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A Spring Clean for Culag Wood’s Beaches

This week we held a beach clean at Culag Woods, concentrating on the two beaches north of the White Shore. Although it had been beautiful sunshine all week, the grey skies didn’t stop our volunteers from doing a wonderful job. In just 2 hours we managed to clean two beaches of 10kilos of small pieces

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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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John Muir Award “spring”-ing back into action

As the daffodils bloom, buds emerge on trees and the mornings are increasingly filled with the poetic profanities of birds beginning to stake their claim on nesting sites and seek mates, so too our John Muir Award is springing into action after a brief winter hibernation. Kicking off with a whole year group session on

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Hill to Grill 2019 finale: “The Apprentice meets The Great British Bake Off”

For the finale of this year’s Hill to Grill programme we were invited by Ullapool High School to come and sample the venison burger recipes designed and prepared by the pupils. The pupils spent a day creating a recipe, cooking, making packaging and designing a marketing campaign for their burgers. All their hard work was

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How did the Flounder get its mouth?

P5s and P6s from Lochinver and Achiltibuie Primary Schools paid a visit to Achmelvich to meet author Ian Stephen for a literacy morning. Ian is an author and storyteller and had come over from the Isle of Lewis as part of a Scottish Book Trust scheme. The pupils walked with Ian along Achmelvich beach hearing

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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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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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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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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

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, April 18th, 2019 at 4:40pm

Isle Martin are looking for an Island Access Co-ordinator, a position that we're pleased to fund through our Community Grants Scheme. See post below for details and how to apply.

Our Community Grants Scheme is funded with thanks to players of the...

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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, April 12th, 2019 at 4:50pm

Check out what a great job the volunteers did at our Beach Clean at Culag Woods in our latest blog https://coigach-assynt.org/2019/04/a-spring-clean-for-culag-woods-beaches/

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, April 19th, 2019 at 6:18pm

Been a few lovely mornings recently! Hopefully a few more on the cards in the next few days https://t.co/TI3EKIHC2y

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, April 19th, 2019 at 1:19pm

Check out what a great job the volunteers did at our Beach Clean at Culag Woods in our latest blog: https://t.co/A7V5bwooSK

Next beach clean is at Stoer Green on Thurs 25th April, 10am to 1pm. Pop along...

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