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Suilven: Stone for the Mountain

By Chris Puddephatt, photographer The better weather I was hoping for; a lovely sunny day for the airlift of the bagged stone! Incredibly only a few days since the blizzard, and look at it! Amazing. OMG! Riding in the helicopter! Lucky, lucky, lucky! Safety briefing; yellow jacket and hard hat. And sunscreen. The chopper ferries bags of stone from the boulder field very quickly. I know it’s going to be expensive, but this is so efficient. Andy’s got a list […]


From Hill to Grill: Ullapool High School pupils meet their meat

Second year pupils from Ullapool High School spent two days on the hill with professional deer stalkers to learn about wild venison as part of the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership scheme’s (CALLP) Outdoor and Woodland Learning Project. Rangers and stalkers from the Assynt Foundation, John Muir Trust and Highland Council Ranger Service taught the pupils tracking techniques to allow them to get up close to red deer – the UK’s largest land mammal. They learned how to navigate […]

Now recruiting: CALLP Scheme Manager

The Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) is looking to recruit an experienced project manager to lead the CALLP Delivery Scheme Team and to work with project partners to secure the implementation of a number of exciting and innovative projects that span the environment, built and cultural heritage. The closing date for applications is 12 noon, 31 January 2017. Find out more about the role and apply at the Scottish Wildlife Trust website This post is supported by the […]

New polytunnel will help native seedlings to flourish

Funding has been received from the Highland Council through the Landfill Communities Fund towards a mesh polytunnel and materials for the propogation of native tries grown from local seed. Little Assynt Tree Nursery, has been working with the local community since 2012 to collect seeds and cuttings from the few remaining native trees scattered across the area.  The nursery is growing this scarce local seed into young trees and shrubs to be used in native woodland re-planting schemes both within […]

Assynt Learning Autumn Training

It is with great pleasure that Coigach – Assynt Living Landscape has been able to collaborate with Assynt Learning, supporting the education centre through sharing resources, to bring the following training.  Please click on the link for further details   BE ENTERPRISING, Information Session for Enterprise Programme: WEDNESDAY 19th OCTOBER, 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Assynt Leisure Centre Creating and maintaining a fertile, productive, healthy soil: TUESDAY 25th OCTOBER, 10am to 4.30pm, TREE NURSERY AT LITTLE ASSYNT Introduction to Strained Wire Fencing: […]

Tree Nursery Host Dry Stone Wall Training

Assynt Learning organised master dry stone wall builder Dave Goulder to instruct four rural professionals in the skills necessary to achieve Level II in dry stone wall construction. The participants joined the course as a steppingstone to the dry stone wall builder instructor qualification, and as a prerequisite for quoting for dry stone wall contract work. The training was organised for the Coigach – Assynt Living Landscape, and supported by the Coastal Communities Fund.


 27th July 2016 Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Partnership has secured funding worth £2.9 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with additional support from other funders, to enable delivery of a wide range of projects over the next five years. This support will enable Project Partners to deliver twenty eight projects that will collectively enhance the area’s natural, built and cultural heritage. Highlights include: creating and expanding native woodland, offering outdoor learning to all local schools, major repairs to the approach […]

JMT Quinag 2016 Walks Schedule

John Muir Trust has released the dates for the Quinag 2016 Walks Schedule.  Get the most from the landscape by joining Romany Garnett, Quinag Conservation Officer, to explore the many aspects of Quinag, including not only the three corbett peaks, but also its ancient woodland and coast. Download the schedule!  

Coigach and Assynt Open Days – March 31st and 2nd April

We’re entering the last few months before the submission date to the Heritage Lottery Fund and would like to share the final development of the proposed projects with you! Come along to our Open Days on Tuesday 31st March at Coigach Community Hall and Thursday 2nd April at Little Assynt Tree Nursery on both days from 2-6pm.  There will be live music from local musicians and free refreshments on offer.  At 3pm, 4pm and 5pm each day, 5 minute presentations […]

Solar Eclipse – March 20th

On Friday 20th March a total solar eclipse will take place across the Faroe Islands, 150 miles north of Scotland. The whole of the UK will experience a partial eclipse of 80% and above. In the CALL area a deep partial eclipse will be visible with 97% of the sun being covered by the moon at the point of totality. These events are extremely rare and the next deep partial eclipses visible in the area will be 2026 and then […]

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