Leading accredited training provider offering nationally recognized certification to clients throughout Scotland and the UK

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Dry Stone Walling/ Dyking Training

Across the UK dry stone walls have stood the test of time, with many walls of the 18th and 19th centuries still standing today. However, fewer and fewer people these days are learning the necessary skills to maintain and rebuild dry stone walls.


For those looking to learn or improve on existing dry stone walling skills, Contour Training offer dry stone walling training either on your site throughout the UK or at ours in Fintry. Our experienced instructors come from professional dry stone walling backgrounds and have decades of experience in the art of dry stone walling.


Course duration will be dependent on experience and learning objectives, course content will include:

  • the advantages of a dry stone wall
  • general safety rules at work, including the use of PPE
  • the principles of dry stone walling
  • the methodology
  • tools of the craft
  • clearing the site
  • stripping the old wall
  • assessing the foundations
  • building the first lift
  • discuss through stones
  • building the second lift
  • placing the copes
  • site clear up



Course Details:

Accrediting body: Contour Training certificate


Duration: Dependent on experience


Numbers: Max 6 per course