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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tour Scotland Dry-Stone Dyke

A dry-stone wall, also known as a dry-stone dyke, or drystane dyke, is a wall that is constructed from stones without any mortar to bind them together. The wall is held up purely by the interlocking of the stones, which must be carefully selected by shape to ensure that they have a large contact surface area with their neighbours and so do not slip. Such walls can be seen all over Scotland, both in building construction and as field boundaries.

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