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Volunteer Training at Achlochan

This week we ran a 2-day course for the Achlochan Project volunteers to get trained in using brush-cutters and strimmers. This course was LANTRA accredited and covered maintaining the machines as well as safe usage. All the trainees passed and now are qualified to use strimmers and brush-cutters to help maintain the Achlochan site. Although

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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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Baskets, Baskets, Baskets!

The latest Woodland Artisan Course was a 2 day willow weaving course with the wonderful Willow Weaving Expert Tim Palmer. Tim had previously taught a course for us and we just had to have him back for another! We had a nice mix in the group of beginners and those that had been on Tim’s

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Creating a Highland Cup

The latest course from our Woodland Artisan project was cup carving. Wooden Tom was back to hold another great course, this time using axes, chisels Gouges and knives to carve a Highland cup based on one found in Ardgour on the West Coast created nearly 2000 years ago. We started with a Silver Birch log

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A walk on the wild side at Clachtoll

Another rough week of weather but the sun tried to shine for us and people came out to join myself, Andy, David and Avril on a walk around Clachtoll, learning about wildlife recording and its importance. So fully waterproofed up (just in case!), we headed out! Assynt Field Club, of which Andy, David and Avril

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A Liking for Lichen

Last week I spent my time wandering around woodlands learning about the Lichens that are associated with out Atlantic Hazel Woodlands. Along side the Assynt Field Club, we were joined by Andy Acton of the British Lichen Society for a pretty intense 5 days of Lichens. Atlantic Hazel Woodlands are classed as Hazel (Corylus avellana)

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Demonstration crofts in Coigach & Assynt

We will be looking for enthusiastic and forward-looking crofters to take up the demonstration croft opportunity. The croft selection will be done in a competitive and transparent way. Croft development will be guided by an agreed plan and implemented by a combination of training event, the crofter him/herself, a development budget, and funding through rural

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Crofting Project – maximising the opportunities available to crofters

Crofting exists in areas where agricultural production and investment costs are traditionally high. It is widely regarded as a socially, culturally and environmentally important activity, for the sense of identity it provides, the landscape it produces and the systems of communal working it supports. The aims of this project will be to provide practical training

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Woodland Artisan – Birch Bark Pots

Last weekend we ran a course on making birch bark pots with the fantastic Wooden Tom. It was a fantastic day, and everyone was pleased with their creations! Thank you all that came and Tom for his expert wood skills to guide us. How were they made? The lid and base are made from a

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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

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 3:59pm

Upcoming improving croftland workshop in Achiltibuie. Free transport available from Assynt. See post below for further details

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeMonday, February 11th, 2019 at 4:24pm

Just 3 weeks left to get your project ideas submitted for our Community Grants Scheme. Deadline 12 noon Monday 4th March. Find out more about the grants available at www.coigach-assynt.org/communitygrants

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, February 15th, 2019 at 6:18pm
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, February 15th, 2019 at 1:19pm

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