Dry stone walling course at Fyvie

Drystone walling
Drystone walling

The techniques in the craft of dry stone walling will be explained at a course at Fyvie Castle later this month.

There are places left for the session which will be held over two days at the National Trust for Scotland property on Thursday, July 23, and the following day.

The course, Building and Repairing Dry Stone Walls, is being hosted by the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre, which is based at the castle.

It will run from 9.30am until 4.30pm on both days and will be led by Euan Thompson, an instructor who is highly-skilled and experienced in dry stone walling. The course will cover basic skills and provide hands-on training.

The traditional skills centre, which is a registered charity, was established in 2006.

It operates its own fully equipped, pre-fabricated classroom/training facility, adjoining the walled garden and listed steading buildings at Fyvie Castle

The surrounding gardens, landscape and woodlands provide an ideal environment for training in land-based countryside skills.

The centre was established to maintain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the conservation, regeneration and maintenance requirements of traditional buildings and landscape heritage.