natural slate roofing

CUPA PIZARRAS natural slate demonstrates its versatility in Musselburgh Racecourse


CUPA natural slate

CUPA PIZARRAS natural slate is the ideal choice for Musselburgh Racecourse, where since 1816, year-round programmes for both flat and national hunt meetings have taken place. 

Our CUPA Heavy 3 demonstrates its versatility through use on the refurbished Grandstand as well as the new facilities.

CUPA natural slateCUPA 3 is a blue-black slate with a riven surface, which contains non-rusting metallic particles giving it a distinctive natural colour, texture and grain.

The Heavy variant is split to a thickness of 8-10mm and is exceptionally durable and virtually maintenance free.

CUPA Heavy 3 is ideal for the scottish and irish markets to its close similarity to the traditional highland slate from Ballachulish that is no longer produced.


CUPA natural slateSituated close to the River Esk and some six miles east of central Edinburgh, Musselburgh Racecourse is a thriving business and one of Edinburgh and Lothian’s top leisure and sporting venues.

A key feature of this project was to be able to provide a roofing slate that was not only in keeping with the surrounding traditional builds, but was also a close match to indigenous Scottish slate (which has not been manufactured for some 50 years).