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New Outreach Officer starts at Nursery

New outreach officer for Little Assynt Tree Nursery. Nick Clooney welcomes Susan Pease. Susan will be organising new events and volunteering opportunities in the next few months. Both the post and activities are funded by Coastal Communities Fund.

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Stage 2 HLF Application Submitted

This morning Rich put all 7.44 kgs of our Stage Two Submission in the post to HLF and have just now pressed submit on the online application form! As expressed in the application, this represents the culmination of over 5 years of work from a huge number of people and organisations. Of course this has intensified greatly over the last few weeks and months and we would like to express huge thanks in particular to Lucy Graham, Susan McKenzie and […]


Coastal Community Funds have provided funds for an Outreach Officer for Little Assynt Tree Nursery, part of the Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape. See attached advertisement for details.

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Little Assynt Tree Nursery Partners with Kew Gardens

The Assynt News featured Little Assynt Tree Nursery as it has been invited to partner with Kew Gardens in the UK National Tree Seed Project, and the Nursery as a result had advertised for a Seed Collection Organiser.

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Tree Nursery Advertises for Seed Collector

The Little Assynt Tree Nursery has been invited by Royal Botanical Gardens Kew to join the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership. The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is the largest ex situ plant conservation programme in the world.  Further details about the UK National Tree Seed Project component of the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership can be found at Little Assynt Tree Nursery has agreed to collect native seed from 11 locally native trees and shrubs.  Nick Clooney, Nursery Manager has been […]

farewell and thanks!

This is my last day working as Project Manager for CALL. It has been a very busy, varied and interesting three years! I’ve been really inspired by the genuine commitment of the partners and others involved, to make things happen in the area for the benefit of people who live here as well as for nature. I know that Richard, Fiona and Elaine will work hard to bring in the HLF funding, and that Nick will continue making a big success […]

Creating Assynt exhibition

The exhibition of the artwork produced as part of last week’s workshops is on display in the Coigach Community Hall foyer until around September 14th. The it will be moved to Assynt Visitor Centre in Lochinver for the second fortnight in September. Do go and have a look – there are some lovely wee handmade books with drawings and writing, produced by Ullapool Primary Gaelic Medium children, as well as grown-up work!

by popular demand…

By popular demand… The Landscape & Proposed Project Displays for 2015-20 will be  available to view at the following locations:  CCWT / CALLP Office  Friday 5th September  10am to 3pm Assynt Leisure            Monday 8th September    9am to 9pm Drumbeg Village Hall   Tuesday 9th September     2 to 5pm   Come along and just have a look or fill in the self guided quiz and enter into the prize draw! see poster for more info, in the Downloads section. Viv

Ranger guided walks

The Rangers in Assynt have some great walks planned, to look at and enjoy the early-autumn wildlife: Thursday 4th September, Clachtoll Coastal Walk: 11am-3pm Join us on this beautiful coastal walk through a crofting township to the Iron Age Broch.  Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and “catastrophic collapse”.  Find extraordinary ancient life forms! Meet at Clachtoll Beach Car Park. Grade B. Adults £3.00, conc. £2.00, family £8.00. Tuesday 9th September, Fungi in Culag Woods: 11am-2pm Explore the marvellous […]

“Higher Geology” lessons in the Geopark ahead of journey into “Deep Time” this September…

In June the North West Highlands Geopark teamed up with local rock climbing instructor Ken Keith of Highland Adventures to hold two pilot ‘learn to climb’ sessions at Reiff sea cliffs in the Coigach region of the Geopark. These sessions were intended to gauge public interest in rock climbing activities, engage with a diverse group of people and to build relationships with local businesses. The result was a resounding success. Two events held on the 3rd and 30th of June […]

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