Coigach & Assynt Heritage Signage Project

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) has several heritage projects that have increased the understanding of local heritage.  The Partnership has also created greater links between the area’s historic and natural heritage and the tourist organisations of Coigach and Assynt. This project aims to highlight this heritage for both Coigach & Assynt on a specially designed map, to be

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 four generations ago and it

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 the specific project(s) in question,

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 more recent times a working

Clachtoll Broch

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

Isle Martin Croft House

Isle Martin is a community owned island looked after by the Isle Martin Trust. The Croft House is one of the oldest existing buildings on the island, and was recorded in the 1875 Ordinance Survey. It is a traditional drystone lime mortar building that can offer sleeping accommodation for 6-8 people, but it had become damp and uninviting over the

Badentarbet Net Shed

Commercial salmon fishing was carried in Coigach for over 250 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 permanent disuse. The aims of

Salmon Fishing Bothies

Commercial salmon fishing was carried in Coigach for over 250 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 coastline. Each fishing station included

Landscape Routes App

Through the development of a North West Highlands Geopark business plan, community consultation and a workshop focused on developing an interpretation strategy for Coigach and Assynt, it was noted that although interpretation and information on walking routes and landscape is a key part of visitor experience, digitisation into an app would create a central hub and improve access to this

Glencanisp Wildlife Hide

Black throated divers are synonymous with the Assynt and Coigach areas.  Black throated divers are classified in the UK as an Amber List species under the Birds of Conservation Concern review, and as a Priority Species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. The area’s lochs are breeding grounds for these rare and special birds and offer the opportunity to study
 

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