Another Training Opportunity – Chainsaw Training

Chainsaw Training Sponsorship Coigach Assynt Living Landscape is able to provide tuition for chainsaw training for one person from or resident in Coigach or Assynt.  The award is the tuition costs for a 4 day course Maintenance, Cross-cutting & Basic Felling (up to 200mm).  The course will be held in Contin and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute

NC500 Wildlife Festival 28th May- 5th June 2016

As we are perfectly positioned on the NC500 route, it gives us the opportunity to be part of the NC500 Wildlife Festival 2016! We are hosting the ‘Secret Life of Trees’ event on Friday 3rd June 1pm-4pm at Little Assynt Tree Nursery. It’s your chance to peek behind the scenes at the conservation of our native tree species and get

CALL Dry Stone Wall Training Repairs Common Grazings Wall

Many thanks to Dave Goulder for leading the two Dry Stone Wall Training day.  The first days training was in Coigach on 4th May 2016.  The second day 13th May 2016 was based near Stoer Village Hall on repairing a section of the Common Grazing Wall (shown right). Thanks also to the participants John, Mike, Nigel, Patricia, and Scottie, who

Dry Stone Wall Training Day 4th May 2016

Want to Learn the Basics and More of Dry Stone Walling? Calling all beginner and experienced Dry Stone Wallers and enthusiasts.  Join the Dry Stone Wall Assessment Day on 4th May 2016 and learn the fundamentals and more interesting techniques of dry stone walling!  Master wall builder, Dave Goulder, will tutor the participants over the day, and assess participants for

DofE Volunteers

Local teenagers working towards their bronze level of the Duke of Edinburgh award gave up the last day of their Easter holidays to volunteer at Little Assynt tree nursery last Friday. The hard workers help prepare seed beds and learned how to sow Downy Birch seeds into seed trays. Volunteering opportunities are always available at the tree nursery. For after-school volunteering

Spring Open Day

A wet day didn’t put visitors off coming along to Little Assynt tree nursery’s open day last week. Live music from our brilliant local musicians created a great atmosphere and cake kept everyone happy. Creative kids made cress heads and tried out the tree puzzles dotted around the nursery. Thank you to everyone who contributed and came along to support us.

Willow Weaving in Achiltibuie

As part of Little Assynt tree nursery’s Spring open day celebrations last week we ran a willow bird feeder course in Achiltibuie. Visitors to the area and local people came along to try their hand at willow weaving under the expert eye of local willow grower and weaver Midge. Everyone that took part had a great time and set off home

Tree of the Month!

Just in case you missed any of our Tree of the Month Facebook posts from March, we have put them all together in this blog. Each month we pick one of the native trees we grow at Little Assynt Tree Nursery and tell you a bit about them. We’re big fans of aspen here.  It is one of our most

Visit Little Assynt Tree Nursery on Facebook!

It’s exciting times at the tree nursery! Our trees are being sold and are off to put down roots in their new homes. The beginnings of spring are starting to show and seeds have been sown. Now you can keep track of what is going on at Little Assynt by visiting our new Facebook page, featuring latest news and events.

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