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Grants awarded to community projects in Coigach and Assynt

Seven heritage projects in Coigach and Assynt have been awarded a total of £27,000 through the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) Community Grants Scheme. Projects benefiting from the funding include research into local bat life, training for volunteers on the Isle Martin ferry, and support for Ullapool Museum to publish its collections relating

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Suilven – The Second Phase

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust It’s been the snowiest Winter for a few years in the North West Highlands and last year’s work on the Suilven path has been buried under drifts for several prolonged spells. It’s been exposed to frost heave, snow melt and heavy rain

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Vacancy at Little Assynt Tree Nursery

We are delighted to announce that we have a new work opportunity at our Little Assynt Tree Nursery. The post will be employed by The Scottish Wildlife Trust, our lead partner. Application forms and further details can be found on the Scottish Wildlife Trust website. Closing date for applications is 12 noon, Thursday 15th March

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Two new vacancies with CALLP

We are delighted to announce that we have two opportunities for people to join our Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership Scheme staff team. These posts will be employed by The Scottish Wildlife Trust, the Scheme’s lead partner. Application forms and further details can be found on the Scottish Wildlife Trust website. Closing date for

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Community Grants Scheme Open!

The second year of our Community Grants Scheme is now open for applications! If you have a great idea to enhance our local cultural, natural or build heritage you can apply for up to £1,000 for individuals or £5,000 for organisations. See the Community Grants Scheme project page for details and to download the application

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Invitation to Tender for Fencing Works

Woodland Trust Scotland is inviting tenders for deer fencing at Little Assynt for new tree planting, on behalf of Culag Community Woodland Trust. For more details please see the invitation to tender document and fence options map available for download below: WT_ITT_Fencing-tender_002Little-Assynt-231117 LA Deer Fence Options Map  

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On Age

Guest blog by Mandy Haggith, Director of Assynt Foundation. In Assynt we are very proud that our mountain, Suilven, has a starring role in a new feature film, Edie, the main character of which is an 80-something woman played by Sheila Hancock. In a lovely interview in the Herald (see here) she makes out that

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The Soil Beneath Our Feet

Guest blog by Joseph Peach, local musician and Project Manager for the Music & Tales project A living landscape is more than just scenery; it is the interaction between people and place. Stories, music and song reflect these interactions, helping us better understand where we have come from and where we might go. Coigach and

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Nearly There…

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust, from 14th July 2017. It’s been a busy few months on Suilven but the path work for this year is now drawing to a close. Since April, two path contractors, about 10 staff and a helicopter have all been involved in moving

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Reflections

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust, from 10th July 2017. 15 years ago I wrote a postcard to my folks from Torridon where I was working for a path team at the time. The card read, ‘when the weather is good there can be few better ways to

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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeSaturday, April 21st, 2018 at 7:53am

RT @mtnsofscotland: View during ascent of Beinn an Eoin #Coigach #archive https://t.co/C6oXs3rZC3

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, April 20th, 2018 at 6:18pm

One of the screenings of @ediefilm in Lochinver has sold out already! Get in quick https://t.co/1c8anA0Na8

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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, April 20th, 2018 at 2:38pm

P7s from Ullapool Primary School have been busy this week, exploring Isle Martin on Wednesday and formulating session plans today (in preparation for sharing the island with the rest of the P7s from surrounding schools) all as part of their #JohnMuirAward.
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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, April 20th, 2018 at 10:59am

Assynt Development Trust are recruiting for a development officer, see post for details

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