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Music & Tales of Coigach & Assynt

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 Assynt have a wonderfully rich cultural heritage – the area was Gaelic speaking until three or

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Artist in Residence

Artists, selected through a process of recruitment and interview, will spend time in the project area living and working alongside either a single project or possibly a number of projects, to explore how the project’s processes and outcomes can be expressed and interpreted in artistic forms. The periods of the residencies will vary according to

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Achlochan Coastal Heritage

The natural shelters of the Achlochan peninsula, its coastal location, the presence of inland fresh-water and readily available construction materials have sustained settlers since the Iron Age. Geologists believe the lochan reed bed – the largest in Wester Ross, and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) – was once a sea loch and in

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Clachtoll Broch

Clachtoll broch is one of the most iconic monuments in northern mainland Britain and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It is in a dilapidated state and choked with rubble debris. As a result, visitors can only access the broch by climbing over rubble to walk around the site on the wall head. This is both damaging

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Tanera Mor Bothy

The Isle of Tanera Mor had a population of around 120 people at the start of the 20th Century. This figure fell steadily through the first decades of the 20th Century, until the early 1930s when the last inhabitants left the island. Today just nine of the buildings used then are habitable (after upgrades and

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Badentarbet Net Shed

Commercial salmon fishing was carried in Coigach for over 300 years, up to 1995. During its commercial heyday the fishery encompassed a number of buildings at the Badentarbet Fishing Station, and amongst the remaining buildings is the 180 year old former Ice House building (last used as a net shed) which faces further deterioration and

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Salmon Fishing Bothies

Commercial salmon fishing was carried in Coigach for over 300 years, up to 1995. During its commercial heyday the local salmon fishery was an important employer and contributed significantly to community wellbeing. In addition to the main base at Badentarbet, up to eight smaller fishing stations were operated at different locations along the extensive Coigach

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Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, June 21st, 2018 at 3:45pm

We have an opportunity for you to get involved with the tree planting on your community island, Isle Martin, coming up on the 28th June. All information can be found on our website link below.
If you would like to join us or...

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 12:42pm
Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 3:12pm

Reminder that the deadline for applications for the Clachtoll Broch Artist in Residence is this Friday! See original post for details

This Friday is also Historic Assynt's AGM at 7pm followed by a talk on what's happening at the broch this year...

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeMonday, June 18th, 2018 at 6:18pm

RT @HistEnvScot: #DYK the @NorthCoast500 is a natural routeway that people have been building along for thousands of years? Find out more o…

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