Course: Drystone Dyking

TCV Scotland

Bo'ness, Scotland
16th & 17th May 2024

Cost: £140 (includes VAT) plus Eventbrite booking fee

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

This 2 day course will take you through the steps on rebuilding & repairing traditional drystane dykes.

You will learn how to;

  • Strip a dyke to foundation level correctly
  • Rebuild the dyke to the correct height with correct batter and individual courses to the correct height
  • Accurate placement of stones, covers and copes
  • Repair gaps in damaged walls
  • Identify particular stones for particular positions
  • Build a dyke both structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing.

What to bring with you – What to bring with you - Sturdy footwear (preferably steel toe capped), gloves, overalls or working clothes, suitable warm & waterproof outdoor clothing. We will be outdoors each day so please check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.

Location – Kinneil Estate, Bo'ness

Times - The workshop will run from 10am to 4pm each day.

Parking and where to meet - On the A904 Grangemouth Road, turn off into Kinneil Estate at the Kinneil Path bus stop. Drive through the bottom gate under the railway bridge and park in the paddock opposite the wall.

If you have a satellite navigation device, type in the postcode EH51 0PZ to get directions.

Cost - £140 (includes vat) plus Eventbrite fees

More about Kinneil Estate here -

What Previous participants have said.

"Your day is finished before you know it. You enjoy it so much."

"Great way to learn the basic principals of old skills."

"Excellent opportunity to keep a traditional skill alive."

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