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Oral History Researcher required for Music & Tales project

Oral History Researcher The Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) Scheme comprises fourteen organisations working together to deliver twenty-eight projects over a five-year period, with principle funding secured from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We are looking for a self-employed contractor to complete the following work in contract with The Scottish Wildlife Trust, the Scheme’s lead partner. The Soil Beneath Our Feet: Music and Tales of Coigach & Assynt This project, led by Coigach Community Development Company, aims to explore more intangible elements of the interaction between people and place. Music and song has always played a central role in the lives of the people of Coigach and Assynt and this project will bring together these strands to both protect and preserve this cultural heritage. The Gaelic heritage of the area is recognised as a particularly important element to be explored. Oral History of Music & Tales in Coigach & Assynt (£6,500) We are looking to contract an experienced Oral History researcher to record the remembered history and stories associated with the music and song of the area. Using

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Coordinator required for Habitat Monitoring Programme

Habitat Monitoring Programme Coordinator (£2,500) We are looking to appoint a Programme Coordinator to organise and administer the Habitat Monitoring programme within the Deer Management project as part of the CALL Partnership over the next 12 months. The Coordinator will be responsible for liaising with landowners, land managers, contractors and others involved in deer management in the CALL and wider West Sutherland Deer Management Group area to arrange the following: habitat monitoring training, GPS Training, putting together and distributing habitat monitoring packs for all participating estates, and helping to set up a system to display data from practical monitoring plots. Budget for Coordinator £2,500, inclusive of VAT if applicable and mileage. Additional budget is available for delivery of training and production costs relating to the habitat monitoring packs. The role is to be appointed on a part-time, self-employed basis and contract will be issued by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Contractors are expected to adhere to Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Standard Terms and Conditions for Suppliers, including holding appropriate insurance where applicable. The role is funded with thanks to players of the

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Oral History Researcher Required

Oral History of Fishing in Coigach Researcher (£7,650) We are looking to contract an experienced Oral History researcher to record the present status of the fisheries and the remembered history and stories associated with the development of fishing around the Coigach peninsula following the first use of creels for catching prawns in the early 1970s and Salmon Fisheries in the 60s/70s. The project will seek to chart and record the evolution and progression of fishing practices and the livelihoods that these have supported over the last half century, in turn recording lessons learnt for contemporary management approaches. The work will be part of the Marine Project as part of the CALL Partnership and must be completed by 31st March 2019. The budget for this work is £7,650, inclusive of VAT if applicable. This budget includes production of materials as well as researcher’s time and mileage. A breakdown of the materials expected to be produced as part of this contract are listed in the full description. The role is to be appointed on a part-time, self-employed basis and contract will be issued

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Experienced designer wanted for Suilven Path project interpretation work

Experienced designer needed to develop and produce interpretation board(s) for the honesty shop at Glencanisp The Assynt Foundation (AF) and John Muir Trust (JMT) are working together through the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) Scheme to repair and upgrade the path to the community owned hill – Suilven. This is a two year project (2017-2018) and we are keen to produce interpretation of the path work to ‘tweak’ people’s interest in Suilven and the work being undertaken (including the associated community, culture, geology, wildlife etc.) We are looking for a designer to produce and install interpretation panels to tell the story of the path work and provide information about the Assynt Foundation and the environment, so that visitors can better appreciate the area. The panels should also direct visitors to other sources of information about the path project (AF, JMT and CALLP) and encourage donations to the ongoing work of the Assynt Foundation. Interested parties should complete the application form and return it to: Chris Goodman, c/o Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape, 1 Old Coach House, Lochinver, IV27

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CALL for artists!

Invitation for application for an artist residency linked to the Clachtoll Broch project. The Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP), in association with the Assynt Foundation, is issuing this open invitation for expressions of interest to apply for an Art Residency to focus on the current archaeological excavation, consolidation and interpretation of the Clachtoll Broch. The opening up of the broch to professional archaeologists, engaged volunteers and the wider community raises many questions and issues of significance for artistic exploration and creative expression across a broad spectrum of perspectives and disciplines. This residency opportunity is open to all forms of creative endeavour and is made possible thanks to players of the National Lottery through funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Introduction The major task of removing the rubble from the collapse of the Broch circa 2,000 years ago and subsequent excavation, was undertaken in 2017 as part of the Clachtoll Broch Project, and further exploration and excavation work will occur this summer (from July).  A significant range of finds have been removed from the Broch and are now subject

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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  

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeMonday, December 2nd, 2019 at 5:06pm

🎍❄️This year has flown past and we have made it to our December What to Spot from Assynt Field Club. Click on the link below to see what species to look out for this month!❄️🎍

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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeSaturday, November 30th, 2019 at 10:26am

Today! Find us at Little Assynt Tree Nursery with the Woodland Trust for their Big Climate Fightback campaign, planting trees! Can you spare 15 minutes? Why not also head into Lochinver and enjoy the Made in Assynt Christmas Market, Lochinver Village Hall, 10am - 4pm

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeSaturday, November 30th, 2019 at 11:22am
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeSaturday, November 30th, 2019 at 11:18am

Holly looking very proud of her newly planted oak tree. Being a very well behaved helper at our @WoodlandTrust #Bigclimatefightback event. 13/10 for helpfulness #EveryTreeHelps https://t.co/u35r9AaQ9B

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