Walks guidebook editor/compiler required

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. Guidebook editor/compiler: Updating and reprinting a walking guide for Coigach and Assynt (£5,900) This project, led by North West Highlands Geopark, aims to produce a Walker’s Guidebook for Coigach and Assynt building on community consultation work already

Survey reveals Coigach and Assynt’s globally rare habitats

Over the summer a survey funded through CALLP has discovered that the area between and around the sentinel peaks of Suilven and Canisp is home to an exceptionally large number of globally scarce and important upland habitats. The CALLP High Value Habitat survey is a joint venture between Scottish Wildlife Trust, Assynt Foundation and NatureScot, and aims to survey in

World Class Postie’s Path

For me the COVID-19 virus lockdown and subsequent easing was marked by site visits walking on the Posties Path, a Scottish Wildlife Trust lead project on the Trusts largest reserve Ben Mòr Coigach.   The waymarked path, which skirts the seaward side of BenMor Coigach, is one of three traditional routes around ‘the rock, the stunning and rugged multiple peaks

EISG BRACHAIDH REVIVAL PROJECT – A SUMMARY

Woodland Trust Scotland recently shared some information with the community about plans to regenerate Eisg Brachaidh Estate. In response we have been asked for more information on the subject. We have produced this document, with a map to fill in more detail and answer some of the most common questions we have received.   In addition, we are holding a drop-in

Community Grant Scheme Recipients 2020

This year, 10 projects within Coigach and Assynt have been awarded a total of £31,869 through the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) Community Grant Scheme. Projects benefiting from funding include supporting the repair of stone walls around community gardens, community archive revamp and seaweed surveys. Over the last four years that the Community Grants Scheme has been running,

Repairs to make the Elphin Community Hall watertight

Elphin, Ledmore and Knockan Community Association are one of this years Community Grant Scheme recipients. Here is an update on their work so far: Thanks to the generous donation of £5000 from CALLP and their partners Scottish Natural Heritage and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Elphin, Ledmore and Knockan Community Association Ltd have been able to employ Gordon Mackenzie

Sense of Place Virtual Workshops: Do you live in Coigach or Assynt? We need your help!

Our Landscape Routes project aim is to produce a toolkit to celebrate and promote our landscape within Coigach and Assynt. This can be nature, built or Cultural heritage or landscape based. We will be identifying common messages from community consultation in the form of online workshops. This project is lead by the North West Highland Geopark and contractor Countryscape have

Meet your feathered neighbours…

While we collectively remain tucked up safely in our homes, spring is bursting into life all around us. These past couple of weeks, Fiona, Vickii and I would ordinarily have been bursting into a flurry of activity ourselves; through organising, overseeing and delivering aspects of the Ullapool High School S1 Isle Martin residential with various partner groups and individuals. The

What to Spot All Year!

May marks our year of What to Spot finished. Below I have placed all the blogs together so you can view the months more easily that trawling through all the blogs! We will keep updating with more spots from Coigach to add to the Assynt Field Club records. If you have any suggestions for species that should be included please

What to Spot: April Edition

Well, here we are with our final ‘what to spot’ blog. That’s a full year of wildlife for you to look out for in the Coigach and Assynt area. We have really enjoyed this collaboration and hope you have too. This month should see a few bumblebees on the move, these will be queens that have hibernated over the winter

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