At the Incorporation of Goldsmiths, we believe that Scotland is home to the best designers and makers in the world.
Through our work to promote the importance of ethically sourced precious metals, we also know that Scottish makers are passionate about ensuring that the materials they work with have been ethically produced.
This is just one of the reasons it’s so exciting that gold is now being commercially mined in Scotland. The gold mined at the Cononish Gold Mine is ethically mined and processed, and great care has been taken to ensure that the local environment remains undamaged.
Director of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths, Mary Michel, had the opportunity to accompany Assay Master and Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Assay Office, Scott Walter, on a routine visit to the Cononish Mine to learn about the process that Scottish gold goes through from discovery through to refinement.
After a stunning drive through the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Mary and Scott arrived the Cononish site, near Tyndrum. They were pleased to see that although the mine is visible, it didn’t mar the landscape of the National Park.