Acheninver Hostel renovations

    Acheninver Hostel is set in Coigach and has been an iconic part of the local landscape for a long time. It is a former 18th century croft house, owned by Scottish Wildlife Trust as part of Ben Mor Coigach Estate.  The croft house became a Scottish Youth Hostel Association (SYHA) youth hostel in 1938 when hiking and hostelling

Fox Point Bothy

  This project aims to restore a beautiful old stone bothy built in the mid nineteenth century as accommodation and storage for the salmon fishers who worked all along the coast in Coigach. Commercial salmon fishing was carried in Coigach for over 300 years, up to 1995. The earliest mention has been found in the Cromartie Estate records, and refers

Clachtoll Ranger Hut

The aim of this project is to replace the ranger hut at Clachtoll with a structurally sound building with a larger display area to house a wider range and more in-depth interpretation of the natural, cultural, and built heritage of Clachtoll and the wider area in general. In particular, it will house accessible interpretation for Clachtoll Broch to complement the interpretation at the

Assynt Fisheries Oral History Project

Lochinver, in Assynt, has been an important centre for fishing from before the Herring Station was built in 1775. This project sought to record the present status of the fisheries and the remembered history and stories associated with the development of fishing around the peninsula in living memory by local people. The project aimed to chart and record the evolution

Music & Tales of Coigach & Assynt

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 Assynt have a wonderfully rich cultural heritage – the area was Gaelic speaking until three or four generations ago and it

Artist in Residence

Over the lifetime of the project (until lockdown restrictions affected our plans) artists, selected through a process of recruitment and interview, spent time in the project area living and working alongside either a single project or possibly a number of projects, to explore how the project’s processes and outcomes can be expressed and interpreted in artistic forms. The periods of

Achlochan Coastal Heritage

The natural shelter of the Achlochan peninsula, its coastal location, the presence of inland fresh-water and readily available construction materials have sustained settlers since the Iron Age. Geologists believe the reed bed in Achlochan loch – the largest in Wester Ross, and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) – was once a sea loch and in more recent times

Clachtoll Broch

Clachtoll broch is one of the most iconic monuments in northern mainland Britain and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It was in a dilapidated state and choked with rubble debris. As a result, visitors could only access the broch by climbing over rubble to walk around the site on the wall head. This was both damaging to the broch and hazardous

Isle Martin Croft House

Isle Martin is a community owned island looked after by the Isle Martin Trust. The Croft House is one of the oldest existing buildings on the island, and was recorded in the 1875 Ordinance Survey. It is a traditional drystone lime mortar building that can offer sleeping accommodation for 6-8 people, but it had become damp and uninviting over the

Badentarbet Net Shed

Commercial salmon fishing was carried in Coigach for over 250 years, up to 1995. During its commercial heyday the fishery encompassed a number of buildings at the Badentarbet Fishing Station, and among the remaining buildings is the 180-year-old former Ice House building (last used as a net shed) which faced further deterioration and permanent disuse. The aims of the project

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