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 19th              Branch Meeting                      Crown Hotel, Newton Stewart at 7.30pm



April  27th/28th           Beginners Training                 Loch Arthur, Beeswing




May 14th                      Branch Meeting                       Crown Hotel, Newton Stewart at 7.30pm




June                             Gardening Scotland              Royal Highland Centre,Ingliston, Edinburgh - volunteers    

                                     Show Days                              required for build and to man the information tent.                                                                                            



June 22nd/23rd            Beginners Training                Girvan, South Ayrshire




August 12th                 Branch Meeting                     Crown Hotel, Newton Stewart at 7.30pm



August                         Craftsmanship Certification    

                                     Test Day




Sept  7th & 8th            Beginners Training                 Rainton Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet



Sept 21st & 22nd          Joint Branch Event               Threave Estate, Castle Douglas


October 13th                 SLG Meeting                             Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar at 11.00am



November 19th           AGM & Branch meeting          The Crown Hotel, Newton Stewart at 7.30pm