First REPS forum to be held in Scotland on 19th and 20th September

REPS partners and members of the scientific committee will gather in Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland on 19th and 20th September where they will hold their first REPS public forum.  The theme of the forum, which will be held on the 19th will be Strategies for Sustainable Tourism and Rural Development. On the 20th there will be a field trip to see examples of dry stone heritage and other features on the proposed local heritage route.

Dry stone wall Week in Protected Forest Marjan

On the occasion of Earth Day and The European Year of Skills as well as the celebration of the European Drywall Week organized by REPS, on the territory of Marjan Forest Park in the town of Split/Croatia, around 40 students participated in dry stone wall workshop.

Croatian dry stone wall database

NGO 4Grada-Dragodid is proud to present the database of Croatian dry stone wall heritage, geoportal in its new skin. From now on, it's on the Arches interface, specialized in cultural heritage mapping.Our inventarization database contains over 3,300 entries of drywall objects, people, communities and activities. The number and quality of entries will grow with help of scientist, dry stone professionals by sending and entering information about drywall and/or their builders, keeping this database alive and disseminating valuable information to all interested in dry stone cultural heritage. 

Operation Dry Stone

As part of the implementation of its management plan, the Syndicat Mixte (Joint Association) of the Grand Site de France(Big French Site): Conca d'Oru, Vignoble de Patrimonio (heritage vineyard) - Golfe de Saint-Florent developed a built agricultural heritage project called "Operation Dry Stone". 

Plans to enlarge Mallorca’s Dry Stone Route

The Council of Mallorca parliament has approved a modification of the Ruta de Pedra en Sec project, in the backbone of the Serra de Tramuntana.

The objective is to make this mountain area more accessible to the public, in addition to responding to the requests of several town villages to connect them with the Dry Stone Route, and to improve the quality of the route to increase hiker’s safety and its landscape and heritage interest.

Illustration Workshop - Life in Dry Stone Walls

The Sóller Botanical Garden Foundation is organising a workshop on the "Observation and drawing of life in dry stone walls: the flora and fauna of dry stone".

This workshop will take place on November 26 morning in Sóller, led by Miss Aina Bonner, local illustrator and scientific disseminator, who will introduce participants to the world of observation and drawing while discovering the flora and fauna of the dry stone retaining walls of Serra de Tramuntana mountain range.

A new hiking refuge for the Dry Stone Route

Ruta de Pedra en Sec (Dry Stone Route) in Mallorca

Consell de Mallorca has inaugurated the Galatzó refuge with the assistance of several local authorities. This refuge is located in the Galatzó public estate, in the southern part of the Serra de Tramuntana, on the itinerary between Es Capdellà and Estellencs town villages.

Initiation Course to Dry Stone Walling

The Department of Sustainability and the Environment of Consell de Mallorca is organising from November 4 to 26, a new session of the Initiation Course to Dry Stone Walling.
As always, the objective is to bring the dry stone technique closer to the local people, through basic training in which 12 people learn to restore a retaining wall, from an experienced dry stone waller from the Consell de Mallorca.

Craftsman Certification Scheme  (UK)

A Series of UK recognised qualifications in dry stone walling 

The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain Craftsman Certification Scheme, run in conjunction with Lantra Awards, offers a series of nationally recognised qualifications in dry stone walling at Levels 1 (Initial), 2 (Intermediate) and 3 (Advanced).  Full details of the scheme are available in the Craftsman Certification Scheme booklet available on the DSWA website: