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Volunteering Programme 2019!

As the new year is approaching, I am excited to tell you about the new monthly volunteer programme that will launch in January 2019! The fourth Thursday of each month we will have a volunteer event running, rotating about the projects. Other volunteer events may be arranged as extras to this program. Examples of activities

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Volunteers, We Need You!

Volunteer week is coming! From the 1st to the 7th June we are joining organisations across Scotland in recognising and celebrating the time and dedication of volunteers. Whether it is an hour here and there or long-term volunteers we appreciate all the help and support that people give us. Volunteers are incredibly important to organisations

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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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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,

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Little Assynt Tree Nursery Visitors

So far, 2016 at Little Assynt Tree Nursery has been a hive of activity. Back in February we were out with volunteers collecting Juniper seeds and Aspen root, the last to be collected before seed sowing. Volunteers have been helping out on a weekly or fortnightly basis, for an hour or two, or all day.

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Work Opportunity with CALL

Little Assynt Tree Nursery Seed Collection Organiser Contract In partnership with the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Little Assynt Tree Nursery is to collect local tree seed for the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.  The Little Assynt Tree Nursery is a project of Coigach Assynt Living Landscape (CALL). The Nursery is looking to contract a Seed Collection

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Tree of the Month!

Just in case you missed any of our Tree of the Month Facebook posts from March, we have put them all together in this blog. Each month we pick one of the native trees we grow at Little Assynt Tree Nursery and tell you a bit about them. We’re big fans of aspen here.  It

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Juniper Seed Collection

Last week, volunteers spent a bright winters day collecting juniper seed for Little Assynt Tree Nursery.  

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Little Assynt Tree Nursery Partners with Kew Gardens

The Assynt News featured Little Assynt Tree Nursery as it has been invited to partner with Kew Gardens in the UK National Tree Seed Project, and the Nursery as a result had advertised for a Seed Collection Organiser.

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 5:49pm

Not long left now to get your applications in for our Community Grants Scheme. Deadline 12 noon Monday 4th March. Find out more and download the application form at https://coigach-assynt.org/project/community-grants-scheme/

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 4:33pm

Looking at the weather tomorrow it could be a bit wet, so we are moving the nest box event to the Assynt Leisure Centre. Same time, slightly different location! Hope to see you there!

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, February 22nd, 2019 at 7:53am

You get wonderful views of Quinag walking round the paths at Little

Assynt https://t.co/S9VEKhPgYs

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, February 21st, 2019 at 6:18pm

Lovely contrast between the island and the snowy hills behind https://t.co/QDaE3iknZM

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