Cnoc nan Each Bridge Repair and Upgrade

The aim of this project was to repair and upgrade the bridge giving access to Cnoc nan Each to help maintain good access to parts of the Assynt Foundation estate, and its historic built heritage, and allow more woodland planting to go ahead in the area. The bridge is one of only four designated access points directly onto Assynt Foundation

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

Fox Point Path

The path around Fox Point provides a recreational route from the crofting village of Polbain to the Pier of Old Dornie. The Fox Point Path improvements, which have now been completed, allow better access by residents and visitors, enabling them to appreciate the natural beauty of this part of the Coigach coastline. This project is important as it enables people

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

Coigach & Assynt Heritage Signage Project

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) has several heritage projects that have increased the understanding of local heritage.  The Partnership has also created greater links between the area’s historic and natural heritage and the tourist organisations of Coigach and Assynt. This project aims to highlight this heritage for both Coigach & Assynt on a specially designed map, to be

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
 

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