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Lochinver: the Plaice to be this April!

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership are delighted to announce this year we will be holding a ‘Food of the Sea Festival’ on Sunday the 14th April 2019 at Culag Park, Lochinver. It will be a one-day event showcasing local producers, suppliers and businesses from the Coigach and Assynt area to celebrate the fin-tastic seafood

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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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Thanks To You Thankyou!

We were delighted to join the #ThanksToYou campaign this year and hold a Coigach and Assynt themed free quiz night for National Lottery players. Our event was one of hundreds across the country included in the campaign to say Thank you to people who have raised money for great causes by buying a lottery ticket.

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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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CALL Workshop 6th November 18

On Tuesday, CALL hosted an open workshop in Lochinver to look at the partnership’s achievements so far and the future possibilities. After a talk from our Scheme Manager Boyd, the group split into 4 groups to discuss the question we posed to them: “In light of the 2050 vision, what themes, projects and partnership development

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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 walk on the wild side at Clachtoll

Another rough week of weather but the sun tried to shine for us and people came out to join myself, Andy, David and Avril on a walk around Clachtoll, learning about wildlife recording and its importance. So fully waterproofed up (just in case!), we headed out! Assynt Field Club, of which Andy, David and Avril

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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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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 4:48pm

The next of our Woodland Artisan courses with the amazing Chris of Assynt Woods. A great alternative to using plastic! There are still a few places left, please book through Sandra on the email below

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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 4:56pm

A little bit of a drizzly start but our volunteers did a great job helping out at the Little Assynt Tree Nursery yesterday. Thank you! Blog below for more information and pictures

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, May 17th, 2019 at 1:55pm
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