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 area’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 LandscapeTuesday, March 24th, 2020 at 4:06pm

Over the last two years, West Sutherland Fisheries Trust have been surveying Freshwater Lochans and now the final report is in! Click below to see more and the final article

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeSunday, March 29th, 2020 at 6:18pm

Absolutely stunning! https://t.co/InrxN1CWxJ

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeSunday, March 29th, 2020 at 1:19pm

That view! 😍 https://t.co/C0Zc8RGndg