A group of young trainees at Kinneil Estate, by Bo'ness, have successfully completed a skills development programme based on drystane dyking. After a recent assessment day (tense!) the trainees gained their Dry Stone Walling Assocation Level 1 Craftsman Certificate. Three of the trainees have since gained apprenticeships and another three are looking forward to joining Falkirk Council Estates Management Dept, so the programme has had fantastic outcomes for everyone concerned.
The programme was run by TCV with funding from Falkirk Council, Falkirk Environment Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund and Inner Forth Landscape Initiative.