What is the Coigach – Assynt Living Landscape?
The Coigach – Assynt Living Landscape (CALL) is one of the largest landscape restoration projects in Europe, aiming to benefit the land, the people and the local economy in the north west of Scotland.
Working with landowners and local people, CALL aims to restore the health of the whole ecosystem by improving and reconnecting habitats (especially native woodlands) and creating rural employment and volunteering opportunities.
For more details on the projects which were agreed by the founding partners, download the CALL programme plan. In 2013 the partnership expanded to involve five more partners, to enable us to submit an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Landscape Partnership scheme. Heritage Lottery Fund funding for the CALL Partnership scheme was awarded in Summer 2016 and since then work has begun on implementing the scheme, including a revamp of our website due to launch Spring 2017.
CALL works through a local steering group of partners and the Project Manager acts on this group’s recommendations. Quarterly meetings of the CALL Steering Group are held in the project area, and are open to anyone to attend. For Minutes of these meetings since September 2011 (when Project Manager Viv Halcrow came into post), or to see the Project Manager’s Quarterly Reports, please visit our Downloads page.
Our core staff team is currently made up of Laura Traynor (Assistant Scheme Manager), Fiona Saywell and Katrina Martin (Education Manager job-share) and Elaine MacAskill (Woodland Manager), who are based in the CALL office in Lochinver.
Nick Clooney, Tree Nursery Manager – Appointed in April 2012, Nick was responsible for setting up CALL’s tree nursery from scratch and is now running the nursery, which is located at Little Assynt, near Lochinver.
About the project
How can I find out more?
For more information about the project, contact the CALL Staf Team on 01571 844638 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org