South West Scotland Branch

                                                                   of the

Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain

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By John Riddick, Apr 26 2017 07:46PM

The first course of the year was held at Loch Arthur Community, Beeswing on 22nd & 23rd April.


Six trainees attended the course and were under the instruction of Jim Scott a master craftsman. According to the follow-up reports, everyone enjoyed the weekend and no doubt the excellent weather conditions helped.


Sadly, we were without our secretary and caterer due to ill health and we would like to thank Sandra Dunn, for coping on her own. We also have to thank Sandra's daughter for providing the transport for Sandra or there would have been no lunches or teas on offer.


By John Riddick, Aug 23 2016 09:14PM

The Branch AGM will be held in the Galloway Arms Hotel, Newton Stewart on Tuesday 15th November at 7.30pm.

The AGM will be followed by a committee meeting at 8.30pm.

By John Riddick, May 1 2016 07:01PM

The 2nd beginners training course of the year is to be held at Meikleholm Farm, Lockerbie on 16th and 17th of July 2016.


Application forms and location information can be accessed from the calendar section of this website. Please get applications in as soon as possible as there is a limit to the number of places available.

By John Riddick, Jun 20 2015 08:10PM

Our next beginners training course will be held on 18th & 19th July at Loans near Troon, Ayrshire. If you wish to enrol, please get your application in as soon as possible.



Application forms can be downloaded using the link on the Calendar page.

By John Riddick, Apr 29 2015 07:16PM

Unfortunately, the beginners training course due to be held at Beeswing on 25th/26th April had to be cancelled due to illness of the instructor. This event has now been rescheduled for 30th & 31st May at the same location - Loch Arthur Community, Beeswing, Dumfries.

By John Riddick, Apr 24 2015 07:18PM

Some news concerning GS 2015. We will be building a ‘Natural Time Garden’ this year consisting of a curved red sand stone wall, a sundial feature and a laminar flow of water to act as the gnomon. The garden will be planted out by Caulders and the whole should make a colourful display.


The build weekend is 23/24 May and we hope as many of you can come along and meet up again for a bit of communal walling as in past years. Kick off for the build will be from 09.00 o’clock to 09.30 to allow for travel. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for any further information. regards norman


Any member wishing to help out, please contact Norman Muir at n.muir@btinternet.com

By John Riddick, Apr 16 2015 07:48PM

Branch members will now have received their copy of the spring issue of the Association's magazine and will have noticed that it was sponsored by this branch of the DSWA.

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