Woodland Activity Leader Training (WALT) August 2021

It has been just over 1 month since I returned from my woodland activity leader-training course. Otherwise known as WALT.  The training took place at Wild-Things! An environmental education charity based in Findhorn on the Moray coast. My colleague, Lucy, came with me for the 7- day course and we had a fantastic week. There were 10 participants on the

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,

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

Quinag path project helps protect iconic mountain route

A popular route up one of our most iconic hills will be easier for walkers, and less damaging to the mountain, thanks to work that has just been completed by the John Muir Trust on Quinag. It was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, through the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership scheme, and through the generosity of John

Christmas 2020 with the OWL project

Our theme for December this year – Christmas of course!  Its been a very festive month for Lochinver and Achiltibuie Schools and where better to celebrate Christmas than outside in the cold and frosty air (well, we had a few soggy and windy days too!) Here are some of the activities the pupils and school staff have been helping us

Nature Printing Workshop a Success!

On the 12th November the Woodland Artisan Project hosted Nature printing with Anne Roberts in Achiltibuie. All that attended had a fantastic time. Here are some pictures of the wonderful prints created. Looks like it is a lot of fun and well worth a try!

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

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

A snapshot of the Outdoor & Woodland Learning programme

It was a relief to return to outdoor learning with the schools as they resumed for the 2020/21 academic year back in August. Since then we’ve been busy with Achiltibuie Primary School and Lochinver Primary School every week. Here is a snapshot of what we’ve been getting up to: Explorations up hills… … into the woods… … and by the

Walks guidebook editor/compiler required

We are looking for a self-employed contractor to complete the following work in contract with The Scottish Wildlife Trust, the Scheme’s lead partner. Guidebook editor/compiler: Updating and reprinting a walking guide for Coigach and Assynt (£5,900) This project, led by North West Highlands Geopark, aims to produce a Walker’s Guidebook for Coigach and Assynt building on community consultation work already

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