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The Amazing Things About Trees

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Course Leader Trees never cease to amaze me, the other week a friend told me that one of the drugs used for fighting cancer comes from Yew trees. I also recently read that patients in hospital recover faster from surgery or illness if they’re surrounded by plants and have trees

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CALL for artists 2019!

Invitation for application for a Suilven Artist Residency The Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Partnership CALLP, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, in association with the Assynt Foundation, is issuing this open invitation for expressions of interest to apply for an Art Residency to focus on Suilven, a mountain of distinctive shape and character,

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Update on our Fin-tastic Food of the Sea Festival

Just over 5 weeks to go to our Food of the Sea Festival here in Lochinver and we are busy making sure there are plenty of activities and seafood for the event. There are still opportunities for anyone to be involved: we are looking for seafood producers who would be interested in selling produce to

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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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Have your say on the Clachtoll Broch viewing platform

Historic Assynt have submitted their planning application for the viewing platform at Clachtoll Broch to the Highland Council. Take a look at the plans and submit any comments to the council at the link below. The viewing platform is part of the Clachtoll Broch project, which is funded with thanks to players of the National Lottery

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Community Grants Scheme now open!

The third year of our Community Grants Scheme is now open for applications! The Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Community Grants Scheme could offer you or your organisation financial assistance to conserve and enhance the natural, cultural or built heritage of the Coigach and Assynt regions. Grants available up to £1,000 for individuals or £5,000

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Happy Heritage Treasures Day!

Today is #HeritageTreasures day so we’re sharing some of the heritage treasures being conserved and enhanced through our partnership scheme, made possible thanks to players of the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. Lets start big with the iconic mountain Suilven, where the path has been mightily improved by John Muir Trust over the

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Volunteering Programme 2019!

As the new year is approaching, I am excited to tell you about the new monthly volunteer programme that will launch in January 2019! The fourth Thursday of each month we will have a volunteer event running, rotating about the projects. Other volunteer events may be arranged as extras to this program. Examples of activities

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Warmer, warmer, colder… GPS training for habitat condition monitoring

On a soggy and breezy Thursday and Friday in December we ran GPS training workshops for people involved with deer management who need to undertake habitat condition monitoring as part of the area’s deer management plans. Data will be gathered over a number of years, on two habitat types: blanket bog and dwarf shrub heath,

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Ullapool High School Students Survive The Iron Age!

Ullapool High School S2s stepped back in time on a windy, autumnal day at Clachtoll Broch earlier this month. Three main tasks had been prepared for the pupils, enabling them to delve further into their exploration of the local history as they work towards their Archaeology Scotland Heritage Hero Awards. The tepee was set up

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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 4:48pm

The next of our Woodland Artisan courses with the amazing Chris of Assynt Woods. A great alternative to using plastic! There are still a few places left, please book through Sandra on the email below

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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 4:56pm

A little bit of a drizzly start but our volunteers did a great job helping out at the Little Assynt Tree Nursery yesterday. Thank you! Blog below for more information and pictures

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, May 17th, 2019 at 1:55pm
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, May 17th, 2019 at 11:45am

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