Community Grant Scheme Recipients 2020

This year, 10 projects within Coigach and Assynt have been awarded a total of £31,869 through the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) Community Grant Scheme. Projects benefiting from funding include supporting the repair of stone walls around community gardens, community archive revamp and seaweed surveys. Over the last four years that the Community Grants Scheme has been running,

Repairs to make the Elphin Community Hall watertight

Elphin, Ledmore and Knockan Community Association are one of this years Community Grant Scheme recipients. Here is an update on their work so far: Thanks to the generous donation of £5000 from CALLP and their partners Scottish Natural Heritage and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Elphin, Ledmore and Knockan Community Association Ltd have been able to employ Gordon Mackenzie

Freshwater Lochan Survey Project Completed!

As you explore Coigach and Assynt you can’t help but notice the enormous amount of freshwater lochans; it’s no wonder that this is an important habitat for wildlife but also a large attraction for visitors and anglers. Many a photographer, artist and ecologist have flocked to the area to see the beautiful views the lochans enhance and the wildlife they

Community Grants Scheme Deadline Approaches

The deadline for the fourth and final round of the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership Scheme (CALLP) Community Grants Scheme is fast approaching. Individuals can apply for up to £1,000 and organisations can apply for up to £5,000 to support natural, cultural, and built heritage in the Coigach & Assynt areas. The deadline for applications is 12 noon, Monday

Creagan Grabhalta Clach Tuill – Engraved Stones of Clachtoll

One of our Community Grants Scheme recipients this year was Griogair MacAllein who led story walks across the area throughout last year. Through these walks, Griogair shared his wealth of knowledge of local folklore and history. Here he shares some thoughts on the Creagan Grabhalta Clach Tuill –  the Engraved Stones of Clachtoll:   Although an ‘Aiberdeenshire’ loon born an’

A Journey through Elphin for Quite an Adventure

Having supported The Journey Through Elphin community wall-hanging. project through our Community Grants Scheme it was a pleasure to attend the unveiling of the finished wall hanging at Elphin village Hall. Earlier in the year my six-year-old daughter had won the Elphin Chicken Day Painting Competition in school. She was now looking forward to counting the chickens on the community

Woodland Activity Leader Training Opportunity

We at CALL are delighted to announce that we have places available for the residents of Coigach and Assynt to join us in bringing a new training course to the area. Wild things!, from Findhorn (https://wild-things.org.uk/), have agreed to come over to our beautiful part of the world to deliver their Woodland Activity Leader Training (WALT) programme. So, what is

End of road for £200k Suilven path restoration work

On 21st June 2019 a small ceremony was held to mark the completion of the repairs on the Suilven Path. The ceremony was attended by directors of the Assynt Foundation, and representatives of the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership and the John Muir Trust, and by the project’s coordinator Chris Goodman who is now concentrating on developing his local

Assynt & Coigach Creative Trail

Guest blog by Lesley Muir, Chair of Assynt & Coigach Creatives, on the release of their Creative Trail leaflet, funded through our Community Grants Scheme Assynt & Coigach Creatives (ACC) is an association of local Artists and Makers who have come together to create an attractive, map-based Creative Trail leaflet bringing and guiding visitors around the Coigach & Assynt Living

A Journey Through Elphin

One of our Community Grants Scheme recipients this year is local textile artist Jan Kilpatrick. Jan proposed a project called “A journey through Elphin – past and present”. The project would create interpretation of built and natural features of the township through the creation of a community made wall hanging. Find out more about how Jan and the local Craft

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