Dry stone dyke course


A two-day course will provide hands-on instruction and training in the skills and techniques involved in constructing and repairing dry stone walls at Fyvie Castle on May 17 and 18.

The course - at the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre at Fyvie Castle - is aimed at private individuals, estate and farm staff, construction industry professionals, as well as those involved in landscape conservation and enhancement projects.

Delegates will receive a certificate acknowledging their successful completion of the course, which runs from 9.30 to 4.30pm each day.

The course is led by George Gunn, an award winning DSWA Master Craftsman, who has been a professional member of the Drystone Walling Association since 1983 and is a fully qualified DSWA / LANTRA Advanced Instructor.

Those attending will be required to wear stout footwear and outdoor clothing. Boilersuits, hard hats, safety goggles and gloves are provided.

For further information and course fees, telephone: 01888 511 347;to reserve a place Email: soundcraft@towiebarclay.co.uk