Our Living Landscape – Six weeks to go!

We are now in the final six weeks before our virtual conference ‘Our Living Landscape: Communities Leading Change’ on the 18th August. For those of you who haven’t visited, here is a little information on the scheme: “Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape (CALL) is based in the far north west of Scotland and covers the largest area of any such

Wanted: great film maker to help us share our story

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership is looking for an inspiring and innovative film maker to work with us to create a short film that helps us share our unique story.   We are now in the final year of its delivery phase, and we would like to produce a film to celebrate the achievements of the many local people

Getting a feel for the place

An artist who creates textiles to explore the ‘fabric’ of a place has just been appointed as Artist in Residence for a Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership project. Clara Elliot is a Scotland-based artist whose work aims to reflect the relationship between landscapes, people and ecology. With a background in art history and landscape architecture, her work takes an

New roof will help open Croft House doors to visitors

After the blizzards of Easter, the spring has entered mildly.  Taking advantage of the first of the sunny days after the snows I arranged to visit Isle Martin to review the CALLP project that has renovated the roof of the Croft House.  However, as always, when I arrive at Isle Martin, it was the hum of bees that I immediately

Glen Canisp nature trail repairs complete

  The summit of Suilven dominates the peaks of Coigach and Assynt.  Whether it is the camel back profile spied from Stac Pollaidh or Elphin, or the bald pate rising over Lochinver, Suilven is one of Scotland’s most distinctive mountains.  However for me the most picturesque view of Suilven is from Glencanisp itself. Recently I had the chance to sit

OWL is on the wing again!

The Outdoor & Woodland Learning (OWL) team are back delivering sessions with the local schools! Hurray! Today one of the groups were learning and imitating the calls of the local woodland song birds, when they discovered an ant nest which caused much curiosity and excitement. You never quite know how a session is going to unfold moment to moment, which

Creating a Sense of Place

Whether you’re a tourist or a local, it will soon be easier to discover and share what makes this part of the world so special, thanks to a suite of new resources currently being developed by North West Highlands Geopark through the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape. The project includes an app that will guide tourists around some of the

Open call for Coigach Visual Artist in Residency

Coigach Community Development Company is inviting visual artists to apply for a new Coigach Artist in Residency as part of a wider CALLP project they are working on. Together CCDC & CALLP have built paths, restored historic buildings, commissioned oral history projects, supported young people playing and recording music, and are currently working on a project to design a heritage

Builders overcome tough challenges to upgrade Isle Martin Croft

Isle Martin Croft has been given a substantial upgrade, in part thanks to the local firm of builders who tackled the hefty challenges of working on a tiny island with no roads in order to make the improvements. The Croft has been mainly unoccupied for thirty years and suffered from damp and neglect. However after careful consideration Isle Martin Trust,

Postie’s Path upgrades make path better for walkers

by Michelle Henley, Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserves Project Officer A centuries-old route across the remote hills of Coigach, once used by the hardiest of postmen, was recently given a major upgrade to make it safer for all kinds of walkers for many years to come. The Postman’s path is a popular route which skirts the coastline around the Scottish Wildlife

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