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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 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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CALL at the Assynt Games

After a pretty grey start, what a fantastic day we had for the games! The organisers did an amazing job of putting on a wide range of entertainment alongside the more traditional highland game events such as the hammer throw and caber toss. We had a great time meeting so many people from the local

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CALL at the Coigach Gathering

On Saturday the annual Coigach Gathering kicked off with a performance from the Achiltibuie and Ullapool Pipers and were followed by many other events throughout the day such as the kids and adult hill races, welly wanging and guess the weight of the salmon. Another scorcher of a day brought crowds of locals and tourists

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Tree Planting on Isle martin

Last week we held a tree planting session on Isle Martin. 1000 trees were taken by boat to our beautiful community island and planted by volunteers from John Muir Trust and the local community. It was a fantastic day with brilliant weather, all be it too hot! A mixture of native trees from locally sourced

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The Start of Something

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust, from 6th June 2017. After four years of preparation I can’t believe the path work on Suilven has flown by so quickly. Arran Footpaths have now finished this year’s work on the higher sections of Suilven while A.C.T. Heritage are half way

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Woodland Trust blog on Woodland Expansion project

Our partner for the Woodland Expansion project, the Woodland Trust, have written a blog about the Lochinver preschool helping out and learning about tree planting at Druim Suardalain on Assynt Foundation land. Our Outdoor and Woodland Learning project staff were on hand too. Read it here

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Calling for Fruity Information!

As part of the Woodland Expansion project, CALL are hoping to develop a couple of community orchards. We are looking for information from anyone who grows fruit in Coigach, Assynt and the surrounding area about what varieties grow well, where you grow it, what you use the fruit for, what tastes good and what problems

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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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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 😀 doodle? Find out more about this incised stone disc over on the blog: https://t.co/zIt5vXZiLZ

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