Welcome to the West of Scotland Dry Stone Walling Association

Our aim is to promote the craft of Dry Stone Walling through Training Programmes and Walling Projects within the Community
Update, 20 July 2020:
We have unfortunately had to take the decision to suspend the final course of 2020 for safety reasons.
However, we have allocated the course dates for 2021 and we are taking reservations.  If you are reserved or confirmed on a 2020 course and wish to transfer please contact us and we’d be happy to transfer you.   Stay safe!
Update, 7 July 2020:
We are still taking reservations for Courses, although we are not asking for payment until the programme restarts.  Stay safe!
Update, 29 June 2020:
As the official guidance has not changed, we are continuing to suspend our walling events, including the upcoming  July course, until further notice.  If your course is affected, please see the FAQ on the course/training page for information.
News, 16 March 2020:
Due to these unprecedented times, the WSDSWA has decided to suspend all walling events, including the upcoming April course, until further notice.
We are sure no one will be surprised by this and we hope all of you and your families stay safe and well over the coming months.
View Point seat in Arrochar


We are a registered Scottish Charity, and our aim is to promote the craft of Drystone walling in our community. We do this by developing partnerships with community organisations. We design and build dry stone features which will enhance the community environment, and provide a showcase for dry stone walling.

Project proposals and ideas are welcomed which fit with these aims, and can be put forward to the committee at any time.


If you want to learn dry stone walling then visit our training page. We run a regular programme of training courses during the year for beginners. The courses are very popular and make an excellent gift idea.

Our trainees are from a wide range of ages and background. Our experienced team of instructors will take you through our beginners training courses.

For our more experienced wallers, we have interesting and challenging projects throughout the year.

Why learn the craft of Dry Stone Walling?

You may have your own project in mind at home, or you may want to know more about the dykes and walls you see as you drive through the countryside. You may be a farmer who wants to make sure of a proper job when you hire a contractor to rebuild a dyke or two. You may like puzzles, or perhaps you simply know someone who would like to go on a course?