Christmas 2020 with the OWL project

Our theme for December this year – Christmas of course!  Its been a very festive month for Lochinver and Achiltibuie Schools and where better to celebrate Christmas than outside in the cold and frosty air (well, we had a few soggy and windy days too!) Here are some of the activities the pupils and school staff have been helping us

Nature Printing Workshop a Success!

On the 12th November the Woodland Artisan Project hosted Nature printing with Anne Roberts in Achiltibuie. All that attended had a fantastic time. Here are some pictures of the wonderful prints created. Looks like it is a lot of fun and well worth a try!

Elphin Hall watertight again

by Ann O’Keefe Well this has certainly been a year to remember, and Elphin, Ledmore & Knockan Community Association will remember it in a positive way because of  the assistance given by Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) to enable work to be done on our Community Hall roof and stonework to stop water entering the building. Thanks to

Clachtoll Broch project nominated for Current Archaeology mag award – please vote!

  Great news! The project to rescue Clachtoll Broch, part of which was funded through the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership, has been nominated as Rescue Project of the Year in the Current Archaeology Magazine Awards programme. The project is led by Historic Assynt, with excavations carried out by AOC Archaeology, and has revealed a huge amount about Iron

The man (and woman) who plant trees*

Most of us have heard the phrase ‘from tiny acorns mighty oaks will grow’, but how many of us have thought what that means when taken literally? For Nick Clooney, however, the proverb basically describes his job! Nick manages Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape’s Little Assynt Tree Nursery, and just this week for example, Nick delivered 2,500 oak and hazel

Thank you National Lottery players!

It’s #ThanksToYou Day – a chance for projects that have benefitted from National Lottery funding to say thank you to the players who have made it possible. As you can imagine in the current situation it hasn’t been possible for us to get all our many projects together for a joint thank-you selfie, but we have managed to get a

A snapshot of the Outdoor & Woodland Learning programme

It was a relief to return to outdoor learning with the schools as they resumed for the 2020/21 academic year back in August. Since then we’ve been busy with Achiltibuie Primary School and Lochinver Primary School every week. Here is a snapshot of what we’ve been getting up to: Explorations up hills… … into the woods… … and by the

Hazel woods – a link to our past

An extract from the Atlantic Hazel Audit Report, by Roz Summers   As part of the now complete Atlantic Hazel Audit project. led by the Assynt Field Club, Roz Summers has written a comprehensive report of the work, and the findings, which makes fascinating reading. To give you a taster here’s an extract from the introduction to the report –

Heritage researcher needed for new CALLP project

A new CALLP initiative, called the Coigach and Assynt Heritage Signage Project, is just about to start, and project leads Coigach Community Development Company and Historic Assynt are looking for a researcher to join the team to: Investigate and agree with the project coordinators sites for signposts, interpretation panels and plinths on a new Heritage Trail route through Coigach and

Walks guidebook editor/compiler required

We are looking for a self-employed contractor to complete the following work in contract with The Scottish Wildlife Trust, the Scheme’s lead partner. Guidebook editor/compiler: Updating and reprinting a walking guide for Coigach and Assynt (£5,900) This project, led by North West Highlands Geopark, aims to produce a Walker’s Guidebook for Coigach and Assynt building on community consultation work already

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