Open call for Coigach Visual Artist in Residency

Coigach Community Development Company is inviting visual artists to apply for a new Coigach Artist in Residency as part of a wider CALLP project they are working on. Together CCDC & CALLP have built paths, restored historic buildings, commissioned oral history projects, supported young people playing and recording music, and are currently working on a project to design a heritage

Builders overcome tough challenges to upgrade Isle Martin Croft

Isle Martin Croft has been given a substantial upgrade, in part thanks to the local firm of builders who tackled the hefty challenges of working on a tiny island with no roads in order to make the improvements. The Croft has been mainly unoccupied for thirty years and suffered from damp and neglect. However after careful consideration Isle Martin Trust,

Postie’s Path upgrades make path better for walkers

by Michelle Henley, Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserves Project Officer A centuries-old route across the remote hills of Coigach, once used by the hardiest of postmen, was recently given a major upgrade to make it safer for all kinds of walkers for many years to come. The Postman’s path is a popular route which skirts the coastline around the Scottish Wildlife

Clachtoll Broch wins top award

Clachtoll Broch has been named Rescue Project of the Year in the prestigious UK-wide Current Archaeology Magazine Annual Awards. Historic Assynt, one of our partners, is leading the restoration work on Clachtoll Broch, which over the last 15 years has been transformed from a neglected ruin to a fascinating window into life in the area over 2000 years ago. It

Quinag’s wildlife and history in the spotlight

The John Muir Trust is working with the Assynt Field Club on a project to assemble and make available as much information as possible about the landscape and wildlife of Quinag, funded through the CALLP community grants scheme. They are also looking at  the human activities, past and present, that affect them. Where possible, they plan to summarise the lengthier

Calling all artists!

  We are looking for the right artist to take up the third of our residencies as part of the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Artist in Residence project. The project is led by the Assynt Foundation, and is available for practitioners who work in performance, audio visual or written or fine art practices. There are no limits being placed

Quinag path project helps protect iconic mountain route

A popular route up one of our most iconic hills will be easier for walkers, and less damaging to the mountain, thanks to work that has just been completed by the John Muir Trust on Quinag. It was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, through the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership scheme, and through the generosity of John

Sunlit eyes over Coigach and Assynt

The magnificent iolaire suile na grein – the eagles with the sunlit eye – are being spotted in the skies over Coigach and Assynt more regularly these days, over a century after the last birds were hunted to extinction in Scotland. A white-tailed, or sea eagle was seen flying over Culkein Drumbeg in mid-December, though it may well have been

Factfinding for a new deer larder for Glencanisp

As part of the CALLP Sustainable Deer Management Project, Claire Belshaw (Chair, Assynt Foundation), Romany Garnett (Quinag Conservation Officer, John Muir Trust) and Fiona Saywell (Education Manager, CALLP) are involved in the planning for a new deer larder to be installed at Glencanisp. As part of the process they visited the Lairg deer larder on a pre-Christmas visit. The visit

Sign up to our newsletter

Sign up to our newsletter to keep informed about the latest news from our projects and upcoming events, training and volunteer opportunities.

Get involved

Find out how you can get involved with the project through events, training and volunteering opportunities