The culture and prosperity of Coigach and Assynt has been linked to the sea for centuries but as sea health has diminished many of those links have been lost. This project builds on previous work undertaken, particularly that of the Highland Seashore Project, to give greater prominence to the local marine environment.

The project area includes the Wester Ross Marine Protected Area (MPA), designated in 2014, one of around 30 across Scotland. MPAs form part of a network of nature conservation sites around the Scottish coast aimed to protect and aide recovery of important habitats and species.

Several groups have been involved in developing the project. All have strong ties with the local community and a keen interest in marine issues.

The aims of the project are to:

  • Generate greater awareness and knowledge of Coigach and Assynt’s rich marine heritage and how people can engage more actively with it.
  • Build a greater appreciation and desire to protect this important asset from an environmental, social and economic perspective.

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A Return to Raffin

June’s monthly volunteer day was held at Raffin Beach, caring out a second beach clean on the first strip of the beach and moving onto the second. The John Muir

Spring Clean Take 2: April Volunteer Day

As I arrived on site the heavens opened, ‘another wet beach clean’ I thought. I was wrong. By 11am the sun pushed through as volunteers started to arrive. We were

A Spring Clean for Culag Wood’s Beaches

This week we held a beach clean at Culag Woods, concentrating on the two beaches north of the White Shore. Although it had been beautiful sunshine all week, the grey

Postponement of Festival

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to unexpectantly postpone our Food of the Sea Festival, scheduled to be held at Culag Park, Lochinver on the 14th April until further

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, August 9th, 2019 at 5:10pm

Fantastic opportunity for crofters - Seeing your crofts potential! One of three workshops on Making the most of your croft Please place bookings with Anne aacampbell@coigach-assynt.org

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, August 9th, 2019 at 10:35am

Come and find us at the Assynt Games, we would love to meet you!

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, August 15th, 2019 at 12:55pm

Make the most of your croft workshop this Saturday. Contact Anne Campbell aacampbell @coigach-assynt.org or 01571 844 638 to register your place. https://t.co/TYz1mLCFCz

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, August 15th, 2019 at 6:12am