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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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Baskets, Baskets, Baskets!

The latest Woodland Artisan Course was a 2 day willow weaving course with the wonderful Willow Weaving Expert Tim Palmer. Tim had previously taught a course for us and we just had to have him back for another! We had a nice mix in the group of beginners and those that had been on Tim’s

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Creating a Highland Cup

The latest course from our Woodland Artisan project was cup carving. Wooden Tom was back to hold another great course, this time using axes, chisels Gouges and knives to carve a Highland cup based on one found in Ardgour on the West Coast created nearly 2000 years ago. We started with a Silver Birch log

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A Liking for Lichen

Last week I spent my time wandering around woodlands learning about the Lichens that are associated with out Atlantic Hazel Woodlands. Along side the Assynt Field Club, we were joined by Andy Acton of the British Lichen Society for a pretty intense 5 days of Lichens. Atlantic Hazel Woodlands are classed as Hazel (Corylus avellana)

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Learning The Way!

By Katrina Martin, CALLP Education Manager (Job Share) Ever since I stepped into the role of Education Manager for the Outdoor & Woodland Learning Project I have been excited at the prospect of delivering an Outdoor Learning session themed around paths, especially given the variety of paths and access projects CALLP has. Like many of

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Raffin Beach Clean Success!

At the start of the week when I looked at the weather forecast for the 13th and 14th I was sceptical if we would be able to run the beach clean with the horrible weather that was being predicted but as the week went on things started to look brighter and I headed down, hoping

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Woodland Artisan – Birch Bark Pots

Last weekend we ran a course on making birch bark pots with the fantastic Wooden Tom. It was a fantastic day, and everyone was pleased with their creations! Thank you all that came and Tom for his expert wood skills to guide us. How were they made? The lid and base are made from a

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Sensory Exploration of the Weather

Sometimes a session has to be altered or rescheduled due to inclement weather. Today it was forecast to blow a hoolie… we revised the plan (no pens and paper, cardboard resources etc, just our warm-clothing-and-waterproof-wrapped bodies written in) and tentatively met at Achiltibuie Primary School before making the final decision on whether to head out.

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CALL at the Assynt Games

After a pretty grey start, what a fantastic day we had for the games! The organisers did an amazing job of putting on a wide range of entertainment alongside the more traditional highland game events such as the hammer throw and caber toss. We had a great time meeting so many people from the local

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Clachtoll Seashore Day

Tuesday saw the return of the annual Clachtoll Sand Sculpture Contest and Seashore Day and CALL headed down to join the festivities. Contestants had the morning to design and create their sculptures for judging at 1pm. There were some amazing efforts and great fun was had by all. The afternoon bought many seashore activities such

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, December 13th, 2018 at 4:32pm

Latest snippet of Forge Photography's short film documentary about Clachtoll Broch with Historic Assynt's Gordon Sleight

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Forge Photography
Our forthcoming short film documentary is presented by Historic Assynt Chair, Gordon Sleight with 90% of ground filming directed by our 16 y/o son George. All camera work George Child.
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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 4:28pm

We were delighted to join the #ThanksToYou campaign this year and hold a Coigach and Assynt themed free quiz night for #NationalLottery players. Our event was one of hundreds across the country included in the campaign to say Thank you to...

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeMonday, December 17th, 2018 at 12:42pm

We had fun making these, glad they were appreciated! It was lovely having partners and volunteers join us for our Christmas lunch last Friday - gets bigger every year! We had such a good time we forgot to take any photos! https://t.co/ooAj4ZHQdz

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeMonday, December 17th, 2018 at 7:53am

Day 15 of #AOCAdCal: we couldn't resist sharing this little find from #Clachtoll again - can you see the smiley 😀 doodle? Find out more about this incised stone disc over on the blog: https://t.co/zIt5vXZiLZ

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