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Two new vacancies with CALLP

We are delighted to announce that we have two opportunities for people to join our Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership Scheme staff team. These posts will be employed by The Scottish Wildlife Trust, the Scheme’s lead partner. Application forms and further details can be found on the Scottish Wildlife Trust website. Closing date for

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Community Grants Scheme Open!

The second year of our Community Grants Scheme is now open for applications! If you have a great idea to enhance our local cultural, natural or build heritage you can apply for up to £1,000 for individuals or £5,000 for organisations. See the Community Grants Scheme project page for details and to download the application

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Invitation to Tender for Fencing Works

Woodland Trust Scotland is inviting tenders for deer fencing at Little Assynt for new tree planting, on behalf of Culag Community Woodland Trust. For more details please see the invitation to tender document and fence options map available for download below: WT_ITT_Fencing-tender_002Little-Assynt-231117 LA Deer Fence Options Map  

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On Age

Guest blog by Mandy Haggith, Director of Assynt Foundation. In Assynt we are very proud that our mountain, Suilven, has a starring role in a new feature film, Edie, the main character of which is an 80-something woman played by Sheila Hancock. In a lovely interview in the Herald (see here) she makes out that

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The Soil Beneath Our Feet

Guest blog by Joseph Peach, local musician and Project Manager for the Music & Tales project A living landscape is more than just scenery; it is the interaction between people and place. Stories, music and song reflect these interactions, helping us better understand where we have come from and where we might go. Coigach and

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Nearly There…

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust, from 14th July 2017. It’s been a busy few months on Suilven but the path work for this year is now drawing to a close. Since April, two path contractors, about 10 staff and a helicopter have all been involved in moving

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Reflections

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust, from 10th July 2017. 15 years ago I wrote a postcard to my folks from Torridon where I was working for a path team at the time. The card read, ‘when the weather is good there can be few better ways to

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The Start of Something

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust, from 6th June 2017. After four years of preparation I can’t believe the path work on Suilven has flown by so quickly. Arran Footpaths have now finished this year’s work on the higher sections of Suilven while A.C.T. Heritage are half way

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Footprints

Guest blog by Mandy Haggith, Director of Assynt Foundation. As I climb up into the hills, along paths like the one up Suilven, I’m sure I’m not the only one to reflect not only on my literal footprints, but also on my wider impacts on the world. There’s something about getting out into nature that

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So Many Views of Suilven

Guest blog by Mandy Haggith, Director of Assynt Foundation. Over the twelve years since the local community has owned Glencanisp Lodge, with its splendid views of Suilven, I have run seventeen retreat weeks for creative writers. Every one of the participants falls in love with the mountain and it has inspired no end of wonderful

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Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 5:54pm

Today Fiona and Kat of the Outdoor and Woodland Learning project spent the day in Culag Woods with P7s from Lochinver Primary School who are working towards their #JohnMuirAward. One of the activities involved exploring the Lost Words...

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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 3:54pm

UNESCO Earth Sciences & Geohazards Risk Reduction kicking off their #GeoparkOfTheDay series with North West Highlands Geopark

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 12:42pm

RT @janehunterart: Why would anyone *want* to go on a family holiday to the North West Highlands of Scotland? 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

For one thing, it’s…

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeMonday, January 22nd, 2018 at 6:18pm

Definitely feels like more snow than last year https://t.co/SGQagjImIF

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