Author: Kate

2024 Qualification courses

After much anticipation the DSWA 2024 four-day Qualification courses are now open for booking! Running from March through to October, the courses are all run by a DSWA Master Craftsman Instructor and will take place at our National Training Site, near Kendal. Courses are aimed at those wanting to progress their skills or are looking… Read more »

Fond Farewell

After, twenty years working tirelessly for the Dry Stone Walling Association it has come time for our Office Administrator, Alison Shaw, to move on to pastures new. Alison’s passion and can-do attitude has helped support the Dry Stone Walling Association in its endeavours, helping Branches, members and public alike. We would like to say a… Read more »

Award success for Scottish Dry Stone Wallers

On 14 June, Scottish Sculptor, James Parker, and the team at Drystone Walling Perthshire will receive the prestigious Certificate of Merit from the Dry Stone Walling Association; an award which recognises exceptional projects incorporating dry stone walling in Great Britain, and the first Certificate of Merit to be awarded in Scotland since 2006.   A… Read more »

Apprentice Waller Level 1 success!

We were ecstatic to see 18-year-old David Da Costa pass his Level 1 qualification with flying colours on Friday 31 March at our National Training Site in Crooklands, Cumbria. Now entering his seventh month as apprentice to one of our Master Craftsman Wallers, Philip Dolphin, David is the first of three apprentices the DSWA will… Read more »