Learn skills that helped build walls across Scotland

Traditional skills are at the heart of a course which is coming to Aberdeenshire next month.

Building and repairing dry stone walls is at the heart of a two-day course will provide hands-on instruction and training in the skills and techniques involved in constructing and repairing the walls, running on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 June, from 9.30am–4.30pm.

The course is aimed at private individuals, estate and farm staff, construction industry professionals, as well as those involved in landscape conservation and enhancement projects LCEP.

It is being presented by the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre, at the Salmon Bothy, Portsoy, near Banff.

There will be a maximum of 12 participants and delegates will receive a certificate acknowledging their successful completion of the course.

The course is being led by Euan Thompson, a highly skilled and experienced dry stone waller and instructor who, in addition to his work with the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre, has carried out numerous highly successful walling projects for a wide range of private and public sector clients.

Those attending will be required to wear stout footwear and outdoor clothing. Boiler suits,hard hats, safety goggles and gloves are provided.

Sandwich lunches, as well as tea/coffee will be provided.

The fee is £175.00 per delegate. The STSTC is a registered charity and no VAT will be charged. Delegate places on the course will be secured by sending a cheque for the course fee of £175 made payable to ‘The Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre’ by post to: Towie Barclay Castle, Auchterless, Turriff, AB53 8EP.

For further information call 01888 511347 or to reserve a place email Soundcraft@towiebarclay.co.uk