Author: Kate

Applications for DSWA Apprenticeships go live

The DSWA are offering two candidates the chance to become a dry stone walling apprentice. Kindly funded by The Ernest Cook Trust, these 12 month long apprenticeships will see the successful candidates placed with a DSWA Master Craftsman. The candidates will learn the skills required to pursue a career in dry stone walling through a… Read more »

Aberdeenshire dry stone waller achieves elite Master Craftsman status

Aberdeenshire dry stone waller achieves elite Master Craftsman status   Stephen Denham, a professional dry stone waller based in Aberdeenshire, has joined the elite ranks of Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA) Master Craftsman.   The Master Craftsman Qualification is a notoriously difficult accolade to gain with candidates required to build four different elements with one… Read more »

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 »