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Mauchline Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) with the support of  The Scottish Lime Centre Trust (SLCT) produced a training programme for traditional building skills.  

Course Information

Sign up for our busy, week long course at Dumfries House and learn to build solid, freestanding walls using local sandstone, all bedded and pointed up using traditional lime mortars.

You should be reasonably fit and able to lift 25g stones into place (between two learners).

This course is being delivered by our training partner the Scottish Lime Centre Trust under the supervision of their Stonemason and Principal Trainer - Stan Stenhouse.


One full week course provisionally scheduled for week commencing Monday 4 September 2023. 


Kuanyshev Sawmill, Dumfries House, KA18 2LN.


Contractors and building owners.


There will be no costs payable by the attendee, however a refundable £20 deposit will be required upon booking to secure your place within the course. This deposit will be refunded upon completion of the course. 

Travel bursary  

A financial bursary may be available for attendees to reimburse the cost of travel to and from the course.

Evidence of travel costs must be submitted upon completion of the course to receive payment. For attendees travelling by car receipts of fuel will be required and a reimbursement at the rate of £0.45p/mile will be issued. 

Further information

If you require any further information regarding this course please contact us at


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Contact Information

Mauchline Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS)
15 Earl Grey Street
Telephone: 01290 552973