Traditional skills to be learned at Fyvie

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A two day course has been announced to take place at the National Trust for Scotland’s Fyvie Castle later this month.

From Thursday, May 17, to Friday, May 18, the course, provided by the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre, will provide hands-on instruction and training skills in the skills and techniques involved in constructing and repairing dry stone walls.

Aimed at private individuals, estate and farm staff, construction industry professionals and those involved in landscape conservation and enhancement projects, the two day course will be limited to 12 participants.

Of those to complete the course, a certificate acknowledging their successful completion of the course will be awarded.

The course will be led by George Gunn, an award winning DWSA Master Craftsman who has been a professional member of the Drystone Walling Association since 1983.

Mr Gunn is also a fully qualified DSWA/ LANTRA Advanced Instructor.

The course itself will run from 9:30am ‘till 4:30pm on both Thursday and Friday.

Those attending the course should dress for outdoor work, wearing stout footwear and appropriate clothes. Boiler suits, hard hats, safety goggles and gloves will be provided to participants.

Sandwiches for lunch, as well as tea and coffee, will be provided.

The course fee is £175 per delegate.

For further information on the two day course, or to reserve a place on it, contact the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre on telephone number 01888 511 347 or visit www.traditionalskills.com.

Alternatively, you can email soundcraft@towiebarclay.co.uk.