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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

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The Soil Beneath Our Feet

Guest blog by Joseph Peach, local musician and Project Manager for the Music & Tales project A living landscape is more than just scenery; it is the interaction between people and place. Stories, music and song reflect these interactions, helping us better understand where we have come from and where we might go. Coigach and

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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.    

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, December 13th, 2018 at 4:32pm

Latest snippet of Forge Photography's short film documentary about Clachtoll Broch with Historic Assynt's Gordon Sleight

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Forge Photography
Our forthcoming short film documentary is presented by Historic Assynt Chair, Gordon Sleight with 90% of ground filming directed by our 16 y/o son George. All camera work George Child.
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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 4:28pm

We were delighted to join the #ThanksToYou campaign this year and hold a Coigach and Assynt themed free quiz night for #NationalLottery players. Our event was one of hundreds across the country included in the campaign to say Thank you to...

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeMonday, December 17th, 2018 at 12:42pm

We had fun making these, glad they were appreciated! It was lovely having partners and volunteers join us for our Christmas lunch last Friday - gets bigger every year! We had such a good time we forgot to take any photos! https://t.co/ooAj4ZHQdz

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeMonday, December 17th, 2018 at 7:53am

Day 15 of #AOCAdCal: we couldn't resist sharing this little find from #Clachtoll again - can you see the smiley πŸ˜€ doodle? Find out more about this incised stone disc over on the blog: https://t.co/zIt5vXZiLZ

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