The Memorial Masonry Training Group

The Memorial Masonry Training Group was set up in 2013 by Bob Strickland and Douglas Swan as it had become evident that there was a shortage of training available specifically designed for Memorial Masons.

Using Bob’s consultancy Tomasson Consultants and the SQA Test Centre (The Bob Strickland Partnership) Douglas and Bob agreed to arrange and provide training and qualifications for those already involved in memorial masonry.

Tomasson Consultants provide and allocate the training which is carried out by qualified memorial masons appointed by the consultancy.

Douglas Swan & Sons carry out most of the training onsite, at your premises or at their premises, which boasts a fully equipped workshop with adjacent training classroom.

Douglas Swan & Sons were establish in 1864 and now have 5th generation members of the family working in the business, always willing to share their knowledge and skills with others in the memorial industry and as a result Douglas Swan & Sons (Training) evolved

The Bob Strickland Partnership is an SQA registered test centre which provides the main award which is sought by Memorial Masons wishing to erect or fix memorials in local Authority Cemeteries.

Contact us for details of our courses, training and qualifications.

Where have we been?

The map below shows a selection of places we’ve travelled to deliver courses or carried out training and assessments.

We have travelled to many more.