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 has produced more than its fair share of musicians, many of whom have achieved national acclaim. The Summer Isles Festival, first held in 2012, showcases some of the best of this local talent, serving as an inspiration for future musicians.

The aims of the project are to:

  • Produce a song and music book enabling musicians and others to bring old tunes back to life and ensuring future generations can access and use them.
  • Unearth new material as well and research and connect existing archived information.
  • Commission and record a modern piece of music, inspired by the areaโ€™s living landscape, to encourage our young musicians to promote the area through their music.

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Oral History Researcher required for Music & Tales project

Oral History Researcher The Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) Scheme comprises fourteen organisations working together to deliver twenty-eight projects over a five-year period, with principle funding secured from

The Soil Beneath Our Feet

Guest blog by Joseph Peach, local musician and Project Manager for the Music & Tales project A living landscape is more than just scenery; it is the interaction between people

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, November 22nd, 2019 at 5:00pm

๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰Tonight is the night we have been waiting for! Come and join quizmasters Vickii and Laura for a great night testing your knowledge, having laughs and celebrating 25 years of the National Lottery. Starting at 7:30pm, Lochinver Village Hall, teams up to 6. Free entry...

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, November 21st, 2019 at 5:10pm

Here is a little sneak peak at some of the contents in our two local produce and craft prize baskets for the quiz tomorrow. For a chance to win come along and test your knowledge on Coigach and Assynt. Free event with a lottery ticket!...

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, November 21st, 2019 at 1:19pm

Great night time footage of Assynt's wildlife https://t.co/hqygWuqZma