Our pavers are available in a range of finishes, including: smooth, yorkstone, riven, cobbles, old brick and antislip. These finishes can be treated to expose the glass aggregate or left unexposed, to naturally weather/wear.
We took inspiration for our paver colours from Shetland’s place names, which date back to Viking times and the Old Norse language. Many Shetland place names relate to the colours of our diverse geology and flora, which are used as ways of identifying both land and coastal features.
Quida is from the Old Norse hvíta (white) giving its name to areas of light grey rocks or cotton grass.
Swarta comes from the Old Norse svartr (black or dark) and is common in many place names.
Roe place names, from the Old Norse rauð (red), are given to areas of red granite rocks and sand.
Rudda comes from the Old Norse rauði (bog iron ore) and is given to areas where this occurs.
Kleber is the Shetland word for steatite, from Old Norse klébergi (loomweight stone) one of the original uses of steatite.
Gruna comes from the Old Norse grœna (green) and is often associated with fertile headlands and isles.
Linga is Shetland’s most common island name, and comes from the Old Norse ling- øy (heather isle).