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Course code: LM2

Building and Repairing Dry Stone Walls - Advanced Level

under Landscape Management – Design, Maintenance And Repair under Boundary Management

Duration: 2 daysLocation: Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire
Date: To be confirmed. Please click reserve a place and we will be in touch.Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

About the Course

Aimed at private individuals, professionals and those involved in landscape conservation and enhancement projects, this 2-day course builds on the foundation course and assumes delegates already have a basic knowledge of walling.  This course covers all theory and practical aspects of building dry stone walls, with an emphasis on building to professional standards. Delegates will learn to build wall ends using locally quarried Whin stone. The course includes:

  • Safety briefing
  • Tools used in dry stone walling
  • Material selection and wall construction theory
  • The internal framework of dry stone walls
  • Site preparation
  • Basic techniques for dry stone wall construction
  • Restoring and repairing dry stone walls
  • Building cheek ends, lunkeys, bee-boles, stiles, 
  • Building on a slope.

Given the practical nature of the course those attending are required to wear stout footwear and outdoor clothing. Boiler suits, hard hats, safety goggles and gloves are provided. 

Lecturer: George Gunn

An award-winning DSWA Master Craftsman, who has been a professional member of the Dry Stone Walling Association since 1983, George is a fully qualified DSWA/LANTRA Advanced instructor.

Benefits for your organisation

There is a growing demand for the repair and preservation of dry stone walls. Meeting this demand offers the opportunity to extend the service offer of companies engaged in the construction sector. 

Benefits for you as an individual

Practical hands on experience for those wishing to build or enhance their existing skills and capability in conservation, repair and maintenance projects. Instruction is provided by Master Craftsmen and experienced instructors who are members of the Dry Stone Walling Association. 

Who this course is most suited to

Aimed at Private Individuals, Estate and Farm Staff, Construction Industry Professionals and Restoration Specialists, and those involved in landscape conservation, regeneration and enhancement projects.


Advanced training and practical application.


Tuition, course materials, lunch and light refreshments

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