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 12 March 2021:
Because of COVID, we are moving the April course (Helensburgh) to June – to the weekend of 26/27 June. However, to help with flexibility on dates, we are holding an additional course at the same venue on 10/11 July which will be exactly the same course – extending the same wall.   We will have to cap each course at 15 places.
We will send an email very soon asking for your preferred weekend. We may not be able to cater for everyone’s first preference. Please note that these dates may have to be moved again if COVID restrictions are tightened.
View Point seat in Arrochar

Community

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.

Training

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?