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dry stone work from design to construction



Dry stone walling courses.

The view from two contented trainees can be read below.

“This was my first time on a SCF course so I didn’t know what to expect, but I needn’t have worried. We were to repair some gaps in a field boundary wall and after some initial instruction and a few pointers from the trainer, we were soon started. I found the trainer both informative and helpful, guiding and keeping us right as we went along and more than happy to answer any questions people had. everybody was there to learn and willing to help each other out. I came away at the end of the weekend feeling I’d really learnt a lot – especially with the course being so hands on – and I intend to use some of these new skills in the future.”    Hilary de Vries.


“How much can you learn about dry stone walling in two days? A fair amount, it would appear. As we stood back admiring our work, we all agreed that with a little time and the addition of some lichen and moss it would be difficult to tell our work apart from the original wall. Not quite, perhaps, but under the able guidance of Innes Watson we all felt closer to unlocking the secrets of building walls without mortar and certainly ready to tackle any field dyke. We returned to our homes and crofts keen to put our new found skills into practice after a very enjoyable and informative two days.”    Seoras Burnett.