Image: Vickii Campen/Scottish Wildlife Trust Whether you’re a tourist or a local, it will soon be easier to discover and share what makes this part of…
A Sense of Place
Through the development of a North West Highlands Geopark business plan, community consultation and a workshop focused on developing an interpretation strategy for Coigach and Assynt, we found that although interpretation and information on walking routes and landscape is a key part of the visitor experience, digitisation into an app would create a central hub and improve access to this data. We are also developing a Sense of Place Toolkit, for use by local businesses and organisations to capture and communication what makes our area so special. And finally we are publishing a guidebook or walks in Coigach & Assynt that will highlight our rich natural and cultural heritage.
The aims of the project are to:
- Produce an app providing interpretation of the landscape from walking and driving routes passing through the project area.
- Highlight the geology that underpins the landscape of the local area and link it to the features of the landscape that people are passing through.
- Offer information on local service providers that can be easily updated and added to at low cost.
- Include several sites where virtual tours can be taken.
Work on the Sense of Place Toolkit and guidebook is well underway, with publication due in the next few months. Work on the app will begin very soon, and will be complete before the end of the summer. Check out the news reports below.
Our Landscape Routes project aim is to produce a toolkit to celebrate and promote our landscape within Coigach and Assynt. This can be nature, built or Cultural heritage or landscape…