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,

Postie’s Path upgrades make path better for walkers

by Michelle Henley, Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserves Project Officer A centuries-old route across the remote hills of Coigach, once used by the hardiest of postmen, was recently given a major upgrade to make it safer for all kinds of walkers for many years to come. The Postman’s path is a popular route which skirts the coastline around the Scottish Wildlife

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

Survey reveals Coigach and Assynt’s globally rare habitats

Over the summer a survey funded through CALLP has discovered that the area between and around the sentinel peaks of Suilven and Canisp is home to an exceptionally large number of globally scarce and important upland habitats. The CALLP High Value Habitat survey is a joint venture between Scottish Wildlife Trust, Assynt Foundation and NatureScot, and aims to survey in

World Class Postie’s Path

For me the COVID-19 virus lockdown and subsequent easing was marked by site visits walking on the Posties Path, a Scottish Wildlife Trust lead project on the Trusts largest reserve Ben Mòr Coigach.   The waymarked path, which skirts the seaward side of BenMor Coigach, is one of three traditional routes around ‘the rock, the stunning and rugged multiple peaks

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

Taking the Posties Path – Gabhail a’Chreig

In the 1860’s postman Kenneth McLennan carried the mail twice a week from Ullapool to Achiltibuie, a distance of 23km. Today’s Posties Path is still challenging but runs for a shorter distance, covering the 11km between Achduart in Coigach, and Blughasary at Strathcanaird. Although both ends of the path are incorporated into core paths (Culnacraig Circular and Dun Canna Core

Acheninver Path: It’s a brilliant walk!

On a gorgeous sunny September weekend, after 2 hours of cajoling, I was able to coax my 6-year-old daughter into the car and head for the beautiful landscape of Coigach.  Following a 45 minute drive to Acheninver, my grumpy daughter reluctantly set off with me to explore the path to the Acheninver Beach that has recently been upgraded from an

Scottish Wildlife Trust Staff Conference 2019

This month we went to join colleagues at the Scottish Wildlife Trust Staff conference in Seamill, Ayrshire. It was a great two days where we got to catch up with other Living Landscape teams, head office staff and learn about other projects going on at the Trust. On day 1 Fiona and Laura held a workshop, a chance to slow

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