Craftsman Certification Scheme  (UK)

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...

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European Drystone Network partners meet in Brussels

European Drystone Network partners meet in Brussels

Partners met at the Balearic Islands office in Brussels for a face to face meeting for the first time since before Covid  This was a welcome opportunity for Board members to get together and plan for the future.  Some small changes to the articles of the Association...

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Knockbrex Hill Viewpoint

Knockbrex Hill Viewpoint

The Fleet Valley volunteers have also been busy maintaining the footpath to the Knockbrexhill viewpoint withits attractive dry stone structure.

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Knocktinkle Viewpoint

Knocktinkle Viewpoint

Knocktinkle viewpoint provides a panoramic view of the countryside near Gatehouse of Fleet.  In November 2020 the Gatehouse Development Initiative arranged for the repair of the drystone wall surrounding the view point.

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Carstramon Wood

Carstramon Wood

In February 2020 the Fleet Valley volunteers began work to clear vegetation from the boundary walls at the historic Carstramon Wood but due to Covid 19  it was not possible to organise training days on wall restoration.  However, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has been...

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Drystone Training

Drystone Training

A short film of a drystone training week in 2019 for Forestry and Land Scotland apprentices which was organised by Gatehouse Development Initiative as part of an Erasmus+ Project.  The apprentices dismantled and reconstructed a dmaged section of wall, learning a range...

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