Our stall at the Rait games in 2016 was a great success with members of the public showing considerable interest in our work, so we were happy to return this year and asked Steve Donne if he could come along again with his miniature walls. These gave people the opportunity to try their skills at dry stone walling, but without the heavy lifting!
Presentation of Long Service Award
Fourteen members attended this event at Huntingtower Hotel to meet Ian Dewar again and honour his energy, breadth of vision and long commitment to dry stone walling. True, he set Central Scotland Branch on an active path. His remit was much wider, however. One of the founder members of DSWA, he set up an example which other countries have followed and a framework of qualifications which still draws to the UK people concerned with promoting the craft and protecting heritage. Richard Love, our Trustee on the DSWA board, summarised Ian’s service.
GREAT NEWS: Central Scotland has won the DSWA Large Branch of the Year Award.
Well done to all our members, supervisors and trainers for helping to put CSB on the national map among (and before) areas so well known for their dry stone features.
Central Scotland Branch AGM 4th November, 2017.
The end of the year was marked with the AGM which was held in Luncarty Church hall. After a delicious soup, sandwich and cake lunch the group got down to business.
This year I’ve been very aware of how fortunate we are to live where we do. When setting the programme of events we aim to cover a range of locations and types of stone, as well as varied work in these beautiful and interesting places.