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 19 June 2021:
The first course at Helensburgh (26/27 June) is on!     
We had to move the original April course to 26/27 June and to help with flexibility on dates, we are holding a second course at Helensburgh. Unfortunately, we have to move the new Helensburgh course to 17/18 July (which is a week later than originally planned).
We will be sending out emails to people reserved and confirmed on these courses. If we have spaces, we will be contacting those on the waitlist as well.  Even though we are getting closer to the dates 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?