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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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

Raffin Beach Clean Success!

At the start of the week when I looked at the weather forecast for the 13th and 14th I was sceptical if we would be able to run the beach

Oral History Researcher Required

Oral History of Fishing in Coigach Researcher (£7,650) We are looking to contract an experienced Oral History researcher to record the present status of the fisheries and the remembered history

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 3:59pm

Upcoming improving croftland workshop in Achiltibuie. Free transport available from Assynt. See post below for further details

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, February 15th, 2019 at 6:18pm
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, February 15th, 2019 at 1:19pm