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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

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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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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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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 3:59pm

Upcoming improving croftland workshop in Achiltibuie. Free transport available from Assynt. See post below for further details

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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeMonday, February 11th, 2019 at 4:24pm

Just 3 weeks left to get your project ideas submitted for our Community Grants Scheme. Deadline 12 noon Monday 4th March. Find out more about the grants available at www.coigach-assynt.org/communitygrants

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, February 15th, 2019 at 6:18pm
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, February 15th, 2019 at 1:19pm

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