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 13th              Branch Meeting                      2 Elm Grove, Newton Stewart, DG8 6JT at 7.30pm



April  21st/22nd           Beginners Training                 Loch Arthur, Beeswing




May 15th                      Branch Meeting                       2 Elm Grove, Newton Stewart




June 1st - 3rd              Gardening Scotland              Royal Highland Centre,Ingliston, Edinburgh - volunteers    

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



June 23rd/24th            Beginners Training                Girvan, South Ayrshire




August 13th                 Branch Meeting                     2 Elm Grove, Newton Stewart


August                         Craftsmanship Certification    

                                     Test Day



August 25th &26th         DSWA Members Weekend   Cally Palace Hotel, Gatehouse of Fleet



Sept  8th & 9th            Beginners Training                 Rainton Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet



September 29th           Open Dyking Competition      Drummuckloch Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet


October 7th                 SLG Meeting                             Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar at 11.00am



November 20th           AGM & Branch meeting          Galloway Arms Hotel, Newton Stewart at 7.00pm