Our Living Landscape: Communities Leading Change Conference

On 18 August 2021 we held our free, virtual conference, Our Living Landscape: Communities Leading Change, to celebrate the end of our five years of National Heritage Lottery Funding. There were 24 presentations from partners and funders, sharing their learnings and the outcomes of their projects. Over 200 people from all over the UK and beyond registered for the event,

CALLP conference programme announced

With less than a month to go to our conference, we are delighted to announce a packed programme of expert speakers for the event, which will demonstrate how rural communities have been working together to achieve positive change for our landscape and its people. The free online conference, on 18 August 2021, will be opened by Jo Pike, CEO of

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

Factfinding for a new deer larder for Glencanisp

As part of the CALLP Sustainable Deer Management Project, Claire Belshaw (Chair, Assynt Foundation), Romany Garnett (Quinag Conservation Officer, John Muir Trust) and Fiona Saywell (Education Manager, CALLP) are involved in the planning for a new deer larder to be installed at Glencanisp. As part of the process they visited the Lairg deer larder on a pre-Christmas visit. The visit

Elphin Hall watertight again

by Ann O’Keefe Well this has certainly been a year to remember, and Elphin, Ledmore & Knockan Community Association will remember it in a positive way because of  the assistance given by Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) to enable work to be done on our Community Hall roof and stonework to stop water entering the building. Thanks to

Clachtoll Broch project nominated for Current Archaeology mag award – please vote!

  Great news! The project to rescue Clachtoll Broch, part of which was funded through the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership, has been nominated as Rescue Project of the Year in the Current Archaeology Magazine Awards programme. The project is led by Historic Assynt, with excavations carried out by AOC Archaeology, and has revealed a huge amount about Iron

Thank you National Lottery players!

It’s #ThanksToYou Day – a chance for projects that have benefitted from National Lottery funding to say thank you to the players who have made it possible. As you can imagine in the current situation it hasn’t been possible for us to get all our many projects together for a joint thank-you selfie, but we have managed to get a

Job Opportunity to join the CALL Team

We are delighted to announce that we have an opportunity for people to join our Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership Scheme staff team. There is the opportunity to join this part time job with the Trusts other vacancy for a Living Landscapes Communications & Advocacy Officer for the Cumbernauld Living Landscape Creating Natural Connections Project to create a full

Sense of Place Virtual Workshops: Do you live in Coigach or Assynt? We need your help!

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 based. We will be identifying common messages from community consultation in the form of online workshops. This project is lead by the North West Highland Geopark and contractor Countryscape have

What to Spot All Year!

May marks our year of What to Spot finished. Below I have placed all the blogs together so you can view the months more easily that trawling through all the blogs! We will keep updating with more spots from Coigach to add to the Assynt Field Club records. If you have any suggestions for species that should be included please

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