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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 but, for many birds, plants and animals this is autumn and the start of preparations for winter! Many of the birds that passed through, and

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Woodland Artisan: Cup Carving in June

Guest Blog: Chris Goodman, Assynt Woods I’m having to restrain myself. My cup’s been sitting in a bag with some wood shavings for 5 days now, slowly drying, and I just want to get it out and admire it. Then fill it with gin and tonic or maybe coffee (if it’s a bit early in

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Willow Cord: Woodland Artisan Course

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Course Leader I use timber from trees all the time, whether it’s for building and diy jobs, making spoons or as firewood – it’s an incredible material which lends itself to all sorts of uses. But recently I’m becoming more and more interested in how we can use some of

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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 June. June can be a ‘quiet’ month for birds, from a human perspective at least, as the singing often stops for a while this month

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The Amazing Things About Trees

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Course Leader Trees never cease to amaze me, the other week a friend told me that one of the drugs used for fighting cancer comes from Yew trees. I also recently read that patients in hospital recover faster from surgery or illness if they’re surrounded by plants and have trees

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We’ve ‘Done’ Suilven

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust I look at my watch, it’s 5.30pm and it’s still a long walk back to Glencanisp from the steep slope on the north side of Suilven. It’s the last day on site of the path repair project and it’s been all hands

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The Final Push

Guest blog by commissioned photographer, Chris Puddephatt Only a few days left now; the whole project is nearing completion. Time has flown. Scary. At the beginning of this season I met Chris Goodman to identify a few sites as likely candidates for “before and after” shots and got the first set in the bag. Now

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Groundhog Day

Guest blog by commissioned photographer, Chris Puddephatt After several attempts to contact Alec the team leader by phone (mine was playing up, and his had no signal at all…. modern technology!!!), I drove up to Glencanisp one evening to have a proper old fashioned conversation about my next visit. It was good to meet again

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Sometimes things just don’t work out

Guest blog by commissioned photographer, Chris Puddephatt Mid-July and I hear that work has resumed in the gully up to the summit ridge, whilst the path across the peat must be almost finished. I’m keen to meet up with the “upper team” that I first saw on that cold foggy day; well over a year

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Rant

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust I’ve been looking over the work on the steep north side of Suilven that was completed last year. The team worked on two sections, one halfway up the slope where the path had become a steep loose scree shoot and at the

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, August 9th, 2019 at 5:10pm

Fantastic opportunity for crofters - Seeing your crofts potential! One of three workshops on Making the most of your croft Please place bookings with Anne aacampbell@coigach-assynt.org

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, August 9th, 2019 at 10:35am

Come and find us at the Assynt Games, we would love to meet you!

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, August 15th, 2019 at 12:55pm

Make the most of your croft workshop this Saturday. Contact Anne Campbell aacampbell @coigach-assynt.org or 01571 844 638 to register your place. https://t.co/TYz1mLCFCz

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, August 15th, 2019 at 6:12am

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