Introduction to Drystane Dyking

What is special about this course?

This course is targeted at those working (or wishing to work) in farm, Estate or general building maintenance and/or horticulture, who wish to extend their skills to include the building and repair of dry stone walls.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. You will need to bring safety boots and gloves.

• Health and safety considerations • Principles, techniques and tools • Selection of stone • Foundations, batter boards and lines • Repairs and gapping • Corners and wall ends

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

The course will take place mostly out of doors, on a site chosen to allow practice in both building and repair skills.

How long will my course last?

This course can be scheduled in any of our college centres. Please call for information and to register your interest.


Where can I study my course?

  • Auchtertyre
  • Broadford
  • Fort William
  • Gairloch
  • Kilchoan
  • Kinlochleven
  • Mallaig
  • Portree
  • Strontian
  • Ullapool

Start date

Please call for information and to register your interest.

How much will my course cost?

This course costs £150. This will include a comprehensive set of course notes.

What funding can I apply for?

If you already have a Skills Development Scotland Individual Learning Account (ILA) then you can enrol on a course until 30 June 2017 as long as the course commences no later than 30 September 2017.

From October 2017, the scheme is being refreshed. For more information on how to apply for a new Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland, go to:

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course will boost your CV if you are seeking employment in the land-based sector.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Introduction to Drystane Dyking

To apply for this course, please contact your

local college centre.

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