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National Tree Week at Little Assynt Tree Nursery

Last week we celebrated National Tree Week at Little Assynt Tree Nursery with the reopening of our Gaelic Alphabet Tree Trail. Pupils from Lochinver Primary School prepared tags with the Gaelic names for each of the trees and the letter they represent in the Gaelic Alphabet. Pupils then took us on a tour of the trail.

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An Apple a Day….

Apple loving primary 1 to 4 pupils from Lochinver Primary School visited Little Assynt Tree Nursery to learn about the year in a life of an orchard apple tree. They spent the morning finding out what happens to the trees throughout all the seasons from blossom and pollination, to thinning, harvesting and pruning. Our Fruit

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Strained Wire Fencing Course

6 local people braved the wind at Clachtoll to complete a fencing course last month. It was organised by CALL and Assynt Learning with funding from the Coastal Communities Fund and Caplich Community Benefit Fund. The participants learned all aspects of strained wire fencing and successfully erected a 50m fence.    

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Tree Nursery Summer Open Day

Little Assynt Tree Nursery hosted a summer open day full of great local crafts, home-baking and of course plenty of trees! It was well attended and we even had some little helpers with rowan berry crushing! The building of bug hotels to house our pollinators over winter was accompanied by live music from our amazing local musicians. 

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Tree Nursery Host Dry Stone Wall Training

Assynt Learning organised master dry stone wall builder Dave Goulder to instruct four rural professionals in the skills necessary to achieve Level II in dry stone wall construction. The participants joined the course as a steppingstone to the dry stone wall builder instructor qualification, and as a prerequisite for quoting for dry stone wall contract

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Turning Fingers Green!

Local people and visitors to the area interested in developing some basic horticulture skills have been attending taster sessions at Little Assynt Tree Nursery. So far, fortnightly sessions have introduced participants to making compost, filling cells, transplanting seedlings (known as pricking out) and taking cuttings.  Local participant Katrina Martin said “the training has provided a

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Tree of the Month!

Just in case you missed our tree of the month posts from June, we would like to introduce you to the lovely Wych Elm. Last month we were out collecting seed, found inside their winged fruit before the wind whisked them away!             The once dominant English elm descended from

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Green Fingers Training!

Little Assynt Tree Nursery has put together fortnightly taster sessions in basic tree growing skills. Over 8 weeks you will learn a variety of skills including mixing compost, sowing seeds, preparing cells, pricking out, taking cuttings, tree identification and collecting seeds. Starting on Tuesday 5th July, the sessions run from 12-2pm. We can take a

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Rogart Research Team Visit!

Last week pupils from Rogart Primary School visited Little Assynt Tree Nursery on a research mission! They are starting their own tree nursery and were having a look at how we do things at Little Assynt. The budding horticulturists learned about all the stages in growing trees and got hands on transplanting Juniper and Scots

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Primary 7 Go Wild!

Since April, Primary 7 pupils from Lochinver, Stoer, Achiltibuie and Ullapool have been part of an exciting transition project ‘Discovering Wild Places’. It has given the pupils the opportunity to work together to discover, explore and conserve wild spaces, and share their experiences, fulfilling all elements of the Discover level of the John Muir Award,

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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