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Monthly Volunteer Day Update

This year CALL have been running a monthly volunteer day. Each month we get together and spend a few hours helping one of The CALL projects. Our first in January unfortunately was called off due to snow and ice. The plan was to start the year with a litter pick in Culag Wood and enjoy

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Volunteer Training at Achlochan

This week we ran a 2-day course for the Achlochan Project volunteers to get trained in using brush-cutters and strimmers. This course was LANTRA accredited and covered maintaining the machines as well as safe usage. All the trainees passed and now are qualified to use strimmers and brush-cutters to help maintain the Achlochan site. Although

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Demonstration crofts in Coigach & Assynt

We will be looking for enthusiastic and forward-looking crofters to take up the demonstration croft opportunity. The croft selection will be done in a competitive and transparent way. Croft development will be guided by an agreed plan and implemented by a combination of training event, the crofter him/herself, a development budget, and funding through rural

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Crofting Project – maximising the opportunities available to crofters

Crofting exists in areas where agricultural production and investment costs are traditionally high. It is widely regarded as a socially, culturally and environmentally important activity, for the sense of identity it provides, the landscape it produces and the systems of communal working it supports. The aims of this project will be to provide practical training

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Tree Planting on Isle martin

Last week we held a tree planting session on Isle Martin. 1000 trees were taken by boat to our beautiful community island and planted by volunteers from John Muir Trust and the local community. It was a fantastic day with brilliant weather, all be it too hot! A mixture of native trees from locally sourced

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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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Planting starts in huge ecosystem restoration

Guest blog by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer for Woodland Trust Scotland (originally published on the Woodland Trust website) Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Scheme (CALL) is a unique partnership working to enhance the natural, built and cultural heritage of one of the UK’s most spectacular landscapes. We are handling the forestry component and we

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Woodland Expansion Project Update

The ground preparation works for planting trees are well underway at Druim Suardalain The fencing works are being carried out by local contractor and good progress is being made with the dismantling of old fences. Volunteers had made a good start on the Gorse clearance (which is a thankless job!) but now they will be

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Calling for Fruity Information!

As part of the Woodland Expansion project, CALL are hoping to develop a couple of community orchards. We are looking for information from anyone who grows fruit in Coigach, Assynt and the surrounding area about what varieties grow well, where you grow it, what you use the fruit for, what tastes good and what problems

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Tenders out for Woodland Project

The main aim of our woodland expansion project is to protect, connect and expand native woodland in Coigach and Assynt. Tenders are out now for ground preparation and fencing work at Druim Suardalain. If you would like to be contacted about future tree planting work, are interested in your own woodland scheme or would like

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 5:05pm

Our Latest Woodland Artisan Workshops! Chris will be travelling round CALL teaching the art of Whittling. Please see posters for dates and times. Why not try out a taster course, if you like it come join us on Monday evenings on the run up to...

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeMonday, October 14th, 2019 at 4:53pm

Join Elphin Craft Circle Group and Jan Kilpatrick 2-4pm Saturday 9th November for the unveiling and celebration of their community-made textile wall-hanging depicting life in Elphin – past and present.

There will also be refreshments and a local history display.

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 6:18pm
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 1:19pm

Upcoming whittling workshops as part of our Woodland Artisan project with Assynt Leisure Centre.

Intro to whittling Sat 2nd Nov Lochinver, Sun 3rd Nov Achiltibuie

Whittling course, 4 workshops, Monday Evenings 25th Nov to 16th Dec

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