The Assynt Field Club set up a website in 2009 to provide a window to Assynt’s natural heritage and landscapes for local residents, visitors to the area and the wider scientific community.  It also encourages observations to be contributed.  From 2013-14 the website received 1,441 contributions. The previous website only allowed the display and storage of limited information from these contributions.

Through this project a modern, vibrant website will be created to replace the previous website, improving public access to large quantities of currently inaccessible natural heritage data.  By showcasing and interpreting the landscapes and natural heritage of Assynt, this website will enhance the appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of this area for all users and encourage further input of data and records from users.

The website will have the capacity to collect and store more data and it is hoped this new data will enhance and add to the available information, helping to build a better picture of the Assynt Landscape and how it is changing. This data can then be used to input into future land management decisions.

Both residents and visitors will be encouraged to take an interest in the landscape and natural heritage through the website. Information collected through the website will be regularly communicated to the wider biological recording community thereby engaging the wider scientific community.

The new website can be accessed here: www.assyntwildlife.org.uk

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What to spot: October Edition

Welcome to our October Edition of what wildlife you can look for when out and about. A lot of migrants are arriving this month to spend the winter with us

What to Spot: September Edition

Welcome to our September Edition of What to Spot. Birds beginning to migrate south, trees beginning to turn golden and a slight chill in the air; Autumn is coming. There

What to Spot – August Edition

Wow, August already and our fourth joint wildlife blog with Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP). Lots of human visitors are just arriving on their summer holidays this month

What to Spot: July Edition

Here is the July edition of our joint blog with Assynt Field Club. Many birds are on the move this month or looking after young. Plumage is also changing from

Wildlife to spot in June

In this, our second joint blog with Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape, we hope to give you an idea of some of our amazing wildlife to look out for in

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 5:05pm

Our Latest Woodland Artisan Workshops! Chris will be travelling round CALL teaching the art of Whittling. Please see posters for dates and times. Why not try out a taster course, if you like it come join us on Monday evenings on the run up to...

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeMonday, October 14th, 2019 at 4:53pm

Join Elphin Craft Circle Group and Jan Kilpatrick 2-4pm Saturday 9th November for the unveiling and celebration of their community-made textile wall-hanging depicting life in Elphin – past and present.

There will also be refreshments and a local history display.

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 6:18pm
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 1:19pm

Upcoming whittling workshops as part of our Woodland Artisan project with Assynt Leisure Centre.

Intro to whittling Sat 2nd Nov Lochinver, Sun 3rd Nov Achiltibuie

Whittling course, 4 workshops, Monday Evenings 25th Nov to 16th Dec

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