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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

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.