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The season is well and truly started, and as the days move from their longest, we are in high gear - something only seen at this time of the year - wallers in high gear...

 

Our September course is now full, but we have 3 courses next year!

 

See the Training page for course details.

 

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Latest Association documents

 

 

West of Scotland Dry Stone Walling Association

AGM Minutes 2016

Contact us at                                                        to check if there are places available for you on your requested course date. If you have difficulty in opening any of the forms below please eMail to                                                     and the forms and information will be e mailed to you.

Step 1

Step 2

You will receive an acknowledgement of your request, and availability of a place on your requested course date.

 

You will then be required to complete the Course Application form below and send it in with your full course fee of £60 to confirm your place on the course.

Step 3

When your £60 course fee has been received your place will be confirmed on the course.

This is an introduction to the Training Course and how it will be organised - please read this prior to attending the course.

This is an introduction to the Dry Stone Walling terms and techniques that will be taught on the course - it will help you understand the process for building a dry stone wall.

These are the directions to the training site which is on a private estate outside Kilbarchan

Please note -

 

A place on the course is on a first come first served basis and will only be confirmed when the £60 fee has been received. The course fee is non refundable, however it may be transferred to another course date if there is a place available and adequate notice is given.

Please note -

 

In applying for a place on the course you are required to confirm that you have read and understood the Walling Ways of Working Instructions which can be found on the link below

Training Programmes

We run three weekend training courses each year at our Training Sites at Kilbarchan Braes or Cardross, or at our Test Site at Kilsyth. The site offers a range of interesting  and challenging walling features for both the beginner and skilled waller.

 

We have a number of trained qualified instructors who are skilled in the craft. They will oversee the training, answer questions and provide advice throughout. The courses start at 9.00 and finish around 16.00 each day, with suitable breaks throughout  the day.

 

The courses are very "hands on" and practical in nature, the accent is on the minimum of verbal instruction and learning by doing. The physical effort involved is not great, and at any rate help should always be asked from your walling colleagues if the stones are heavy to move.

 

Course Registration and Gift Vouchers

Our training courses are very popular and cost £60 for the two days, places on the course are allocated to a maximum of 20 per course. You must be over the age of 16 to join the course.

 

Gift Vouchers for the courses are available as well for £60 - which make an excellent present idea for a birthday or other occasion, these can be purchased by contacting us at enquires@wsdswa.org.uk

 

To apply for a place please read the Course Information below and complete the application as follows:-

Training Dates 2017

Course Information

Course Application Form Walling Ways of Working Training Introduction Beginners Guide Kilbarchan Directions

These are the final directions to the Cardross build site (which are different to the preliminary verison).  The change was made at 1300 on 20 June 2017. Please download this new version

Cardross Directions

The Training Course Weekend Dates for 2017 are as follows:-

 

    Course 1 - April 1/2 - (Kilbarchan) (Completed)

     

    Course 2 - June 24/25 - (Cardross)  (Completed) 

 

    Course 3 - September 2/3 - (Kilsyth)  (Full)

These are the directions to the test site at Blackmill, Allanfauld Road, Kilsyth, G65 9DE.

Kilsyth Directions PI03