenham.co.uk
Photo Neil Denham www.neildenham.co.uk