Dry Stone Dykes

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Dry Stone Dykes

Postby helsinki » Sun Feb 29, 2004 1:59 pm

I will be visiting Glasgow in mid-march and would appreciate it if anybody could direct me to good examples of old and modern dry stone dykes. Long stretches of dyke in any condition preferably going uphill and of course downhill would catch my interest. Any other interesting pieces of dry stonework, for example, landscaped gardens or driveway entrances to large houses would also be interesting. South Glasgow preferred as I will be based in Rutherglen is preferred but generally anywhere within the city area.
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Postby Sharon » Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:11 am

Dumfires and Galloway is the best region for dry stane dykes ... pretty much anywhere. And you can see a good variety of the old and the new, uphill, coastal, etc . There a few master dykers, possibly one of the most well known is Joe Smith who has done alot of work with Andy Goldsworthy - well, i know he did alot of the dyking on Goldsworthy's sheep folds. He started off as a traditional dyker mending farm dykes, moved onto ornamental and now is , well i suppose a sculptor.

Unfortunally, i have no idea where to look around Glasgow!
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Postby Fossil » Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:55 pm

try this helsinki
its not far from where you are staying. you can get a bus.
http://www.eastkilbride.org/tourism/kittoch.htm
hope this can be of help
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