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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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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

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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