Author: Alison Shaw

Job Vacancy

Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA) Office Administrator Would you like to be part of a small, dynamic office team, working in the heritage sector? Do you enjoy a challenge where no two days are the same? The DSWA is seeking to recruit an experienced administrator to run its head office Further details are here and… Read more »

Latest Master Craftsman

We are very pleased to extend our congratulations to James Kidd on becoming the latest Master Craftsman. James has been working his way up through the qualifications and was successful in achieving the highest level of certificate earlier this year.

Training & Education Co-ordinator

An exciting opportunity to work for the Dry Stone Walling Association as its Training & Education Co-ordinator is being advertised. Click here for further information

Potential Harmful/Scam email

We have been notified of a potential scam email that members may receive, pertaining to be from the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain Team, with a heading of “Important Message, Member Update” which asks recipients to click a Dropbox link of they no longer wish to be a member.  Please do not do… Read more »

Rural Skills Hub announced

DSWA is delighted to have been awarded funding from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund and, working in partnership with the National Hedgelaying Society, plans to set up a new initiative to highlight the importance of traditional boundaries.  As part of the project a full-time Rural Skills Hub Coordinator post will also be created.  Read… Read more »

The Wall – a day in the life of a Dry Stone Waller

The following link is to a short film made by Roland Arnison of Mallimak Media for an online TV Channel, Woodlands TV, featuring dry stone walling and one of the bursary trainees, Bo Bark, who joined the DSWA’s bursary training programme in 2018.

New Master Craftsman

Congratulations to Simon Morphet from High Bentham in Yorkshire who has become one of the youngest people to successfully achieve the Dry Stone Walling Association’s Master Craftsman qualification. Simon, who has been walling from a young age, has been working his way through the different levels of qualification to this final goal of becoming a Master… Read more »

New DSWA Merchandise

We have some new DSWA items now available.  If you are out for your daily exercise, you might want to take a small drink with you so our small 400ml aluminium water bottle with handy clip would be ideal.  Even though the days are stretching there can still be a nip in the air, which… Read more »

DSWA Coronavirus Advice

Given the current situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus, the DSWA Trustee Board, following Government advice, is proposing that all DSWA activities are suspended until the end of June, with immediate effect. Not a decision that has been taken lightly but trust you will understand the reasons. Full details are on the news article… Read more »

Wallathon at Reeth October 2019

Calling all wallers!   DSWA is hosting a Wallathon in Reeth, North Yorkshire over the weekend of 19th and 20th of October. Thousands of metres of dry stone walls have been destroyed following recent flooding and the farmers and landowers face the almost impossible task of repairing the damage.  We need wallers, helpers and anyone who… Read more »