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The Amazing Things About Trees

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Course Leader Trees never cease to amaze me, the other week a friend told me that one of the drugs used for fighting cancer comes from Yew trees. I also recently read that patients in hospital recover faster from surgery or illness if they’re surrounded by plants and have trees

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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

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, April 18th, 2019 at 4:40pm

Isle Martin are looking for an Island Access Co-ordinator, a position that we're pleased to fund through our Community Grants Scheme. See post below for details and how to apply.

Our Community Grants Scheme is funded with thanks to players of the...

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, April 12th, 2019 at 4:50pm

Check out what a great job the volunteers did at our Beach Clean at Culag Woods in our latest blog https://coigach-assynt.org/2019/04/a-spring-clean-for-culag-woods-beaches/

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, April 19th, 2019 at 6:18pm

Been a few lovely mornings recently! Hopefully a few more on the cards in the next few days https://t.co/TI3EKIHC2y

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, April 19th, 2019 at 1:19pm

Check out what a great job the volunteers did at our Beach Clean at Culag Woods in our latest blog: https://t.co/A7V5bwooSK

Next beach clean is at Stoer Green on Thurs 25th April, 10am to 1pm. Pop along...

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