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What to Spot: July Edition

Here is the July edition of our joint blog with Assynt Field Club. Many birds are on the move this month or looking after young. Plumage is also changing from breeding to winter as the bright, attractive plumage is no longer required to find a mate. This can make identifying birds a little tricky this

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Mindfulness in the Woods

Mindfulness is a word that is becoming more common to hear and a practice that is growing and benefitting many people from all walks of life in our society. Simply put, it is a mental state achieved by focusing awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts, and physical sensations. We

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A hill walk celebration

The P7 John Muir Award finale involved a hill walk up Quinag today. We were guided safely up the mountain by several mountain leaders, including the head teacher of Ullapool High School, Robbie McFedries who joined us to spend some quality time with next academic year’s S1s. It was wonderful seeing how the P7s from

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Twenty-nine teens, four days, and an Island

Early last Tuesday morning, twenty-nine Ullapool High School S1 students arrived on Isle Martin and set up camp for a four-day residential trip. During this time, they took part in various activities including kayaking, den-building, bird-spotting, seashore exploration, woodland immersion, and a mini-expedition to another part of the island. And there was plenty of time

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Willow Cord: Woodland Artisan Course

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Course Leader I use timber from trees all the time, whether it’s for building and diy jobs, making spoons or as firewood – it’s an incredible material which lends itself to all sorts of uses. But recently I’m becoming more and more interested in how we can use some of

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Wildlife to spot in June

In this, our second joint blog with Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape, we hope to give you an idea of some of our amazing wildlife to look out for in June. June can be a ‘quiet’ month for birds, from a human perspective at least, as the singing often stops for a while this month

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May Monthly Volunteer Day

May’s volunteer day was held up at Glencanisp Lodge carrying out some path maintenance on the Glencanisp Nature Trail. It was a particularly wet day and the volunteers did a fantastic job despite this! The rain didn’t dampen spirits and singing songs kept us going! The aim of this session was to widen the path

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Getting to Know Isle Martin with the John Muir Award

Ullapool Primary P7s were lucky with the weather today! They were hosting their John Muir Award Share day on Isle Martin for the P7s from Achiltibuie, Lochinver & Scoraig. In the morning artist Julia Barton led a CSI style investigation into several “crime scenes” found on the beach. All pupils were involved in collecting the

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Funding awarded to heritage projects in Coigach and Assynt

Eleven heritage projects in Coigach and Assynt have been awarded a total of £23,938 through the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) Community Grants Scheme. Projects benefiting from funding include archaeological research into the historic local processing of kelp, support for low level guided story walks, and support for the restoration of Culkein jetty.

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Battle of the seasons above, hedgerow jelly planting below

As winter and summer battled it out last Friday (3rd May) alternating between the former throwing down bitingly-cold hail showers and the latter retaliating with bright warm sunshine, eight Achiltibuie P5-7s and three nursery children were also alternating between hurrying indoors and strolling back outside as they dodged the weather extremes for the sake of

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, August 20th, 2019 at 5:10pm

The next Woodland Artisan course is Lino-printing. Spaces left for a chance to get to grips with a new skill or learn tricks to improve with locally based artist Jed Grimes. Please contact Sandra to book a place

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, August 9th, 2019 at 5:10pm

Fantastic opportunity for crofters - Seeing your crofts potential! One of three workshops on Making the most of your croft Please place bookings with Anne aacampbell@coigach-assynt.org

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, August 15th, 2019 at 12:55pm

Make the most of your croft workshop this Saturday. Contact Anne Campbell aacampbell @coigach-assynt.org or 01571 844 638 to register your place. https://t.co/TYz1mLCFCz

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, August 15th, 2019 at 6:12am

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