South West Scotland Branch

                                                                   of the

Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain

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Branch Programme of Events

This programme may be subject to change - please check regularly for the up to date information.


This year, Practice Meets for branch members will be run in conjunction with Training Courses but we still need to know, prior to the date, how many people plan to attend.

Course Application Form Craft Certification Scheme CCS Test Application

Test candidates should read the Craftsman Certification Scheme booklet and understand fully what is required of them during the test.


Please Note - Applications must be sent to DSWA HQ at least 6 weeks prior to the test date.

Branch members are welcome to attend Branch/Committee meetings. If you plan to attend, please let the secretary know at least 7 days beforehand to enable seating and tea/coffee arrangements to be made.



Date                              Event                                       Venue



February 21st             Branch Meeting                      Galloway Arms Hotel, Newton Stewart at 7.30pm



April  22nd & 23rd       Beginners Training                 Loch Arthur, Beeswing




May 16th                      Branch Meeting                       Cancelled due to unforseen circumstances



May  27th & 28th          Gardening Scotland               Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh - volunteers required

                                      Construction days                 for building work.



June 1st - 4th              Gardening Scotland              Royal Highland Centre,Ingliston, Edinburgh - volunteers    

                                     Show Days                              required to man the information tent.                                                                                            


June 24th & 25th          Beginners Training                Cancelled due to unavailability of a suitable venue



August 15th                 Branch Meeting                     2 Elm Grove, Newton Stewart


August                         Craftsmanship Certification    

                                     Test Day



Sept  9th & 10th           Beginners Training                 Rainton Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet



October 8th                 SLG Meeting                             Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar at 11.00am



November 21st          AGM & Branch meeting          Galloway Arms Hotel, Newton Stewart at 7.00pm