South West Scotland Branch

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Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain

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By John Riddick, Mar 14 2015 11:54PM

The first training course of this year will be at Loch Arthur Community, Beeswing, Dumfries on 25th & 26th April.

Get you application in early as places are limited.

By John Riddick, Dec 18 2014 09:08PM

Website back in working order with only the calendar to be updated.

By John Riddick, Dec 15 2014 10:58PM

The branch website is currently undergoing a restructure and we apologise for any inconvenience. Hopefully this will not take too long but if you have any urgent queries please use the form on the Contact page or the email links on the Committee page.

Thank you

By John Riddick, Oct 10 2014 09:20PM

Would any member planning to attend the branch AGM at the Galloway Arms Hotel, Newton Stewart, please contact the branch secretary so that we know the numbers for the hotel. The meeting will start at 7.30pm.

By John Riddick, May 12 2014 11:21PM

On 24/25th May there will be a joint Scottish Branches event for the construction of a dry stone structure at Ingliston, Edinburgh as part of a display garden for Garden Scotland. Any branch member wishing to participate in the construction phase, please contact the branch secretary as soon as possible.

By me2u, Aug 10 2013 02:07PM

We held another successful training course at Craigsheils, Forest of Ae in Dumfries on the 6th & 7th of July this year. Nine trainees braved the weekend with six branch members turning out to brush up on their skills. Photos can be seen in the gallery. It was a great weekend both weather and workwise with all the trainees thoroughly enjoying themselves. We started on the usual stretch of wall on day one and on the second day we gave the trainees the chance to prove they had learned something by having them tackle a very run down section of the wall. Stone was a little low on the ground so volunteers went forging into the river to retrieve some as well as redistributing from the bings lying (neatly piled) around. A hearty lunch was once again provided with water being provided by our resident Master, Jim Scott, which ensured that everyone had enough energy to complete the tasks involved. The chairman was brushing up on his cheekend skills in anticipation of taking his intermediate exam. One of our more recent members, Mr Sean Kane, was quite impressed by the logistical steps taken to ensure that everyone was fed and watered. We recruited three new members from the weekend as well.