Dry stone wall repair course gets the royal seal of approval

A SPECIAL two-day course on building and repairing dry stone walls will be held at The Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre at Fyvie Castle next week.

The course runs on Thursday and Friday, July 12 and 13, and provides hands-on instruction and training in the skills and techniques involved in constructing and repairing dry stone walls.

The course is aimed at private individuals, estate and farm staff, construction industry professionals, as well as those involved in landscape conservation and enhancement projects.

The course is open to a maximum of 12 participants, and everyone will receive a certificate acknowledging their successful completion of the course.

The course runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm each day and sandwich lunches, as well as teas/coffees will be provided.

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

The course fee is £175 per delegate inclusive (no VAT will be charged). Delegates places on the course will be secured by sending a cheque for the course fee of £175 made payable to ‘The Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre’, posted to Towie Barclay Castle, Auchterless, Turriff, AB53 8EP.

For further information telephone: 01888 511 347 to reserve a place or email: soundcraft@towiebarclay.co.uk