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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 »

New Years Honours – Sean Adcock BEM

The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain is delighted to report that Sean Adcock, DSWA Master Craftsman and former Trustee, has been awarded the Medallist of the British Empire in the 2024 New Year Honours List for services to Dry Stone Walling.   A longstanding DSWA member and intrinsic part of the Wales Branch,… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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