30th YEAR ANNIVERSARY
A Press & Journal article about the 30th anniversary of the Trust's buyout of the land. You can read it here: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands-islands/5318674/historic-assynt-land-buyout-marks-30th-anniversary/
The Trust office is open every weekday from 9am until 2pm during the season (Easter to October.)
We welcome the return of our many regular visitors, and new ones too!
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Assynt Crofters’ Trust News 16 June 2020
Culkein Stoer Jetty
Assynt Crofters’ Trust purchased the old jetty at Culkein Stoer from the Highland Council, as it had fallen into disrepair. The Trust were able to secure funding aid from EMFF, Viridor and CALL to pay for its’ restoration, and the old jetty has now been rebuilt. Once the lockdown is ended, we will have a little “opening ceremony” to celebrate. The old jetty ruin was useless and dangerous, not to mention an eyesore, and now the bay will be able to be used again for small boats, fishing and kayaking.
Glebe land at Stoer
Maurice Tomkinson is building a garden and allotment at the old Glebe land in Stoer. The Glebe had fallen into poor condition, but drainage has been improved and there is now a roadway which will make it easier for less mobile people to use it. A pond has been dug to attract wildlife, and already frogs and newts can be seen.
Trees have also been planted to commemorate the lives of individuals who have either directly or indirectly helped Maurice with the work or have a connection with the former Stoer Free Church. Recently an uncle of Maurice’s working partner Ann died of Covid-19, and it was very difficult for the family to make decent funeral arrangements. The trees will be planted in individual protective guards, and Maurice is offering to do this for anyone who wants it, so if it would help anyone from the area please feel free to tell them about it. Anyone is welcome to visit to view the trees. If you can’t get to the area but would like a tree planted for you, please get in touch with Maurice.
Check back here regularly to find out what's going on at Assynt Crofters' Trust.
Dates for 2022meetings here
New Boat with All-abilities Access
North Assynt is a fisherman's paradise, but many visitors who are elderly or less able find accessing the lochs using regular boats very difficult.
We now have a wheelchair friendly boat on loch Drumbeg. The boat has an outboard motor and is easily accessible via a purpose built jetty.
Permits available from the office
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Assynt Crofters' Trust
North Assynt Estate
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